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  Metros   Mumbai  26 May 2020  Mumbai's Ganesh mandal postpones Ganpati festival celebration

Mumbai's Ganesh mandal postpones Ganpati festival celebration

PTI
Published : May 26, 2020, 5:07 pm IST
Updated : May 26, 2020, 5:07 pm IST

The decision has been taken in view of the health and safety of the public

In mumbai leading mandal postpones Ganpati festival celebration. ( PTI Photo)
 In mumbai leading mandal postpones Ganpati festival celebration. ( PTI Photo)

Mumbai: A leading Ganesh mandal in Mumbai has decided to postpone its annual Ganpati festival celebrations this year in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 10-day festival begins on 'Ganesh Chaturthi', which is falling on August 22 this year.

However, in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the GSB Ganeshotsav Samiti in Wadala area of Mumbai has postponed the celebration to 'Magh Shudh Chaturthi' in February next year, the samiti's trustee secretary Mukund Kamat said in a statement.

The decision has been taken in view of the health and safety of the public, he said.

The decision has been taken under the directions of 'His Holiness Vidhyadhiraj Swamiji' of Gokarn Partagali Jeevottam Muth in Goa, the statement said.

The Wadala-based GSB Ganeshotsav Samiti, which has been organising the celebrations for last 65 years, is one of the richest and most famousmandals in the city.

Over 15,000 devotees visit the mandal to offer prayers to LordGanesh every day during the 10-day festival.

Tags: ganesh mandal, mumbai, ganpati festival, ganesh festival, covid-19 pandemic
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)