Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations at Hubballi's Idgah Maidan | In pics

Published on Aug 31, 2022 04:34 PM IST

A Lord Ganesha idol was installed at Hubballi's Idgah Maidan after the Karnataka HC allowed celebrations on Tuesday, and the three-day festivities of Ganesh Chaturthi unfolded on the internet.

The Karnataka HC allowed Ganesha Chaturthi celebrations at the disputed ground on Tuesday, while the Supreme Court disallowed the same in Bengaluru.
The Karnataka HC allowed Ganesha Chaturthi celebrations at the disputed ground on Tuesday, while the Supreme Court disallowed the same in Bengaluru.
ByYamini C S | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Ganesha Chaturthi celebrations began at Hubballi's Idgah Maidan on Wednesday, which is marred by controversies much like Bengaluru's Idgah Maidan in Chamarajpet.

On Tuesday night, the Karnataka high court allowed Ganesha Chaturthi celebrations at the disputed ground, subject to certain conditions, while the Supreme Court rejected the same in Bengaluru.

Also read: Karnataka HC permits Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations at Hubballi Idgah Maidan

A Lord Ganesh idol was installed at the ground in Hubballi on Wednesday morning and visuals of the puja and the festivities started pouring in on social media.

K Govardhan Rao, the convener of the Rani Chennamma Maidan Gajanan Utsav Mahamandal which requested the celebrations to be held at the ground, said, “Rani Chennamma Maidan belongs to the municipal corporation, so we had requested on behalf of Samiti Mahamandal that this Ganpati Utsav should be allowed here. We'll install the Ganpati idol within half an hour.”

“Puja will be conducted in the traditional way and we are going to celebrate this festival for three days as per the direction of the municipal corporation. We are going to follow all instructions that have been given,” news agency ANI quoted him as saying.

Here are some pics of the celebrations:

Preparations for the idol set-up being done at the Idgah Maidan in Hubballi. (ANI)
Preparations for the idol set-up being done at the Idgah Maidan in Hubballi. (ANI)
Security was beefed up on Wednesday to prevent untoward incidents.(ANI)
Security was beefed up on Wednesday to prevent untoward incidents.(ANI)
The internet is eager to witness the festival being celebrated at the Idgah maidan.
The internet is eager to witness the festival being celebrated at the Idgah maidan.
A Lord Ganesha idol was installed at the ground and pooja began.(ANI)
A Lord Ganesha idol was installed at the ground and pooja began.(ANI)
The puja will go on for three days while all rules prescribed would be followed.(ANI)
The puja will go on for three days while all rules prescribed would be followed.(ANI)

Many netizens expressed approval at the high court's decision, with a Twitter user posting, “Finally Ganpati murti is installed at Eidgah Maidan. The HC said property belonged to the Dharwad municipality & Anjuman-e-Islam was only a leaseholder and they own the land.”

(With o ANI Inputs)

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