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BMC rules on Ganpati Visarjan, everything you need to know

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It’s that time of the year when everyone is rejoicing. The time everyone desperately waits for all year long. The festival which brings everyone together, lights up everyone’s house, more like a chance for people to show off their dance moves.

Got the hint? I’m talking about our favorite festival Ganesh Chaturthi! However, the novel coronavirus pandemic has ruined it for us this year. But is that going to stop us from welcoming Ganpati Bappa? No!

We’re allowed to bring Bappa home, but…The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has said only five people should participate in the arrival and immersion processions of domestic Lord Ganesh idols during the Ganpati festival next month in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Looks like this year’s festival won’t be as joyous as usual but we’re going to make the best of it. The BMC made this very special appeal on the 23rd of July 2020, Thursday. Apparently, the spread of COVID-19 in the metropolis has recorded more than 1 lakh cases and nearly 6,000 deaths so far.

Besides the public installation of Lord Ganesh idols, thousands of people install such idols at home and immerse them on different days during the 10-day festival, the most popular religious event in Maharashtra.

Requesting people to refrain from doing any act that leads to the spread of COVID-19, the civic body, in a release, warned that violators may invite strict action under relevant sections of the Epidemic Act 1897, the Disaster Management Act, 2005 and the Indian Penal Code.

Some more rules to be kept in mind this Ganesh Chaturthi are that children and elderly people would not be allowed at the sites of immersion.

The BMC urged the citizens to make eco-friendly idols, they said “Instead of using idols made of clay, if possible, worship metal or marble idols.”

The civic body asked people to carry out immersion of eco-friendly Ganpati’s at home. If that is not possible, then idols should be immersed in artificial lakes, it said. The BMC also said taking out a common procession of domestic idols from a housing society or building should be avoided.

Don’t let the virus ruin this auspicious occasion for you. Follow all the rules but don’t leave behind any efforts to welcome Lord Ganesha in our homes as well as in our hearts this Ganesh Chaturthi.