It’s time to welcome Bappa in our homes. The festival begins Saturday (August 22) and will continue till September 1. However, this year’s celebrations are marred by the rising cases of Coronavirus in the country. Though it will be a low key ceremony, celebs are not going to miss out on welcoming Bappa. Here’s how they plan to celebrate the grand festival in COVID times. Have a look at television actors celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi 2020.
Television actors celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi 2020
Bringing Ganpati home is a tradition, and I was sure that COVID, no-COVID, I won’t be missing out this year too. This is my 10th year of bringing Bappa home, and I wanted it to be extraordinary. I wanted it to be grand. But because of COVID, we couldn’t do much. Ripci and I are doing everything on our own, and we will have friends over for puja and arti. I just pray to Bappa that we get rid of this Coronavirus and all the negativity soon, and our lives get back to normal.
I made my own Ganpati this year. I got some organic clay and worked on my idol for three-four days. My fondest memories on Ganesh Chaturthi is all the pujas and pandals we used to visit as a kid and dancing in the visarjan. I can’t share what I will ask from Bappa for me, but I will surely ask him to take away all the vighna and bless all of us with health and prosperity.
We don’t get Bappa home. So I will be visiting my bua and a couple of my close friends, who are taking care of all the safety norms and are keeping social-distancing in mind. Many of them are calling only two guests at a time on a set time, unlike calling everyone at once like every year. I pray to Bappa to bless us with good health and positivity and hope we get a Coronavirus free world soon.
This year the festivities won’t be that grand. And though I don’t bring Bappa home, I try and visit my friends and seek blessings from their Bappa. This year I will miss visiting pandals too. Looking at the number of COVID cases I will try not to visit my friends too because I don’t want to put others at risk. My fondest memory would when I went pandal hopping during my first year in Mumbai. I was tired by the end of the day, but it gave me such happiness and peace. I pray for a world free of COVID virus from Ganpati.
This time the festival will be celebrated differently, but I am sure Ganpati Bappa will take away our sorrows and all the negativity and bless us with joy. Like every year we will do puja and arti at home, the only difference will be that we won’t be visiting friends and other pandals. We brought Bappa home for three consecutive years and the artis, bhog and the visarjan can’t be forgotten. This year I ask Bappa to make things normal, take away the negativity and bless everyone with good health.
My fondest memory is Ganpati visarjan. I visit Marine Drive every year to witness this miracle. It’s a beautiful sight. I am looking forward to the Ganpati season irrespective of COVID, but obviously with precautions and required pre-requisites. Stay safe and enjoy the Ganpati season!
So, this is how the television actors celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi 2020. Share with us about your Ganesh Chaturthi celebration through the comments below. Stay tuned to Bollywood Hush for more.