Ganeshotsav: Devotees bid adieu to Gauri-Ganesh

The Gauri Visarjan followed after the fifth day of Ganpati immersion in a quiet and well-organised manner.

Ganeshotsav: Devotees bid adieu to Gauri-Ganesh

On Thursday, August 27, all the devotees sent a heartfelt farewell to Gauri-Ganapati.

The Gauri Visarjan takes place on the fifth day of Ganpati. This time due to the coronavirus outbreak, there was not much fanfare and no procession making it a quiet affair. However, it was done in a very well-organised manner. While there were people gathered at the banks of the Chowpatty’s and around some lakes but the devotees were gathered in a disciplined manner. There was a big crowd of citizens for immersion even in the artificial lakes. The immersion ceremony continued until late at night.

For the last five days, the devotees have been celebrating the festival of Ganesha with great enthusiasm. The devotees also welcomed Gauri, who arrived on Tuesday following the Ganaraya, with great joy.

In Mumbai, 371 public immersion took place on Thursday, while 24,225 domestic devotees immersed Ganpati. Also, a total of 27,779 Gauri's-Ganapatis were immersed of which 3,183 Gauri's were immersed.

The Ganeshotsav is currently being conducted at people's homes, commercial establishments as well as in Pandals. However, in view of the pandemic, certain guidelines are being followed with regards to the puja and the subsequent immersion.

For the immersion of Gauri Ganapati, the police were seen across the city in Mumbai. Mumbai Police along with state reserve security forces, home guards, riot control squads, bomb detection squads, quick reaction force personnel and municipal officials were on standby for the safety of the devotees.

Activists of some social organizations, office bearers of Brihanmumbai Public Ganeshotsav Coordinating Committee were also present at the immersion site and helping the devotees. NGOs, Navy, Mumbai Port Trustees and Municipal Lifeguards were deployed at Girgaum, Dadar, Juhu and other places.

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