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Ganesh Chaturthi 2021: Over 34,000 Idols Immersed on Anant Chaturdashi in Mumbai; 3 Boys Who Ventured Into Sea Still Missing


Mumbai, September 20: A complete of 34,452 idols of Lord Ganesh and Goddess Gauri have been immersed in water our bodies throughout Mumbai on the final day of the Ganpati pageant held below the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic for the second 12 months in a row, civic officers mentioned on Monday.

Three boys, who have been swept away in the ocean waters at Versova jetty right here through the Ganesh idol immersion on the fruits of the 10-day festivities on Sunday evening, have been nonetheless lacking. Two others accompanying them have been rescued, they mentioned. Also Read | India Reports 30,256 New COVID-19 Cases, 295 Deaths in Past 24 Hours; Active Cases Decline to 3,18,181.

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No different untoward incident was reported in the town through the closing day immersions, the officers mentioned. A Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official mentioned of the 34,452 idols immersed on Sunday, 13,442 have been immersed in synthetic lakes which have been created throughout the town to keep away from crowding at pure water our bodies. Also Read | Delhi Shocker: Class 11 Student Attacks Teacher During Lecture After Being Asked To Sit Properly in Class.

Out of the whole immersed idols, 5,043 have been of ‘sarvajanik’ (public) mandals, 29,060 family Ganesh idols, and 349 idols of Goddess Gauri. Among the idols immersed in synthetic lakes right here, 11,387 have been family Ganpati idols, 1,890 of public mandals and 165 of Goddess Gauri, the official mentioned.

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The famed idol of the ‘Lalbaug Cha Raja’ Ganesh mandal in the metropolis was immersed at Girgaon Chowpatty by round 3 pm on Sunday, an official earlier mentioned. The BMC additionally deployed 715 lifeguards at varied pure and synthetic immersion websites, he mentioned.

The pageant started on September 10 throughout the state and was celebrated in a low-key method for the second 12 months in a row in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier, greater than 41,000 idols have been immersed in varied water our bodies in the town on the second day of the pageant, 66,000 on the fifth day and 15,000 on the seventh day. The BMC had capped the peak of family Ganesh idols to 2 toes and of public mandals to 4 toes.

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(This is an unedited and auto-generated story from Syndicated News feed, SociallyKeeda Staff could not have modified or edited the content material physique)

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