Ganesh Chaturthi 2020: How To Celebrate In A Safe Manner At Home

Every festival has been a way of bringing together communities and families to celebrate love and oneness amongst all. In the wake of the global scenario and with the festive season coming up, how can we look forward to our social celebrations in a safe, responsible and positive manner?

Well, in every crisis there’s always a ray of hope. This Ganesh Chaturthi 2020, you may want to distance yourself from the crowds but you don’t need to distance yourself from the festival! Thanks to the emphasis on hygiene and health, the annual celebrations will be better for you and the environment. Here’s how you can organise Ganesh Chaturthi at home and come together in heart, while staying apart only in distance.

1: It’s preferable to not visit a public Ganpati mandapa. Your family can view and enjoy the darshan of Lord Ganesha online through live streaming on various cable networks.

2: For a Ganesh puja at home, use a metal or marble Ganesh idol. Do the immersion in a bucket of water at home and reuse the Ganesh idol next year.

3: You can also order a clay idol or tree Ganesha online. Immerse the clay idol at home for an eco-friendly Ganesh Chaturthi. With a tree Ganesha, you can water it and plant it in a pot, and watch as new life emerges from the seeds embedded within the idol. It’s easily one of the most fitting ways of bidding goodbye to our Lord Ganesha. After all, Shri Ganesha is revered as the remover of obstacles and Lord of wisdom. Symbolically and literally, you’re helping clear the biggest obstacle of pollution and inculcating his wisdom and teachings to make the world a little greener, a little healthier, a little cleaner, one tree at a time.

4: It’s best to opt for contactless online delivery of puja articles, sweets and flowers at home.

5: Your family can also avail the services of a Pandit online! Going virtual is definitely the need of the year.

6: Cross all borders and distances, by getting your near and dear ones online. You can chant and celebrate with your extended family and friends in unison to a virtual aarti!

7: If all Ganesh idols are being immersed in a tank within the society, ensure that the immersion procession from each household is done at different times so as to avoid crowding.

8: Remember to keep your celebrations small at home with your immediate family and make the most of every sweet delicacy and moment together.

We at Runwal, one of the leading real estate developers in Mumbai, wish you a very happy, green, safe and clean Ganesh Chaturthi 2020. Stay safe, stay home and bring Bappa home, too!