Indian artisans make eco-friendly idols of Hindu god Ganesh
Artisans in the Indian city of Hyderabad have begun making eco-friendly idols of the Hindu god Ganesh ahead of a religious festival.
The statues of the elephant-headed deity are being made from a special clay known as "Kolkata ganga".
The Ganesh Chaturthi festival, also known as Vinayaka Chaturti, celebrates the arrival of Ganesh to earth from Kailash Parvat with his mother Goddess Parvati/Gauri.
This year the religious festival falls on September 10.