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No Ganesh Puja in Kolkata, 96-year-old tradition comes to a stop amidst COVID-19 crisis

Ganesh Chaturthi

The 11-day long celebration was carried out on a big scale with numerous occasions and programs being held. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was also utilized to take part in the opportunity.

Kolkata: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 96 years old tradition of celebrating Ganesh Puja in Kolkata was stopped this year to avoid the infection spread. The puja utilized to be commemorated at Kolkata’s Maharashtra house, and the custom

of celebrating it every year began in the year 1926. The 11-day long celebration was carried out on a large scale with several occasions and programs being held. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also used to take part in the event. Also Read: Ganesh Chaturthi 2020: Tithi, puja muhurat, vidhi – Here’s how you can commemorate the festival

On the other hand, the manager of the occasion stated that this time we could not take any risk, adding that the puja will be celebrated next year.

This year Ganesh Chaturthi will be commemorated on August 22, Saturday. However, the government has instructed to prevent any crowded event and to follow social distancing standards in cities where the Ganesh Chaturthi puja is being celebrated. The celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi is commemorated across the globe and majorly in Maharashtra.

 

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