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

Dia Mirza takes you through a crash course in creating an environment 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.

Dia Mirza takes you through a crash course in creating an environment friendly Tree Ganesha.

Tree Ganesha transforms into a potted plant after immersion.

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Procedure:

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

Dia Mirza takes you through a crash course in creating an environment friendly Tree Ganesha.

Knead the dough until smooth.

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

Dia Mirza takes you through a crash course in creating an environment friendly Tree Ganesha.

The back mould needs to be filled with the mould as well.

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

Dia Mirza takes you through a crash course in creating an environment friendly Tree Ganesha.

Ensuring precision in the features of the idol.

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

Dia Mirza takes you through a crash course in creating an environment friendly Tree Ganesha.

Filling the visible void with red soil and organic fertiliser mixture.

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

Dia Mirza takes you through a crash course in creating an environment friendly Tree Ganesha.

Bringing the two moulds together, slowly.

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

Dia Mirza takes you through a crash course in creating an environment friendly Tree Ganesha.

After the clay is removed, let the idol dry.

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Sprinkle some water and brush for final finish.

Dia Mirza takes you through a crash course in creating an environment friendly Tree Ganesha.

Painting the Tree Ganesha.

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

Dia Mirza takes you through a crash course in creating an environment friendly Tree Ganesha.

The final step- adding the seeds.

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Dia Mirza takes you through a crash course in creating an environment friendly Tree Ganesha.

Dia Mirza with the man behind Tree Ganesha, Dattadri Kothur.

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

(This story is from The Quint's archives and has been republished on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi.)

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