Dia Mirza Shows You How To Make An Eco-Friendly Tree Ganesha

Dia Mirza Shows You How To Make An Eco-Friendly Tree Ganesha

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Sculptor Dattadri Kothur created something very unique and innovative - the world’s first Tree Ganesha, an idol made of red soil, organic fertilisers and seeds, that transforms into a tree after immersion. In this video, actress Dia Mirza visits the Tree Ganesha workshop at Lower Parel in Mumbai, interacts with Kothur and also attends a class on how to make this eco-friendly Ganesha.

Tree Ganesha transforms into a potted plant after immersion. (Photo: The Quint)
Tree Ganesha transforms into a potted plant after immersion. (Photo: The Quint)

Procedure:

Mix red soil with organic fertiliser. Add water to form a dough.

Knead the dough until smooth. (Photo: The Quint)
Knead the dough until smooth. (Photo: The Quint)

Take the required mould with and fill the front mould with the dough.

The back mould needs to be filled with the mould as well. (Photo: The Quint)
The back mould needs to be filled with the mould as well. (Photo: The Quint)

Apply uniform pressure at all points. Repeat the above step for the back mould as well.

Ensuring precision in the features of the idol. (Photo: The Quint)
Ensuring precision in the features of the idol. (Photo: The Quint)

Put the two moulds together and fill any visible void with the mixture.

Filling the visible void with red soil and organic fertiliser mixture. (Photo: The Quint)
Filling the visible void with red soil and organic fertiliser mixture. (Photo: The Quint)

Press the two moulds against each other and be gentle in doing so.

Bringing the two moulds together, slowly. (Photo: The Quint)
Bringing the two moulds together, slowly. (Photo: The Quint)

Remove the top mould carefully and any excess clay visible to you.

After the clay is removed, let the idol dry. (Photo: The Quint)
After the clay is removed, let the idol dry. (Photo: The Quint)

Sprinkle some water and brush for final finish.

Painting the Tree Ganesha. (Photo: The Quint)
Painting the Tree Ganesha. (Photo: The Quint)

Put soil and organic fertiliser mixture inside and add ladyfinger seeds.

The final step- adding the seeds. (Photo: The Quint)
The final step- adding the seeds. (Photo: The Quint)
Dia Mirza with the man behind Tree Ganesha, Dattadri Kothur. (Photo: The Quint)
Dia Mirza with the man behind Tree Ganesha, Dattadri Kothur. (Photo: The Quint)

Camera: Chintamani Wagh and Divya Talwar
Editor: Kammaljit Singh Kainth
Producer: Divya Talwar

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