Bhubaneswar: Ganesh Puja will not be celebrated at the community level in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack this year due to the COVID-19 situation.
The Twin City Commissionerate Police today informed that no permission has been given to puja committees to celebrate Ganesh Puja at the community level in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. The committees have been urged to cooperate in this regard.
In view of COVID-19 pandemic there’re restrictions on large religious congregations. So, no permission has been given to Puja Mandaps to celebrate Ganesh Puja at community level. Even Ganapati festival in Mumbai isn’t taking place this year. All are requested to cooperate.
— COMMISSIONERATE POLICE (@cpbbsrctc) August 13, 2020
The Cuttack district administration had earlier banned organisation of Ganesh Puja publicly. However, observing rituals within houses has been permitted.