Pune: This year’s Ganeshotsav will be simple, decision of major Ganpati mandals

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Pune, May 21, 2020: The decision to celebrate Pune’s historic and glorious 10-days public Ganeshotsav this year in a traditional and simple manner was taken at a video conferencing meeting of the five most revered or Manache Ganpati and other important mandals. Pune also called the cultural capital of Maharashtra, is known for its 10-days grand Ganpati celebration, which attracts lakhs of people.

The online meeting was joined by Kasba Ganpati, Tambadi Jogeshwari, Guruji Talim, Tulshibagh and Kesariwada which are the five most revered ‘Manache Ganpati’ as well as Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai Public Ganpati Trust, Akhil Mandai Mandal and Bhau Rangari Mandal. They decided to celebrate the upcoming Ganeshotsav in a simple manner. The public celebrations had began few years before the 1896-97 plague which had affected a majority of the Pune population.

Religious programs will be performed in a very simple manner. The health of the citizens will be taken care of during the festival. The meeting decided to cancel all other public events held during Ganeshotsav except regular religious functions. The planning of the Ganeshotsav and the glorious procession will be decided according to the circumstances.

This year’s public Ganeshotsav will be celebrated in a very simple manner by erecting a festival pavilion where Ganpati idol will be there without any grand decorations. Ganeshotsav will be celebrated with the full cooperation of the government and administration and strict adherence to all the norms and conditions. A meeting will be held with all the Ganesh Mandals in Pune regarding the nature of Ganeshotsav.

In this meeting, all the mandals also appealed to the citizens, sculptors and other public Ganeshotsav mandals that no one should put any kind of mask on their Ganesha idol during the festival as that would violate the sanctity.

The famous Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati Trust in Pune has taken a big decision for this year’s Ganeshotsav. This year, the Dagdusheth Ganpati public Ganeshotsav festival tent will not have a. Every year, the appearance of this festival pavilion is a subject of attraction for devotees. This year, the festival pavilion will not be given the look of any temple or famous building. The decision has been made against the backdrop of the Coronavirus outbreak.