Ganesh Chaturthi 2020: Ganeshotsav is beginning in the country from tomorrow i.e. 22 August. Every year from Ganesh Chaturthi to Anant Chaturdashi, Ganeshotsav is celebrated all over the country, although it is at its peak in Maharashtra. In pandals, in place and place, Ganpati is brought along with the instruments and installed for one and a half days, two and a half days to 11 days and then they are immersed with great pomp. But this year, due to Corona period, it will not be seen.
In view of COVID 19 infection, various states have not allowed big pandals to be installed in public places. People are instructed to install the idol of Lord Ganesha at home. At such places where the mandals are allowed to place pandals in their localities on a small scale, there can be a certain number of devotees apart from the priest. During this time all the protocols related to sanitation and health safety will be followed. In view of this, many organizers have made preparations to provide virtual darshan of Lord Ganesha to devotees through Facebook, Google and zoom videos this year.
Changed the look of celebration
Nina Hejib, chairman of Sarvajanik Utsav Samiti, an organization of Marathi living in Delhi, said that this time Lord Ganesha will be seated in the house of one member and no visitor will be allowed to visit. Arrangements will be made for virtual participation in Aarti through Zoom. Nivedita Pandey, a member of Alaknanda, a Marathi friend in the NCR region, says that it is extremely difficult to organize any festival in COVID’s time, but breaking the tradition of celebrating the festival is considered bad. Further, the Tech Savvy youth of our committee have made preparations to ensure that we can manage the Facebook Live Aarti and Virtual Darshan of Lord Ganesha.
Maharashtra House will not take out a procession
Public Ganeshotsav Samiti based in Gurugam is also preparing for one week online celebrations on Ganeshotsav this year. Maharashtra Sadan will also not conduct Ganpati procession in Delhi this year. Maharashtra House liaison officer Pramod Kolapte says that a very limited number of people will be allowed to participate in the Ganapati Aarti in the morning and evening.