Installation of Ganesh Idols in Public Places Not Allowed – DC G Jagadeesh
Udupi: As per the state and union government directives, the Udupi district administration has instructed the organisations not to install Ganesh idols in public places, hold gatherings and processions to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi, because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Speaking to media persons, DC G Jagadeesh said, “The installation of Ganesh Idol is not allowed in public places on account of the celebration of Vinayaka Chaturthi. No public procession involving the gathering of people for this purpose is allowed.”
The Karnataka government has banned the installation of Ganesha pandals in public places. The immersion of the idols in any waterbody by individuals or organisations is not allowed in the district.
People are requested to worship either in their homes or in Temples in a simple manner. Those who worship clay idols in their homes must immerse them in their own homes.
Temples, where the Ganesh Idol is worshipped, must sanitise the premises every day. Devotees should wear masks to enter the Temple and also maintain social distancing. Thermal screening and disinfecting at entry points are also mandatory.
Action will be taken under the Disaster Management Act against those violating these rules, he said.