Devotees throughout the nation on Friday worshipped Lord Ganesha for the 10-day Ganesh Chaturthi festivities amid the Covid-19 pandemic for the second 12 months in a row.
Ganesh Chaturthi processions, which had been a sight to behold in Mumbai and Maharashtra, have been banned this 12 months underneath Covid-19 restrictions.
Devotees have additionally been disallowed from visiting Ganesh pandals and have been requested to observe the prayers just about with pandal organisers instructed to organise ‘online darshan’ facility. The Mumbai Police imposed orders underneath part 144 of the CrPC prohibiting the meeting of 5 or extra folks between September 10 to September 19.
Celebrities had been additionally seen taking idols of Lord Ganesha forward of the pageant. Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty was seen carrying an idol of Lord Ganesha from Santosh Kambli Ganpati Workshop in Mumbai’s Chinchpokli on Thursday.
In Delhi, public celebration of the Ganesh Chaturthi pageant has been barred by Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA). People had been requested by the federal government to have fun Ganesh Chaturthi inside their properties. Devotees thronged Mayur Vihar on Thursday to purchase idols of Lord Ganesha because the Capital geared as much as have fun the pageant.
Devotees had been additionally seen thronging idol outlets in Noida and Gurugram. The Uttar Pradesh authorities on Thursday prohibited the set up of Lord Ganesha in public locations and requested folks to worship Lord Ganesha within the security of their properties on account of Covid-19.
Despite the Mumbai Police cracking down on folks not following Covid-19 protocols, devotees had been seen thronging markets with out following correct Covid-19 preventative measures. Devotees had been seen at a flower market in Mumbai flouting Covid-19 preventative measures and social distancing guidelines.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind, vice chairman M Venkaiah Naidu, Union house minister Amit Shah and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi prolonged their greetings to folks on Ganesh Chaturthi.
Hindus pray to Lord Ganesha earlier than an auspicious mission or new beginnings, looking for his blessings so as to take away any obstacles of their endeavours.