As Mumbai braces for the primary day of immersion through the Ganeshotsav on Sunday, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) has suggested individuals performing the pooja at dwelling to hold out immersion in a bucket or a drum.
BMC has additionally banned any kind of procession for immersion, and likewise given choices to conduct immersion at 70 pure and 170 synthetic spots within the metropolis in adherence to social distancing and hygiene norms. Yearly on the primary day, over 35,000 idol immersion is carried out within the metropolis. In 2019, over 46,000 idols had been immersed on the primary day.
The BMC has uploaded listing of pure and synthetic ponds on its web site (http://stopcoronavirus.mcgm.gov.in/ganesh-visarjan-locations)
In case of 70 pure immersion spots that additionally consists of the ocean, residents residing inside a 2km radius are allowed to immerse their idols there by handing over the idols to BMC. The residents shall not be allowed to enter the ocean water or water of pure spots to immerse the idols themselves beneath any circumstances.
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”Devotees who’re celebrating Ganesh Competition of their properties are suggested to hold out idol immersion of the Ganesh idols at their properties in a bucket or a drum as their first desire,” the advisory stated.
BMC has additionally requested mandals and people residing in containment zones or sealed buildings to both defer immersion until subsequent yr or to make preparations on their very own utilizing buckets or drums.
The advisory issued by BMC on this context reads, “The Ganeshotsav Mandals in addition to residents located in Containment Zones shall immerse their Ganesh idols by creating vital association within the mandap / pandol and their properties itself . Alternatively they’ll defer the immersion of the idols to the subsequent yr. Devotees who’re staying in Sealed Buildings shall mandatorily immerse their Ganesh idols of their properties itself (in bucket/ small drums) or postpone the immersion to the subsequent yr.”
Additional, BMC stated that devotees shall carry out “Pooja” & “Aarti” of their properties itself after which hand over the idols to the civic physique. Nobody shall be allowed to do pooja or aarti at immersion spots. These collaborating in immersion have wears masks, use sanitizers and comply with vital social distancing.
In the meantime, as a particular association, BMC this yr created the “Cell Immersion Spots on Wheels” bu utilizing water tanks in vans.