Directions to supply on-line darshan facility, curbs on top of idols and a ban on processions are among the many tips issued by the Maharashtra authorities right this moment for the 11-day Ganeshotsav festivities beginning September 10.
Amid the looming risk of a 3rd wave of Covid infections, the state authorities has urged residents to maintain the celebrations low-key. This is the second 12 months when the pandemic has forged a shadow on the grand Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations within the state. Last 12 months too, the federal government had issued a number of tips to make sure the festivities don’t result in a spike in Covid circumstances.
The state authorities has mentioned procedures on the primary day of the competition and on the day of immersion will not be allowed. The tips add that for public festivals, organizers will want correct permission from native authorities. They additionally state that the competition ought to be celebrated in a easy method.
The top of Ganesh idols shouldn’t exceed 4 toes for public pujas and a pair of toes for residence pujas. The tips state that if doable, individuals ought to worship metallic, marble or clay idols at residence. They add that idols worshiped at residence may be immersed at synthetic ponds ready by the native authority.
This is aimed toward stopping crowding at immersion factors.
Instead of cultural packages, organizers are anticipated to rearrange well being and blood donation camps, the rules state.
The state authorities has asserted that every one break-the-chain guidelines will proceed to be in drive and no exemption might be supplied for the competition.
Organizers, the rules state, should guarantee there isn’t a crowding at pandals and huge pandals ought to have the power of on-line “darshan” through social media or live-streaming.
They added that social distancing ought to all the time be and puja areas ought to be sanitised recurrently.
Currently, Maharashtra has 1.1 lakh lively Covid circumstances and is recording about 7,000-9,000 circumstances every day. To deliver the state of affairs below management, the state authorities has grouped the districts as per the severity of the state of affairs there and put in place completely different units of curbs.