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Ganesh Chaturthi: Pandal visits restricted in Mumbai, no visarjans in Karnataka after 9 pm

Keeping in thoughts the looming worry of the COVID-19 pandemic, totally different curbs have been laid out to have fun the 10-day pageant

People transport an idol Lord Ganesh forward of the 10-day pageant in Hyderabad. AP

Amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic within the nation and looming worry relating to the third wave of the virus, states and cities, have issued tips for the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, which begins immediately.


Citing the COVID-19 state of affairs, police has imposed orders underneath CrPC part 144 in Mumbai, prohibiting meeting of 5 or extra individuals in the course of the Ganesh pageant between 10 September to 19.

No processions of any form can be allowed within the metropolis throughout this era and devotees wouldn’t be allowed to go to Ganesh pandals both, an official assertion stated.

All distinguished Ganesh mandals would offer the net `darshan’ facility, police stated.

Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure empowers the authorities to situation prohibitory orders for preventive functions.

Mumbai on Wednesday recorded 530 new coronavirus instances, highest since mid-July. On Thursday too, the monetary capital recorded 458 new instances.

People can have `darshan’ of Ganesh idols put in in pandals by the net mode or by different digital media (resembling TV), the police launch stated.

Any particular person violating the orders would face motion underneath IPC part 188 (disobeying order lawfully promulgated by public servant) and different related legal guidelines, it stated.

City police commissioner Hemant Nagrale additionally issued a video message, interesting Mumbaikars to look at security precautions in the course of the pageant.

A surge in COVID-19 instances has been noticed in Mumbai and neighbouring areas in the previous couple of days, he identified.

All distinguished Ganesh mandals within the metropolis have made preparations to supply on-line darshan facility, and the permission for `mukh darshan’ (seeing idols by visiting pandals in particular person) isn’t given anyplace, Nagrale added.

Also, no public cultural occasions must be organised in the course of the pageant, the police commissioner stated.


The Karnataka authorities has allowed partial celebration of Ganesh Utsav within the state, with COVID-19 norms and situations in place. While no immersion or visarjan of the idol will likely be allowed publish 9 pm, pandals have been given an okay.

Associations have been permitted Ganesh Utsav festivities for a most of 5 days, and cultural programmes have been fully banned. However, pandals could be erected, however not multiple Ganesha Pandal could be erected in every ward.

To curb the rise of COVID-19 instances, the state authorities has banned public celebration in border taluks the place the Test Positivity Rate is discovered over 2 per cent. Apartment associations can maintain public celebrations inside the house premises, however solely 20 individuals can collect at a time.


Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party authorities has additionally, as a precautionary measure, banned public celebrations of the Ganesh Chaturthi pageant.

Advising the individuals to have fun the pageant at house, the Delhi authorities has prohibited the set up of Lord Ganesha’s idol in tents, pandals or public locations.

The AAP authorities has additionally not given its nod to procession or gathering in reference to the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations.

Andhra Pradesh

The Andhra Pradesh authorities too has banned the general public celebrations on Ganesh Chaturthi.

The individuals have been requested to keep away from going for idol immersions in processions.

The night time curfew will proceed from 11 pm to six am throughout the state as a precautionary measure.

Tamil Nadu

The Tamil Nadu authorities has prolonged the lockdown restrictions until 6 am on 15 September and celebration of spiritual festivals, together with Ganesh Chaturthi, is prohibited in public locations throughout the identical interval.

People have been suggested to restrict the celebrations to their properties. The devotees are allowed to depart their idols close to temples. Besides, the permission for immersion of the idols will likely be given to people however a procession isn’t permitted.

With inputs from businesses

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