The government of Karnataka today banned the slaughter of animals and the sale of meat ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations.
In accordance with the official order of the co-commissioner of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), “BBMP prohibits the slaughter of animals and the sale of meat on September 10, 2021 in Ganesha Chaturthi”.
Earlier, on September 5, the government of Karnataka informed that no more than 20 people would be allowed for the celebrations and the immersion of the idol of Ganesha.
“No celebrations will be allowed after 9 p.m. The nighttime curfew will remain in effect during the festival to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic,” read the standard operating procedures issued by the government.
The order further read: “No processions will be allowed. Only ecological idols of Ganesha will be allowed. The distribution of food and prasad will not be allowed during Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations. No functions will be held in the districts. with over 2% positivity rate considering the pandemic. “
Meanwhile, Karnataka recorded 1,102 new cases of COVID-19 and 17 deaths today, according to state health minister Dr K Sudhakar.
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 / Gauri. It will be celebrated on September 10 of this year.