COVID-19 has disrupted the entire human life. As it has become difficult to live, most of the social places are closed, or Public festival are celebrated in low crowd , so now on July 1 the lalbaug ganeshutsav mandal have decided not to celebrate ganeshutsav this year and they will not even set up an idol of Lord Ganesha, they have decided to start a blood donation and plasma camp at that place for 11 days. This will be the first time in history that the Lalbaugcha raja will not be set up.
The decision of blood donation and plasma camp is right and good. But it is a not difficult to erect a statue of the idol of Lord Ganesha, most people said that the statue of the idol of Lord Ganesha should not be placed 14 feet like every year. It should be kept at 1 to 3 feet and should be worshiped like Ganesha at home. Do not allow people to visit, Don’t allow people to darshan, just have a live darshan every day.
Recently you may have heard the verdict on Jagannath Puri mahotsav in Odisha, the Supreme Court had allowed for mahotsav, but it was under the rules of social distancing.
The court must have given its verdict considering the faith, beliefs and sentiments of the people. The Ganeshutsav of the idol of Lord Ganesha can also be observed according to the rules of social distancing,the decision not to erect an idol of the king of Lalbaug seems to be a very shocking one.
The Lalbaugcha Raja is known as the deity of Mannat. The sentiments of many people are involved in this, people don’t want to break the tradition of idol installation that has been going on for many years, need to find a solution. The decision taken by Lalbaug Mandal not to install idols should be reconsidered.