Idol of Lord Ganesh (Representative photo) | Photo credit: IANS
- Ganesh idols with a height of up to 4 feet are allowed in public places in Bangalore
- Ganesha public festivities in Bengaluru limited to three days
Bangalore: Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has ordered the slaughter of animals and the sale of meat to be banned on Ganesh Chaturthi which falls on September 10.
In view of the COVID-19 situation, the BBMP has also limited the public celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi to three days.
“The Ganesha festival will not be allowed more than three days in the city of Bengaluru. There should be no procession during the bringing of the idol or during the immersion,” said the chief commissioner of the BBMP, Gaurav Gupta, in a circular.
The decision to limit the celebration to three days after Gupta held a meeting with district officers and Bengaluru Police Commissioner Kamal Pant.
The BBMP chief commissioner said plaster of Paris idols of Ganesha have been banned.
Gupta urged people to immerse the traditional idol of Ganesha, made of biodegradable materials in their homes in buckets or mobile BBMP tankers.
“Idols installed in houses should be submerged at home only or in our mobile tank. Ganeshas installed in public places must be (at most) four feet in height and must be submerged in mobile tanks. We also create immersion tanks. We have also taken the decision to ban the immersion of idols in the lakes ”, declared the chief commissioner of the BBMP.
In accordance with the orders of the district administration, idols of Ganesh up to a height of 4 feet will be allowed in public places and 2 feet in height in residences.
Cultural, musical, dance and DJ programs during festival celebrations will remain prohibited.
“The police officers will identify the place of installation of the statues after having held meetings with the local population. The officers of the neighborhoods of the company will give sanctions,” Gupta said.