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Ganesh Chaturthi: Govt allows placing idols in public places with restrictions

Prime News, State (Bengaluru), August 18:- With major festivals round the corner, the Karnataka government on Tuesday (August 18) issued guidelines lifting certain restrictions for celebrations of Ganesh Chaturthi. The annual festival is being celebrated from August 22.

The state government has issued the following dos and don’ts for celebrating Ganeshothsava: The celebrations may be held inside temples, public places (streets, front yards, public ground, etc) and houses with less number of people. The height of Lord Ganesh idol in public places should not be more than 4 feet and 6 feet at home. Only one Ganesh pandal will be permitted per ward. The organisers of public Ganeshothsava should not allow more than 20 people inside the pandals at a time. No cultural programmes are allowed at the Ganesh pandal.”

“Public processions have been banned while buying and installation of private Ganesha idols or while immersing the idols in wells. The idols of Lord Ganesha installed at homes must be immersed at the same premises and the organisers of public Ganeshothsava should immerse the idols within the localities.” (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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