This year Ganesh Festival will be celebrated in month of August.
|1||Ganesh Agaman||Saturday, 22nd August|
|2||1.5 day: Ganesh visarjan||Sunday, 23rd August|
|3||5th day: Ganesh visarjan||Wednesday, 26th August|
|4||7th day: Ganesha and Gauri visarjan||Thursday, 27th August|
|5||11th day: Anant Chaturdashi||Tuesday, 1st September|
Ganeshotsav is one a prominent festival which is celebrated every year in India especially in Mumbai. The architect of Ganesh Festival was Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak who started this festival under the regime of British rule. He urged people to come out and have a social & religious gathering. This festival served as a meeting place for all caste & communities at times when social and political gatherings were banned by the British government.
We bring home ganesha for success, peace, positive energy. There are many sarvajanik mandals who celebrate this festival.
This year because of the global pandemic, i.e. coronavirus or covid-19, the Government of Maharashtra and our Chief minister Shri Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray have urged all the citizens to celebrate this festival in softened manner or in a low-key manner.
Due to the risk of spreading the disease there are lot of restrictions put up by our state government:
Avoid social gathering`s
No Agaman and Visarjan procession allowed
Ganesh Murthi must be less than 3.5 to 4 feet height
Visarjan to be done in artifical ponds
Kindly don`t offer prasad or tirtha
Make use of online apps while performing aarti.
Aarti must be done live so that people can stay at home and still take darshan of bappa.