For the first time Mumbai’s iconic Lalbaugcha Raja Ganeshotsav Mandal will not hold Ganeshotsav this year. The reason behind this is coronavirus pandemic, instead of Ganeshotsav blood and plasma donation camp will be set up in the place of Lord Ganesh idol.
“Mumbai’s Lalbaughcha Raja Ganeshotsav Mandal has decided that they will not celebrate Ganeshotsav this time in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. They will not establish Lord Ganapati’s idol and will do social work for those 11 days of festivities,” the officials told ANI.
Each year, Ganeshotsav is celebrated in a lavish manner in Mumbai, where lakhs of devotees visit the mandals to seek blessing from Lord Ganesh. Ganeshotsav also called Ganesh Chaturthi, is a festival that starts on the fourth day of Hindu luni-solar calendar month Bhadrapada, will start on August 22 this year.