Ganpati Bappa Morya! Festivities of everyone's favourite lords birthday has begun in India in full swing.
People across the country are welcome Lord Ganesha on his birthday with the hope that he will alleviate all of their pains. Ganesh Chaturthi brings joy to the entire country and brings people together via events.
But Covid-19 has different plans for all the devotees out there, as the government imposed strict rules this Chaturthi and has urged all the devotees across the country to follow it to avoid the spread of Covid-19, as per recent reports.
Rules in different states across the country.
Throughout Mumbai, where Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most important festivals of the year, police issued confiscation orders from September 10 to 19 under Section 144 to curtail open celebrations in the context of the Covid-19 outbreak. The Mumbai Police Department has stated that no gatherings of more than five persons are permitted, and no Ganpati processions are permitted. Devotees in Mumbai will have to visit pandals around the city or take Lord Ganesha's darshan online.
The Telangana High Court has ordered the state government not to allow Lord Ganesh idols made of plaster of Paris to be immersed in Hyderabad's Hussainsagar lake. The state administration has also been ordered by the court to build specific rubber dams for the immersion of eco-friendly idols.
The Karnataka government has recently issued Ganesh Chaturthi restrictions, which restrict celebrations to districts with a Covid-19 positive rate of less than 2%. Ganapati idols that are not harmful to the environment are not permitted. Ganesha idols shall be no more than 4 feet tall and placed throughout the state. Ganesha idols must be no more than 2 feet tall to be placed inside homes. There will be no processions. Only movable immersion tanks and tubs are permitted for use.
4. Uttar Pradesh:
The government of Uttar Pradesh has recommended people celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi at home rather than in public areas. During the celebrations, all Covid-19 protocols should be followed.
Ganesh Chaturthi is a joyous occasion dedicated to Lord Ganesha. It is well-liked by Indians all around the country. Regardless of caste or colour, all followers of Lord Ganesha gather together. Ganesh Chaturthi brings joy and brings people together all over the world.
Let's celebrate this Ganesh Chaturthi while following all the rules and regulations as well.
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