Over 5 tonnes of bananas were used to create the 25-foot-tall Ganesh sculpture

25-foot-tall sculpture made of 5 tonnes bananas

Banana Ganesha Statue

The 10-day Ganesh Chaturthi event in Hinduism commemorates the birth of the elephant-headed god Ganesh, the god of abundance, fresh starts, and knowledge. A group by the name of Natraj Club honours the Hindu deity in the Indian city of Sambalpur in the state of Odisha by erecting an impressive sculpture of him every year out of various materials. In 2017, the group’s 11 members used 5 metric tonnes (about 5.5 tonnes) of bananas to construct a 25-foot-tall Ganesh monument.

The enormous sculpture, which is made up of a large number of green, unripe bananas, took 75 days to build. The group even used other organic elements to create decorative accents. The club’s art director, Gopal Pansari, says, “While the Lord’s jewels and tilak were made of wood, we made the eyes out of banana leaf.” But the fruit wasn’t wasted; after the event was over and the bananas had gone yellow, they were distributed to the needy.

The majority of Ganesh statues built during the event are made of plastic or other non-biodegradable ingredients, however Natraj Club takes pride in creating their yearly wonders utilising recyclable, nutritious components. In earlier years, compostable items like coconuts, delicious boondi ladoos, and tortoise shells were used to replicate the Ganesh god.

Check out the statue of Banana Ganesh and other earlier Natraj Club monuments down below.

Natraj Club crafted a magnificent 25-foot-tall Ganesh monument out of 5 metric tonnes of bananas for the Ganesh Chaturthi holiday.

Every year, the 11 members design a new statue utilising various biodegradable polymers.


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