Belagavi has a unique place in the history of Karnataka as it was here that the Ganesha festival was first celebrated as a public event, and was kick-started by none other than the legendary freedom fighter Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak. Since then Ganesh Festival has it very own importance for Belagavi, but due to the pandemic this year
Ganesh Idol pandals only in Temple Premises not in any other public place or road.
Temple Committees and Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav Mandals will have to take requisite permission from Police, City Corporation, HESCOM, Health dept etc
No use of Dolby, colors and firecrackers
Maximum Height of Ganesh Murti: Home 2 feet
Temples 4 Feet in Clay NO POP idols
Immersion of Ganesh Idols should be done within the home only or artificial pond or in the Mobile tank provided by administration
No advertisements by the mandals however awareness messages about COVID-19 must be placed
Only Health related programs can be undertaken no Bhajan/Kirtan or other activities.
Only 5 persons during Aarti
Use of Social media to give darshan of the Ganesh Idol
Santisation compulsory and social distance has to be maintained all the time
No processions of any sorts while Agaman and visarjan
Immersion in the nearest place available