COVID-19 lowers the festive mood

▴ COVID-19 lowers the festive mood
The preparations for the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations around the country have been downsized due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The nation is praising the 10-day Ganesh Chaturthi, the Hindu celebration which is devoted to the Lord of fresh starts, Ganesha. Enthusiasts the nation over started the day offering aarti (the lighting of customary light and camphor) in sanctuaries the nation over.

On this day, enthusiasts the nation over carry symbols of Lord Ganesh to their homes and enrich the icons with blossoms and festoons. Modaks (dumplings made of rice flour and jaggery) and laddoos, considered as Lord Ganesh's preferred desserts, are offered to satisfy the Hindu God.

This year, the arrangements around the nation have been cut back because of the continuous COVID-19 pandemic which has influenced almost 30 lakh individuals and murdered 56,000 in the nation up until this point.

Most significant urban communities have requested that likenesses of the Lord Ganesha, which can draw a great many Hindu fans onto the avenues, be contracted back.

Generally, the icons can tower 10 meters (30 feet) high or more and need many individuals to convey them however this year specialists said they can be close to 1.1 meters tall in an offer to cut groups.

The merriments end with the last submersion of an icon of Lord Ganesha called the Visarjan.

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