For the second year in a row, one of the most fondest festival Ganesh Chaturthi has begun under the Covid-19 cloud. As a matter of fact, the Maharashtra government has enforced a slew of Covid-related restrictions in order to prevent the virus's expansion. The Mumbai police have issued orders under CrPC section 144 prohibiting gatherings of five or more people from September 10 to September 19.
Earlier, Maharashtra Government has issued a statement which states that public visiting to Ganesh pandals has been restricted. The government had instructed the Pandal organizers to arrange online darshan of the pandals for everyone with the help of electronic means and technologies.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Mumbai's civic body, has announced new Ganpati festival guidelines. As per the new guidelines issued by BMC there will be no more than 10 people in the processions of public pandals and no more than five in the processions of household Ganpati's for bringing home the idols of the deity and during their immersion.
Ganesh Chaturthi is one of most celebrated festivals in Mumbai. Many television and Bollywood celebrities were spotted to bring Lord Ganesha home recently. Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Arjun Bijlani, Ananya Pandey, Gurmeet Chaudhary and many others.