Festive spirit spreads in Visakhapatnam on the eve of Vinayaka Chavithi


There was a festive ambiance within the metropolis on Tuesday and a lot of folks thronged the markets on the eve of Vinayaka Chavithi to purchase important gadgets for the puja.

Individuals go to the market to purchase numerous puja gadgets in Visakhapatnam on Tuesday. , picture credit score: KR Deepak

Distributors of Pathri (leaves, flowers and different gadgets) had been seen doing brisk enterprise capitalizing on the state of affairs. To make it simpler for the consumers, the sale of pooja samagri has gone on-line and a few retailers have provided to produce all of the required materials on the doorstep of the consumers.

Some distributors provide to promote ‘multi function packs’ for the comfort of pageant consumers. As standard, the costs of the supplies wanted for the worship had been elevated, forcing the poor to go for the gadgets.

Many Ganesh pandals are anticipated to come back out on the roads by Wednesday. Nevertheless, the rise in the price of worship supplies and the comparatively excessive value of clay idols could not result in the institution of as many pandals as earlier than.

The 89-feet tall idol of Lord Ganesha at Gajuwaka will mesmerize the devotees from Wednesday. “Ramesh, an artist from Tamil Nadu, has been making idols for the final 45 days. Devotees can go to the idol from tomorrow until September 18. The identical night, it will likely be dissolved in situ with the assistance of fireside tenders and the soil might be immersed within the sea,” says Ganesh, the organizer of the pageant.

The market and Rythu market had been full of pageant consumers. Distributors provided 5 or 6 types of fruits wanted for the pageant, at ₹50 as a package deal, and an identical package deal was provided for the leaves of various timber used for the pageant.

Although Plaster of Paris (POP) sculptures had been seen at some locations, clay sculptures made their presence felt in each nook and nook. The clay sculptures had been additionally made attractively however the price is relatively excessive.

‘water tanks for immersion’

This time the Better Visakhapatnam Municipal Company (GVMC) has give you a brand new thought for immersion of idols in an eco-friendly method. It has introduced to rearrange automobiles for immersion of small clay idols worshiped at houses at numerous locations within the metropolis.

“A complete of 25 vans carrying massive water tanks might be deployed at numerous locations within the metropolis for the comfort of the devotees who want to immerse the small clay idols. The intention is to scale back site visitors jams and coastal air pollution, as idols are carried on automobiles to the seaside and immersed within the sea,” mentioned GVMC commissioner G. Laxmisha says.

“The devotees must hand over the idols to the GVMC employees and they’ll immerse them within the water tank. Bamboo baskets will even be put in within the truck to gather the puja materials like flowers and leaves. The water might be used for crops within the parks and soil and different supplies will even be disposed of correctly,” the commissioner mentioned.



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