How Ganeshotsav is being celebrated at Lalbaugcha Raja

How Ganeshotsav is being celebrated at Lalbaugcha Raja

In the wake of novel coronavirus outbreak, the Lalbaughcha Raja Ganeshotsav Mandal in Mumbai has decided to not hold the Ganeshotsav this year. Instead, a blood and plasma donation camp will be set up in its place. The board has decided to hold a health camp this year for 11 days.

For the last 93 years, Ganesha had been nestled on a grand throne in the market of South Mumbai. This time around to help the city cope with COVID-19, a blood donation camp will operate in its place. The decision was taken by Mumbai's Lalbaugcha Raja Ganeshotsav Mandal in wake of the increasing cases of coronavirus, especially in Maharashtra which is the most impacted state. 

The camp was kickstarted on Saturday and many known people such as Sachin Tendulkar, Madhuri Dixit and Shilpa Shetty have appealed to people to come forward and donate plasma. Plasma therapy is being considered an effective way to treat novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

In addition to this. Lalbaugcha Raja also donated Rs 1 lakh each to nine families of police personnel who succumbed to this deadly virus. 

In a short span of time, the plasma donation camp at Lalbaugcha Raja has garnered 100 donations and 250 registrations so far, as per the officials. 

Overall, the celebrations are a little subdued this year. Most of the famous mandals have a live feed that allows people to have darshan of Lord Ganesh from the comfort of their homes. You can see the live feed for Ganesh Galli - Lalbaug Sarvajanik Utsav Mandal, GSB Seva Mandal and Siddhivinayak Mandir here

There are also restrictions on what is permitted this year and what is not allowed. Here is a complete list of things that are permitted here.

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