A devotional idol with a health-based outlook is what Raju Sabnani’s Ganesha idol is all about this year.
Hongkong: 14 Sept. 2021: As an inspirational figure living and breathing the culture of India, Amigos, Young Millionaire Group of Hongkong, sets a rare example for society on Ganesh Chaturthi. They celebrated the Ganpati Poojan in a very healthy & eco-friendly way. They got two Ganesha idols made of White & Dark Chocolate, and after three days of sthapna, they did the visarjan/dissolved the idol in the Milk, and distributed the chocolate milk to the puja attendees as a prasad.
Raju Sabnani, President, Amigos Millionaire Group, Hong Kong, says festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi create a lot of environmental damage because idols of non-degradable materials last for so long in the environment. Lord Ganesha is known as the God of wealth, health, prosperity and goodness and Our chocolate Lord Ganesha will bring sweetness, good health, and prosperity in the life of the community.
On this day, I encourage all Indians to use edible chocolate Lord Ganesha idols during Poojan & Visarjan instead of the traditional idols because the chemicals, plaster of Paris and non-biodegradable materials in traditional idols leave a destructive trail after they are removed, said Raju Sabnani, President, Amigos.
I believe there is a need to be spread more & more awareness about using edible idols in Ganpati, Poojan to avoid environmental harm.