The Ganesha idol at the Bhausaheb Rangari Mandir in Pune, Maharashtra, created in 1892 by Bhausaheb Rangari (Bhausaheb Laxman Javale), turned 125 years on Ganesh Chaturthi 2016. Created at the height of the freedom struggle, it shows Lord Ganesha killing a demon, symbolic of India’s fight against British colonialism. Not only is it still used in daily worship but it has also been brought out yearly without break since 1892 on every Ganesh Chaturthi on a chariot that is also 125 years old. About 3 ft tall, and made of paper pulp and wood particles, it is the first recorded sarvajanik (public) Ganesh festival idol, and one that is also eco-friendly. The sarvajanik Ganesha festival was begun by Bhausaheb in 1892 and is continued by the Shrimant Bhausaheb Rangari Ganapati Trust.