Ganesh Visarjan 2020: Mumbai bids adieu to Ganpati in subdued manner amid COVID-19

Updated: 02 September, 2020 11:23 IST | Sherlin Rajan
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    The immersion of Lord Ganesh idols used to be an elaborate affair at the end of the 10-day Ganpati festival. However, this year it was done in a low-key manner on Tuesday in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    In picture: Volunteers carry an idol to be immersed in the sea at Dadar Chowpatty.

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    More than 35,000 police personnel were deployed across the city to ensure that the immersions are done adhering to the COVID-19 guidelines.

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    The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had also made arrangements for incident-free immersion of idols.

    In picture: A volunteer carries an idol to be immersed in the sea at Dadar Chowpatty.

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    According to an official, a total of 492 Ganesh idols, including 16 from public pandals and 476 installed by residents at home, were immersed at various visarjan points in Mumbai till Tuesday noon.

     

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    Also, 10 idols of the public mandals and 199 idols installed by people at their homes were immersed in artificial lakes set up for the purpose, the official said.

    In picture: Devotees immerse an idol from the Tejukaya Ganesh Mandal at Lalbaug.

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    In picture: A girl prays before an idol before bidding farewell to the deity, in Santacruz.

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    Various wings of the police department were manning the streets and the security personnel were also keeping a close watch on the immersion with the help of about 5,000 CCTVs, the official said.

    In picture: Two boys immerse a Ganesha idol in a makeshift pond in Santacruz.

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    In a bid to avoid crowding, police had appealed people to not perform 'aarti' at the visarjan spots before immersion of idols.

    In picture: An empty Dadar Chowpatty on Anant Chaturdashi.

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    People were asked to perform the rituals at their residences before stepping out for immersion.

    In picture: A devotee carries an idol to be immersed at a water pond set up by BMC in Santacruz.

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    Mandals or groups that organise Lord Ganesh festival were directed to strictly follow COVID-19 norms like maintaining social distancing and wearing of masks.

    In picture: Devotees immersed the Mumbaicha Raja idol in Ganesh Galli.

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    In picture: Volunteers battle the waves while carrying idols of Lord Ganesha for immersion in the Arabian sea in Mumbai.

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    In picture: A devotee clicks a selfie while accompanying others to a pond to immerse the Ganesha idols in Mumbai.

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    In picture: The mounted unit of Mumbai Police ride on horses while patrolling a deserted beach on the last day of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai.

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    In picture: A devotee carries an idol for immersion while riding pillion on a two-wheeler in Mumbai.

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    In picture: BMC workers carry idols in a boat into the Arabian sea for immersion during Anant Chaturdashi celebrations in Mumbai.

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    In picture: BMC workers carry baskets to collect waste to keep the beach clean on the last day of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Mumbai.

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    In picture: A devotee immerses an idol of Lord Ganesh in a pond at the end of Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in Bhopal.

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    In picture: Devotees immerse idols of Lord Ganesh in the Narmada River water arranged in drums during Anant Chaturdashi celebrations, in Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh.

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    In picture: A devotee carries an idol of Lord Ganesh for immersion in the Devi Kund Sagar at Bikaner in Rajasthan.

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    Devotees wearing PPE take part in a procession as they pass the historic Charminar during Anant Chaturdashi celebrations in Hyderabad, Telangana.

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About The Gallery

Marking the end of the 10-day Ganesh Chaturthi festival, Mumbaikars bid adieu to their favourite deity in a subdued manner this year. The immersion, that is a grand affair for the city every year, was low-key this year in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Pictures/Suresh Karkera, Nimesh Dave, Pradeep Dhivar, Atul Kamble, PTI, AFP)

First Published: 02 September, 2020 08:00 IST