Hyderabad(Hyd): Braving the danger of mass COVID-19 infections, the annual Shobayatra (procession) of the Khairatabad Ganesh took-off today noon in around1:30 p.m. The timings were slightly sophisticated this yr. to also avoid traffic snarls, awhile the main idol itself is only nine-feet this yr., owing to the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic.
Each yr., the Khairatabad Ganesh procession would begin early in the morning about 7:30 a.m., as it’s the highest immersion procession. Although, because of the prevailing COVID-19 (COVID-19) epidemic, the Ganesh Utsav Samithi, aside from installing a nine-foot tall idol, also ruled to alter timings. Besides, heavy security enforces have also being deployed around the Hussainsagar Lake so that the immersion is finished by three p.m.
The city police this yr. also inquired the inquired the committee members not to bring out a huge procession & full the immersion early in see of the COVID-19 constraints. As per Ganesh Utsav Samithi organisers of the Khairatabad Ganesh Pandal, this yr., in see of COVID-19, on-line darshan facilities have been also set up in the Pandal first time in biography for devotees who weren’t able to check & seek blessings from lord Ganesh.
On Tue., the nine-foot idol has been set up on a trolley about one p.m., after that the procession initiated & started moving towards Tank Bund, via Telephone Bhavan-Secretariat-NTR Marg route. It’ll approach crane No. four that was placed on NTR Marg Road in Tank Bund for the immersion.
This yr. although, the overall procedure is a low-key relationship, unlike the usual fan-fair that the festival is accompanied with. Awhile multiple devotees have ruled to stay house because of the fear of contracting COVID-19, a limited no. of citizens although were turning up in Tank Bund in the past 10 days to immerse idols. In recent yrs., thousands, in case not lakhs of citizens, would turn as many as witness the immersion.
Besides, this yr., the govt also didn’t give any vehicles for transportation of idols to the immersion website. Prasad distribution is also absent as well to avoid the spread of COVID-19. The Balapur Ganesh Laddu, that habituated to be auctioned amongst the people, going to instead be introduced to Telangana (TL) CM K. Chandrashekhar Rao, the Ganesh Utsav Committee declared on Tue..