The 11-day Ganesh Chaturthi started on Saturday. In Maharashtra, the Covid-19 pandemic has altered probably each facet of the festivities. As of August 21, coronavirus instances within the state stood at 657,450 with 21,698 deaths, probably the most for any state in India.
Right here’s how one can keep protected whereas collaborating within the Ganpati festivities:
Keep away from crowding: Order Ganesh puja materials together with idols on-line. If a web based choice is unavailable, step out with all precaution – put on masks, avoid the gang.
Search on-line ritual service from monks as a substitute of calling them dwelling. In cities reminiscent of Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur and Nashik, a number of monks are providing companies by way of social media and numerous apps.
Search on-line darshan As a substitute of visiting temples and pandals, one can go for on-line darshan. A number of mandals reminiscent of Dagdusheth Halwai temple are providing on-line darshan in Pune
The Maharashtra authorities has suggested folks to not immerse idols in synthetic ponds. As a substitute immerse the Ganpati idols at dwelling in massive pot or preserve it for subsequent 12 months. Set up clay idols that are surroundings pleasant and may be dissolved in water simply.
Observe pointers issued by authorities authorities and police, which have put in place a code of conduct that prohibits public celebration together with procession.