Farewell to Lord Ganpati in Mumbai

Farewell to Lord Ganpati- No less than 2,185 idols of Ganapati and Gauri were submerged in various locations around the city until Sunday afternoon, the last day of the Ganesh festival in Mumbai. A local official said that due to Corona, this time for the second year in a row, Ganesh Utsav was celebrated with very strict restrictions.

Officials said that so far no untoward incidents have been reported from anywhere during the submersion.
In normal years, during Ganesh Utsav, the Ganpati pandals in Mumbai used to see huge crowds, long lines of worshipers for darshan, but over the past two years the celebrations have faded a bit. This year Ganesh Utsav started on September 10th.

A BMC official said the civic body has created man-made lakes for Ganpati immersion in 173 locations in the city, in addition to idol collection centers, mobile dumping sites have also been set up. . All of these arrangements were made with the Kovid-19 in mind.
Under the jurisdiction of BMC, full arrangements have been made for the immersion of Ganpati in 73 natural water sources (Farewell to Lord Ganpati).

Idols from 85 public circles, 2,069 private idols and 31 idols of Goddess Gauri were submerged in various locations until 3 p.m. Sunday.
Officials said that with immersion in mind, the BMC has deployed 715 rescuers to immersion sites with natural water sources.

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