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As we look back at the beginning of the tradition of celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi, we learn that the first idols for this day were made from the wet clay from the local rivers and lakes. The day after Chaturthi celebrations, these idols were immersed in the same lake. Now, times have changed and so have the styles of preparation. Local clubs and communities started hosting mass pujas to commemorate Ganesh festival. Today, since there is competitive nature amongst all these local clubs to make the best of the idols and win awards, the old concept of clay idols started vanishing. The artisans of the recent times who make Ganesh idols use Plaster of Paris and other toxic bright Colors, which are very harmful and make the waters toxic and in consumable for a long time.