Pune Issues Guidelines For Ganesh Chaturthi Festivities; Here’s Everything To Know!

by Tania Tarafdar
Pune Issues Guidelines For Ganesh Chaturthi Festivities; Here’s Everything To Know!

The Ganesh Chaturthi festivals begin on September 10 this year. However, keeping in mind the COVID-19 situation in the state, the Pune Municipal Corporation has passed several rules and regulations after a meeting with Ganesh mandals, public representatives, and other government stakeholders. Here’s everything you need to know about the celebrations this year.

Height Of Ganapati Idols Will Be Restricted To Four Feet

The sale of Ganpati idols will be allowed on certain school grounds and other playgrounds across the city. Besides, temples with a bigger sanctum have been asked not to pass the idols to the mandaps. This rule will be applicable for bigger mandaps that attract a huge crowd. Besides, PMC has asked to restrict the height of the mandap idols to four feet and the household idols to two feet.

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Only 5 Devotees Will Be Allowed To Enter The Temple At A Time

Only five people will be allowed to enter the temple and attend the puja while following COVID-19 protocols like social distancing and sanitisation. All other devotees will have to settle for online darshan. The mandals will also have to be well-equipped with disinfectants like sodium hypochlorite to ensure the safety of visitors. In order to avoid incidents like robbery or theft, the police have urged the mandals to install CCTV cameras and appoint workers to maintain round-the-clock security.

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Visarjan Processions Will Not Be Allowed In The City

However, no visarjan processions will be allowed on the first day and the tenth day of the festival this year. Since no procession will be allowed, the mandals are urged to create immersion spots near the idols. Plus, the PMC will operate mobile immersion spots around the city on immersion days. Mumbai’s Iconic Lalbaugcha Raja Is Back; To Celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi In Traditional Way With COVID-19 Curbs

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Additionally, the state government has rules for noise pollution. Music systems will be allowed to play from 6 am till midnight on the fifth, seventh, ninth, and the final day of the visarjan. On all other days, mandals must shut down music by 10 pm.