Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai:
Ganesh Chaturthi, the festival that is celebrated on the occasion of Ganesha’s birthday, is something that Mumbaikars look forward to, eagerly. Being one of the biggest celebrations in Mumbai, which witnesses massive gatherings of people on the streets, the government and administration need to plan properly in advance so that things go like clockwork and there are no untoward incidents. This year, Covid-19 poses a grave problem as Maharashtra is one of the worst-hit states in the country. Ever since the pandemic struck, the state government has insisted on measures like social distancing, lockdowns, and wearing masks to safeguard the general health and well-being of the people.
The Coronavirus Challenge:
The coronavirus has proved to be a big challenge for the entire world. The ability of the virus to spread rapidly is what makes it so lethal. There is no vaccine or cure as yet, though clinical trials are proceeding at a rapid pace in many countries. It may take a few more months for the vaccine to roll out, and until then, the onus is on people to stay safe by following the WHO guidelines and the instructions of the government to strictly practice social distancing and wearing of masks.
Under the circumstances, Mumbai may have to opt for a very low-key Ganesh Chaturthi celebration in 2020. Online is the way to go, be it for shopping for Ganesha idols, pooja articles, flowers, sweets, and other things required for the festival, or offering Ganesh Pooja. Some forms have come forward to ensure that all this is available at the click of a button by offering contactless delivery of products and services. They claim that WHO protocols are being strictly adhered to in the making of Ganesha idols as the factory employees wear gloves and masks, and so do their delivery boys.
Celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi with AstroVed:
At AstroVed, Ganesha Chaturthi is one of the most-awaited events of the year. Preparations are under way to ensure that Ganesha’s birthday will be celebrated in a grand manner at our centers. At the same time, we will ensure that WHO’s protocols will be followed to ensure a safe celebration. We are also using eco-friendly Ganesha idols to protect the environment.
If you are a Mumbai resident who has been feeling anxious about missing out on Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations this year, there is no need to worry. You can take part in our online Ganesha Chaturthi Poojas and Homas, and honor Ganesha in a fitting manner on his birthday. Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations at AstroVed will be a grand 3-Day festival. On Day 1, we have Super Grand Homa invoking 32 forms of Ganesha, on Day 2, Ganesha Upanishad Chanting and Maha Ganapati Homa at Vedic School, and on Day 3, Raja Ganapati Homa Devotees who register by August 1 also get 315 preparatory Bonus Poojas, and upto 25% off on Ganesha Chaturthi packages.
Our services are also up and running during the lockdown, so if you wish to perform your own Ganesh Pooja or Ganesh Homa, you can also book a priest online and have the ceremony performed as per your wishes.