Apte Family Ganpati
Ganesh Idol is made from Shadu Clay and painted with natural colors of Haldi, Kumkum and Geru. Idol is 11 inches in height.
Coconut is made with bamboo sticks, newspaper and dry outer skin of coconut (Shendi or Husk). It is of 4ft height and about 30 inches in diameter in the middle. Natural glue is used for making this coconut.
Coconut Kernel (Khobara) is made as a sphere using newspaper strips glued on air balloon. While paper is used to give natural bright white color of kernel. Entire coconut is cross sectioned to show all the parts of Coconut like Exocarp, Husk, Shell and Kernel. Ganapati Idol is placed in the Kernel in a peaceful and cool while color.
Coconut is three dimensional and the Kalash is two dimensional. Kalash is made of hand made paper painted to give 3 dimensional effect. Kalash is decorated with Kumkum Swastik at the center. Kalash is kept on Rice on Chaurang (Pat). Puffed rice (Churmure) is used to show Rice on Chaurang. Height of the Kalash from ground if 30 inches.
Mango leaves are placed between Kalash and Coconut. These are made using green coloured paper.
Intentionally only natural things are used for this decoration and no thermocole or plastic.
It was good joint hard work by me, my wife and my daughter and other family members from Apte family of about a week.