Mumbai’s Biggest Ganesh Festival, Lalbaugcha Raja, Cancelled Due To CoronaVirus

Mumbai's Biggest Ganesh Festival, Lalbaugcha Raja, Cancelled Due To CoronaVirus
Mumbai's Biggest Ganesh Festival, Lalbaugcha Raja, Cancelled Due To CoronaVirus

Mumbai: Mumbai’s biggest 11 days Ganesh festival “Lalbaugcha Raja” is cancelled in this year due to Coronavirus pandemic. The organisers of the festival Lalbaug celebrations decided today to cancel the event because of safety of the people during the coronavirus pandemic. This is a first time Lalbaugcha Raja’s 84-year history.

“This year we will not be keeping any idol as people will otherwise throng to see it,” said Sudhir Salvi, secretary of the Lalbaug Ganesh Mandal.

The Ganesh idol at Lalbaug in Parel area of Mumbai, which towers over most others in the Mumbai city, is among the biggest crowd-pullers in the annual festival.

The organisers said they are going to arrange a blood donation and plasma therapy camp for the duration of the festival.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had recently thanked all religious communities for showing constraint during the lockdown that included several festivals.

A few days ago, the wildly popular Dahi Handi celebrations were cancelled in view of the Covid 19 pandemic.

“I want to thank Dahi Handi Mandals for cancelling the festival on their own volition,” the Chief Minister said.

Currently, Maharastra has 75995 active Corona cases and 7855 death as 12.00PM IST on 1st June 2020.

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