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Where does Idol Immersion take place?

In Sawantwadi, the central location for idol immersion is Moti Talao (Moti Lake), particularly bustling during festivals such as Ganesh Chaturthi. This picturesque lake serves as a traditional site where communities gather to bid farewell to their idols amidst cultural festivities.

Moti Talao
Moti Talao

Environmental Impact and Materials Used

Despite its cultural significance, idol immersion poses environmental challenges, primarily due to the prevalent use of plaster of Paris (PoP). PoP idols contain non-biodegradable materials and toxic paints, which adversely affect water bodies like Moti Talao. To address these concerns, regulations mandate the shift towards eco-friendly materials such as clay (Shadu clay), which dissolve harmlessly in water, minimizing ecological damage.

Laterite Soil

Laterite Soil

Soil Type in Sawantwadi


Sawantwadi is located in the coastal Konkan region of Maharashtra, which typically features laterite soil. This soil is rich in iron and aluminum, well-drained, and suitable for the lush green vegetation seen in the area.

Ganesh Visarjan

Outreach Activity

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