Govt denies permission to erect Vinayaka idols for Ganesh Chathurthi festival

With the government deciding to ban religious festivals, Ganesh Chaturthi scheduled to be celebrated on 10 September is expected to be a low key affair, similar to last year. “For the benefit of the public and to contain the spread of the virus, beaches will be closed on Sundays while the ban to visit places of worship on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays will continue.

Holding of religious festivals also banned,” a statement issued by the government said.