Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the major festivals in India. The entire country celebrated this 10-day festival with great vigour. September 28, 2023, will mark the end of this festival which began ten days ago on September 19, 2023. Also known as Anant Chaturdashi, it will witness the final day of visarjan. In view of this, officials in Telangana have banned the sale of liquor for the next two days.
Telangana: Liquor Sale Banned For Next Two Days
The Rachakonda Commissionerate, in a press release, announced that liquor sale is banned in the region on September 28 and 29 owing to the fact that it will mark the last day of Ganpati visarjan. Wine shops and bars will be shut from 6 AM on September 28 to 6 PM on September 29.
According to an article recently published in The Times of India, this move is being undertaken so that the visarjan happens smoothly without any hitches resulting from drunkenness. The bars in Star Hotels and other registered clubs do not come under the purview of this order.
The press release was issued by D S Chauhan, IPS, who is the commissioner of police and Additional District Magistrate (Executive) of Rachakonda. This means that those under the purview of this directive may be penalised if they continue to sell alcohol in the specified time.
About Anant Chaturdashi That Marks End Of 10-Day Festivities
Anant Chaturdashi is the tenth day and final day of visarjan. It is believed that every year Lord Ganesha arrives on Earth on Chaturthi and returns to his parents Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati on Chaturdashi. These 10 days are incredibly auspicious.
It is believed that Lord Ganesha showers his followers with blessings. He is also known as the remover of obstacles and the God of new beginnings. This festival takes place in the sixth month of the Hindu Lunisolar calendar of Bhadrapada. The festive period is also known as Vinayak Chavithi.
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