Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal has decided not to hold any festivities this year in the view of ongoing
Lalbaugcha Raja is among the most popular and most visited Ganesh idols in the city and it is also known for fulfilling wishes of the people.
Several Ganesh Mandals have already decided to have low key celebrations this year, while many have even canceled plans.
This year, instead of the Ganesh Festival, the Mandal has decided to celebrate ‘Aarogya Usav’ by setting-up a blood and plasma donation camp.
The Mandal is already involved in various social activities and has been conducting medical health check-ups and blood donation camps.
The mandal has also decided to donate Rs 25 lakh to the Chief Minister’s Fund.
The plasma donations camp will be held along the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
During the festival period, the Mandal will also felicitate the families of police personnel who died due to COVID-19 while being on the duty.
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Every year, to take darshan at Lalbaugcha Raja, people from across the country stand in a queue for hours to get a glimpse at the idol.
It is one such Mandal where the big names from Bollywood, politics and business too pay a visit every year.
Another prominent Mandal –
Sarvajanik Utsav Mandal – has decided that there will be no ‘Utsav murti’ and will bring-in only a four-foot idol, while online darshan will be organised so people can take part in the Ganeshotsav from their homes.
लालबागचा राजा सार्वजनिक गणेशोत्सव मंडळसन २०२० लालबागचा राजाचा गणेशोत्सव साजरा न करता करोनाचा प्रादुर्भाव लक्षात घे… https://t.co/Zp2VW5YWIK
— Lalbaugcha Raja (@LalbaugchaRaja) 1593582507000
GSB Mandal of Wadala too has announced its decision to postpone its Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations to February 2021.
Two days ago, addressing the state, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has said that Ganesh idols will be of only 4-feet and there will no procession.
COVID-19: Ganesh mandals scale down celebrations in Mumbai