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Procedure for making ecoGanesha idols

PROCEDURE TO MAKE AN ECO GANESHA:

Apparatus:

  • Natural Clay
  • Mould for the idol (Front and Back).
  • Talcum Powder/Ash/Chalk Powder
  • A Knife

The Process:

  • The Natural Clay is mixed with water to form Dough, such that water constitutes only 40% of the entire homogeneous mixture.
  • Now, Take the required mould of POP, and sprinkle its inner surface with Talcum powder/Ash/Chalk powder, for the purpose of lubrication.
  • Fill the front mould with the Clay Dough, simultaneously applying uniform pressure at all points. This ensures Precision in the features of the idol.
  • Repeat the above step for the Back Mould as well.
  • Now, put the two moulds together and fill any visible void with the clay.
  • Press the two Moulds against each for a small amount of time. Be Gentle in doing so, as Excess pressure can weaken the strength of the idol.
  • Now, remove the top Mould CAREFULLY and any excess Clay visible to you with a knife.
  • Your Eco Friendly Ganesha is now READY.

NOTE:

  • The Idol takes at least a day or two to dry, depending on its size.
  • The Natural Clay used here is easily available in any POTTERS COLONY.

PAINTING YOUR GANESHA:

  • Make Sure you have Brushes of all sizes. You can use the ones, we normally use on our canvas.
    (Smaller the idol, Finer should be the brush.)

  • Colors and their ingredients:

  1. China Clay(diluted) –> used as a primer coat.
  2. Natural Blue–> Extracted from Indigo Plant/Kalappa.
  3. Natural Yellow–> Extracted from Turmeric/Marigold(Chand huva).
  4. Orange/Red–>Extracted from Anato seeds / Marigold (Chand huva) (Orange)./Brick Powder(Red).
  5. Gum Arabic–> used as a BINDER.
  6. Green–>Extracted from Thumbe Soppu.
  7. Brown–> Extracted form Katha.
  8. Black–> Extracted from Charcoal.
  9. Violet–>Extracted from Jamoon.
  10. Gold–>Extracted from Mica bearing Clay(Powder form)
  • Making The Paint:
  1. 1. If Ingredients are:

a)      Plants/Flowers/Seeds:

Then squish it in a using a small stone,so that it becomes a paste.

b)      Powders:

These can be used as it is, but can be ground finer if needed.

  1. Take the Paste/Powder in a vessel and boil it till it gives out the color.

NOTE:

  1. Before using the colors, mix some GUM(used for paper) with it. The addition of gum helps the paint to adhere to the idol.
  2. Creating Shades:

  • Different Shades of the same color can created by adding intuitive amount of CHINA CLAY(diluted) to it.
  • CHINA CLAY can also be used to make the dilute paint, a little more concentrated (thicker).

EXAMPLES:

Katha + LIME(Calcium Compound) results in  Dark Brown.

Yellow + China clay results in  SKIN color.

EXPERIMENT TO DISCOVER COLORS OF YOUR LIKING!!

YOU ARE NOW FULLY EQUIPPED TO MAKE YOUR GANAPATHI HABBA CLEAN AND GREEN!!

Credits:

Regional Design & Technical Development Centre(Technical Wing)
Min. of Textile, Govt.  of India,
Bangalore

Estd. New Delhi 1958
Shifted to Bangalore 1961

Objectives:

  • To develop new tools and Equipments for the Handicrafts sector.
  • To conduct research & Experiments in new techniques and processes.
  • To popularize the use of Eco Friendly Dyes
  • To develop and upgrade the skills of the artisan community.
  • To disseminate the technology in the field/craft clusters.

Research & Experiments:

  • Bodies for ceramic and glazes.
  • Wood mosaic and Chemical etching.
  • Eco Friendly Dyes for textiles & Wooden Products.
  • Terracotta and artistic jewelry
  • Lacquering of wood and metal items.
  • Batik, tie & dye.
  • Cane & Bamboo.
  • Kalamkari

Activities:

  • Development of machine and tools.
  • Training to Trainers and Master Craftsmen.
  • Short term training: 1 month for anyone interested.
  • Demonstrations
  • Workshops
  • Financing (up to 40 lakhs) to Community Facility Centers (CFC) for to develop and support Handicraft sectors across the Country.

ADDRESS:

32, Victoria Road, Bangalore,560047

Landmark: LIFESTYLE
Tel: 080-25554969
Email: techwing@vsnl.net
Contact person
: Ullaskar Dey

38 Responses to Procedure for making ecoGanesha idols

  1. pujan

    kindly provide various photos for manufacturing Eco friendly statue

  2. Neethu Kamath

    hello,

    I’m interested in joining workshops helld at your center. could please send me the details.

    Thank you

  3. Sumanth Sharma

    DhanyavAda.

    Would appreciate if you can put up a print friendly version of this page.

  4. admin

    Thanks for your feedback. The downloads section has a pdf version of the document.

  5. Nice effort.

    Ganesh Murthy making from natual clay has been a popular event in many parts. All ages will enjoy Ganesh Murhty making. It brings families / community together. here is some pictures of Ganesh murty making event pictures. Playing with clay – is a fun event !!! http://www.hssus.org/gallery/v/MWEST/Ganesha_murthy_2007_canton_mi/
    Let the Parisara Ganapati bless all.

  6. Ramesh

    Sir,
    I am working in St.Joseph’s High School, Guntur
    I and My Students wants creat eco-friendly Ganesh idols
    plz. send details
    1. how to make Idols
    2. how to create moulds
    Plz. sir urgent

    Thank you

  7. admin

    Please provide the details of your address, we will try and courier and few sample packs.

  8. Mrs. Madhu V. Desai

    Sir,
    We are interested in manufacturing natural colours in paste form . We are looking for the technology for the same .Your are requested to inform us the formalities to be complied with.
    Thanking You,

    Mrs. Madhu Desai.

  9. V .A. Prasad

    Dear Sir, I like to make this type of clay ganesh at our place , will you send the moulds to our area .thanking you sir,

  10. prashanth

    sir i would like know how to prepare ganapathi moulds or where
    we can get them?

  11. admin

    Please let us know you location, we’ll try and see if we can link you with some local contacts.

  12. g.srikanth

    sir i would like to prepare eco ganapathi, but how? where we get the moulds?

  13. Patki

    Very informative site. i am from bangalore. I want to make/buy different sizes of ganesh and Gouri moulds for making green ganesha and Gouri for next year. Pl.let me know if the mould making facility or moulds are available with u. Thanks

  14. H. Sethu Rao

    Sir,
    I want one foot height Ganesh mould either in metal / wood / pop. My ambition is to develop worship of ECO ganesh & also to make in large scale to give free of cost.
    Where i will get mould give me details ph. no. address, etc.
    Sethu rao

  15. maheshaghera

    i have mfg of eco friendly ganesh so pls give me a market of bulk purcheser

  16. Satyajit Pasare

    i need the manufacturer of idols of Ganesha Statue so please contact me as soon as possible.

  17. Gopi

    Im in bangalore. I am looking for Ganesh Moulds. Please let me know where I can get moduls ?
    I think it is easy to make idol using wodden module. Let me know if i can find any wodden module.

  18. RAJASEKHAR

    SIR,
    I AM INTRESTED IN MAKING GANESH OF 1 OR 2 FEET BY MYSELF, THE ONLY PROBLEM IS LACK OF THE GANESH MOULD, WHERE DO I CAN GET THE MOULD PLEASE KNOW ME, MY CONTACT NO.09848525722,FROM TADPATRI OF ANANTAPUR DIST,ANDHRAPRADESH.

  19. amarnath

    i am in bangalore, looking for Ganesh moulds (9inches to 1 feet) where to get get it. pl let me know

  20. hrishikesh lahu nanaware

    i would like to join you because i like to do something niceone

  21. Vivek Kapse

    I am very keen in making my own Ganesh idol this year. I have been searching web to find any one who sells moulds. So far I have been unlucky. I stumbled upon your website and saw the amazing workshops that you have been doing in promoting eco-friendly Ganesh. Can I buy moulds from you? If so could you please send me what different buying options I have?
    Very anxiously awaiting your response.

    Regards,
    Vivek Kapse

  22. tiara

    really nice and cool

  23. Ratnadeep Malkhare

    I am interested in making eco friendly ganesh idols if any workshop is there for making moulds and ganesh idols then please provide us the address of such places

  24. Bhukta A

    Sir/Madam,

    I would like know how to prepare Ganapathi moulds or where we can get them or buy them?

  25. Vijay Mahadik

    I am in Poona I am looking for Ganesh Moulds Pl. let me know where I can get Moulds

    My Contact No. 9422362286

  26. admin

    Please contact Mr. Ganesh @ clay Station, Bangalore, they will be able to courier the moulds if required.

    Clay Station Art Studios Pvt Ltd
    #1-C , 2nd floor
    1st ‘D’ Main Road, 14th ‘B’ Cross
    HSR Layout, Sector 6 ( Near Fern Hill Garden Apt)
    Bangalore 560102.

    Phone : +91 9535000629 / +91 80 6546 2094

    Email : info@claystation.in

    Website : http://claystation.in/wordpress/

  27. Kaushik gupta

    Please help me secure moulds for small(4″-6″) high Ganesha statues in Bangalore.
    My contact number is 9686835825.
    Thanking you,
    Kaushik Gupta

  28. admin

    Please contact Mr. Ganesh @ clay Station, Bangalore, they will be able to courier the moulds if required.

    Clay Station Art Studios Pvt Ltd
    #1-C , 2nd floor
    1st ‘D’ Main Road, 14th ‘B’ Cross
    HSR Layout, Sector 6 ( Near Fern Hill Garden Apt)
    Bangalore 560102.

    Phone : +91 9535000629 / +91 80 6546 2094

    Email : info@claystation.in

    Website : http://claystation.in/wordpress/

  29. Chitanand

    I am working as School Administrator in Sadasivpet. 60 km away from Hyderabad Telangana I am looking for Ganesh Moulds Pl. let me know where I can get Moulds
    My Contact No. 9490674656

  30. admin

    Please contact Mr. Ganesh @ clay Station, Bangalore, they will be able to courier the moulds if required.

    Clay Station Art Studios Pvt Ltd
    #1-C , 2nd floor
    1st ‘D’ Main Road, 14th ‘B’ Cross
    HSR Layout, Sector 6 ( Near Fern Hill Garden Apt)
    Bangalore 560102.

    Phone : +91 9535000629 / +91 80 6546 2094

    Email : info@claystation.in

    Website : http://claystation.in/wordpress/

  31. subhash Ghuge

    I want mold. ..@Aurangabad
    Mo. 8975128668

  32. admin

    Please contact Mr. Ganesh @ clay Station, Bangalore, they will be able to courier the moulds if required.

    Clay Station Art Studios Pvt Ltd
    #1-C , 2nd floor
    1st ‘D’ Main Road, 14th ‘B’ Cross
    HSR Layout, Sector 6 ( Near Fern Hill Garden Apt)
    Bangalore 560102.

    Phone : +91 9535000629 / +91 80 6546 2094

    Email : info@claystation.in

    Website : http://claystation.in/wordpress/

  33. Rahul Ghodki

    Sir
    I am from Bhopal m.p. I want to know where from I can get mould of Ganesha .

  34. Where's My Pandit

    Where’s My Pandit is an e-commerce portal where you can book and buy eco-friendly Ganesh murtis online.

    We provide exquisitely designed Ganesh murtis. You can get here a variety of designs especially the replica of popular murtis like Dagdusheth, Lalbaug cha raja, Lambodhar Tiwala, etc. To book your Eco-friendly Ganesh murti visit http://www.wheresmypandit.com/eco-friendly-ganesh-murti.html

    Available Location:
    Ghatkoper, Mira Road, Prabhadevi, Thane, Vashi, Andheri, Kandivali

  35. D.P.Sharma

    Dear Sir

    I would like to prepare the Ganesh clay Idols an environment friendly idols and distribute among the people of our village. So, kindly let me know how I can procure the different types of molds of Ganesha free of cost. Kindly let me know as early as possible.

    Thanking you Sir

    With Best Regards

    D.P. Sharma

  36. admin

    Sir, Please contact Clay Station Bangalore for moulds for Small clay Ganapati. They will be able to provide more details on availability, cost.
    For more information about Clay Station, visit http://www.claystation.in or call 9535000629
    Thanks

  37. Kishore

    Where will we get the mould

  38. admin

    Hi Kishore
    You may please contact Claystation in Bangalore for availability of moulds for small clay Ganapati.
    For more information about Clay Station, visit http://www.claystation.in or call 9535000629
    Thanks

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