Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Ganesh Chauth or Vinayaka Chaturthi, is celebrated every year on the Chaturthi (fourth day) of the Krishna Paksha and now the 10-day festival will conclude on September 23. Ganesh Visarjan will take place all around the country on this Sunday (September 23) and people are gearing up to bid goodbye to Lord Ganesha. Now, Mumbai Police took to micro-blogging Twitter to share a throwback video of Ganpati procession of 1946. The police ensure the safety of citizens of Mumbai during the farewell to Ganpati.Also Read - BMC's Latest Sero-Survey Report Finds Over 86% of Mumbai's Population Have COVID-19 Antibodies
Sharing the video, Mumbai Police tweeted, “While farewell to Ganpati has always been extremely emotional and special for citizens, for us the focus has always been ensuring their safety during the festivity! A glimpse of #GanpatiVisarjan and police bandobast in olden times.” Also Read - Ganapati Bappa In IPS Avatar: Mumbai Police Portrays Lord Ganesha As Police Officer, Call Him 'India's Premier Security'
In the video, people are bidding farewell to Lord Ganpati and police is ensuring the safety of their citizens. The festival culminates with the immersion of Ganesha idols on the third, fifth, seventh or tenth day of Ganesh Chaturthi. Processions are carried out with people dancing relentlessly without giving a bother about anything in the world and shouting slogans of Ganpati Bappa Moraya. It is a splendid sight to witness Ganpati visarjan in Mumbai that is preceded by large processions. People gather on the roads to see huge Ganesha idols from popular mandals as they make their way to the popular visarjan spots of the city. Also Read - Good News: Ahead of Possible COVID Third Wave, BMC’s Sero-survey Finds 70-80% Population Have Antibodies
Watch the video here:
Over 50,000 police personnel have been deployed across Mumbai. Around 3000 traffic police personnel and 1500 traffic wardens will be guarding the roads during the Ganpati Visarjan. Around 6400 sarvajanik idols and over 1.5 lakh house idols have been registered for immersion this year.