Barodians sculpt own idols for Ganeshotsav at home!
This, according to them, is a practical approach towards cultural amalgamation
Come, learn to sculpt your own clay idol and take home your handmade Ganpati idol. What's more, devotees can even immerse these idols in water at their homes and reuse the clay.
Ahead of this year's Ganesha Charuthi, a group of students in the city started a unique concept with the aim to bring back tradition and the essence of making and shaping Ganpati idols.
They are helping residents not only learn the art of idol making, but in the process install their handmade idol at their homes.
Interestingly, the motley group of students, most of them from the field of architecture, do not charge a single penny from the enthusiastic visitors.
The material to prepare the Ganesha idols is provided on the spot.
The group of students under the umbrella of - Umbro - have adopted an interdisciplinary approach that accepts traditional as well as contemporary ideology and workmanship.
This, according to them, is a practical approach towards cultural amalgamation.
The group put up a stall near Bird Circle inviting people where they could either prepare their own Ganesha models or use one of the five sets of moulds to sculpt the idol.