Ganesh Chaturthi 2020 Guidelines: Ganeshotsav will begin across the country with Ganesh Chaturthi on 22 August. This year Ganeshotsav is going to be celebrated with the shadow of Corona. So many restrictions are in force. Several states including Maharashtra, Goa, Delhi have issued guidelines regarding Ganeshotsav in their control area. Let us know where to do what is forbidden…
– For the celebrations, all the divisions need to get permission from the concerned authorities in advance.
– The height of the Ganesh idol should not be more than 4 feet.
– The height of Ganapati to be installed at home cannot be more than 2 feet. People are advised to keep Ganesh idol of metal or marble at home.
– The immersion of Ganesh idols made of clay installed at home will be at home or in the nearby artificial tank.
– Mandals are advised to postpone the immersion of Ganesha idols until Maghi Ganesh Chaturthi in February or next year’s Ganesh Chaturthi festival.
– During the process of bringing Ganapati and immersion, there is a ban on the procession.
– The crowd is not allowed for daily aarti.
– The Goa government has instructed the pandals to keep the Ganesh festival limited to one and a half days.
– Up to 10 people are allowed to take part in customs.
– The celebration at home will be limited to family members.
– No celebration allowed in Containment Zones.
– Public procession not allowed
– There will be only two members of the family in immersion.
– People have been asked to use their vehicle for immersion.
– Immersion can be done from 5 pm to 10 pm and after this no congestion is allowed.
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority has prohibited the installation of Ganesh idols in public places. Violation of rules will attract a fine of Rs 50000. Immersion of idols is not allowed on Yamuna, any reservoir, public place, pond or ghat. The immersion of statues in the artificial pool is prohibited. There is a directive to complete the method of immersion in the bucket or any other vessel at home.
- The Karnataka government has allowed celebrations in public places but with restrictions.
- The height of Ganapati in public places can be maximum 4 feet and the Ganesh statue brought at home can be maximum 2 feet.
- The state government has allowed one Ganesh pandal per ward or per village.
- The organizers are advised to allow up to 20 people at a time.
- Public processions are not allowed.
- It is instructed to immerse the idols at home.
- Pandals are instructed to immerse Ganesha idols within the locality itself.
- All devotees will have to wear masks and strictly follow social distancing.
Telangana, UP and Madhya Pradesh
On behalf of the Uttar Pradesh government, it has been said that no idol will be installed in the puja pandal anywhere in public places on Ganeshotsav. Nor will there be a procession. The Madhya Pradesh government has also decided not to allow public pandals to be organized in the Ganesh festival. There is also a ban on the gathering of more than 5 people at religious places. It is not allowed to place large pandals for the idols. Only one or two people have been allowed to go for immersion of idols. In Telangana, people are advised to celebrate Ganeshotsav at home. Celebrations are not allowed in public places.
- The devotees have been requested to worship at home.
- However, the temple will be open for worship with all the precautions such as social distancing, wearing masks etc.
- Public pandals are not allowed.
– Installation of Ganesh idols at public places, public procession and immersion are not allowed.
– Appeal to people to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi at home