Mumbai: The Lalbaugcha Raja Ganeshotsav Mandal will be celebrating this year’s Ganesh Utsav traditionally, maintaining covid-19 related guidelines and restrictions informed the authorities of Lalbaugcha Raja Ganeshotsav Mandal on Sunday.
To restrict the height of the Ganesh idols earlier, the Maharashtra government had issued guidelines limiting the height of the idols in public celebrations to four feet, while in homes, it has been limited to two feet.
Moreover, the government appealed to the people to celebrate the yearly festival following all the covid-19 protocols and avoid crowds. It directs Ganeshotsav Mandals to seek prior permission from the local authorities.
Last year, the Lalbaugcha Raja Ganeshotsav Mandal refrained from celebrating the yearly festival; instead, the authority organized a blood and plasma donation camp.
Ganesh Chaturthi, a ten-day festival, is going to start on September 10, 2021.
As per the government report, presently, there are 80,138 active covid cases in Maharashtra, while the death cases have gone up to 1,32,791.