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Ganesh Chaturthi 2022: BMC builds 162 artificial pools for Ganpati visarjan

In a bid to encourage people to reduce pollution, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has informed that a total of 162 artificial ponds and 73 natural dump sites are available for Ganesh visarjan in the city of Mumbai, according to the news agency ANI.

It comes after officials from the civic body asked citizens to submerge plaster-of-paris (PoP) Ganesh idols in artificial lakes or ponds to reduce water pollution.

“There are 162 man-made ponds and 73 natural dump sites in Mumbai. We have also deployed lifeguards and all necessary arrangements have been made,” Deputy City Commissioner Ramakant Biradar told ANI.

They further said that more than 20,000 (22,687) Ganpati idols were immersed in the man-made ponds in Mumbai yesterday in a one and a half day Ganpati festival.

Ganesh Chaturthi also known as Vinayak Chaturthi, is a ten day festival. The Hindu festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is dedicated to the Lord of new beginnings, Ganesha.

In Mumbai, Lalbaugcha Raja, a former idol of Ganesh, draws special attention to Ganesh Chaturthi. This year, in collaboration with Jio Mart and Paytm, they are delivering the prasad to the doorsteps of devotees online if desired.

On JioMart, prasad is available in the form of two laddus and it will only take orders for Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane region. Prasad can also be ordered through Paytm, in the form of 250g dried fruit. It will be available for devotees across India and outside India as well.

To order prasad in Mumbai, devotees should visit the official website of Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal, Lalbaug, Mumbai — lalbaugcharaja.com. For online darshan, devotees can visit the official Youtube channel of Lalbaugcha Raja.

The story of the Lalbaugcha Raja, a popular idol of Ganesh, has been quite famous since ancient times. It is located in Putlabai Chawl, a place of worship founded in 1934.

Ganeshotsav is the most popular festival in Maharashtra. Pandals set up by various mandals in Mumbai and other places in the state attract thousands of devotees during the 10-day festivities.

(With ANI inputs)

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