Bengaluru bans slaughtering animals and selling meat on Ganesh Chaturthi

Karnataka: Bengaluru has banned the slaughtering of animals and the sale of meat to Ganesh Chaturthi, ANI news agency reported on Wednesday. “Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) orders ban on slaughter of animals and sale of meat on September 10-Ganesh Chaturthi,” the agency tweeted.

Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturti, is a Hindu festival celebrating the arrival of Ganesh to earth from Kailash Parvat with his mother the goddess Parvati. It will be celebrated on September 10 of this year.

The government of Karnataka has authorized Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations with a set of restrictions in districts where the Covid positivity rate is less than 2%.

Earlier, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai held a special meeting with district commissioners, district authority officials, experts, the Minister of State Revenue and the Minister of Health to discuss the benefits and disadvantages of Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations.

Public celebrations were only allowed for five days and only 20 people were allowed to participate in the immersed idol or any kind of gathering or celebration at a time. No celebration is allowed after 9 p.m.

The night curfew will continue as is even during the celebration period.

“Only environmentally friendly Ganapati idols are allowed. A Ganesha idol up to 4 feet tall should not be installed anywhere in the state. A Ganesha idol up to 2 feet tall can be installed. be installed inside the houses. No procession is authorized. Immersion is only authorized in mobile immersion tanks, tanks “, indicated a decree of the government.

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