Over 28,000 Ganesh idols immersed in Mumbai as 11-day Ganpati pageant ends

Mumbai, September 2

The 11-day Ganpati pageant, which was celebrated in a low-key method this yr in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, concluded with the immersion of over 28,000 idols of Lord Ganesh in Mumbai, an official stated on Wednesday.

The immersion of idols, which started on Tuesday morning on the event of ‘Anant Chaturdashi’, marking fruits of the festivities, continued until the early hours of Wednesday.

A complete of 28,293 idols, together with 3,817 put in at public mandals and 24,476 put in by residents at their houses, have been immersed in varied water our bodies within the metropolis by Three am on Wednesday, an official from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) stated.

Out of those, 13,742 idols have been immersed in synthetic ponds arrange for the aim, he stated.

“No untoward incident was reported during the immersion,” the official stated.

Total 445 immersion services have been organized within the metropolis, together with 168 synthetic ponds, 170 cell idol assortment centres, 37 cell immersion factors and 70 pure immersion spots, he stated.

The civic physique appointed 23,000 employees members at varied places for easy conduct of the immersion rituals, he added.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray earlier known as for a easy and low-key pageant celebration this yr in view of the pandemic, and requested Ganesh mandals to undertake social welfare programmes.

He additionally stated Ganesh mandals mustn’t set up idols with a peak of greater than 4 toes in the course of the pageant.

The Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesh Mandal, which installs Mumbai’s most well-known Ganpati idol, cancelled the Ganesh Chaturthi celebration this yr as a result of pandemic.

The GSB Ganeshotsav Samiti in Wadala space right here postponed the celebration to ‘Magh Shudh Chaturthi’ in February subsequent yr. PTI

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