Ganesh Chaturthi 2020: Covid-themed Ganesh idols create buzz in Surat

“Through this idol, I want to give a message that people should take precautions against COVID-19,” said Ashish Patel, the idol maker.
In Surat, Lord Ganesha’s idol can be seen as a coronavirus killer.(ANI)
In Surat, Lord Ganesha’s idol can be seen as a coronavirus killer.(ANI)
Published on Aug 13, 2020 01:58 PM IST
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Surat | ByAsian News International | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury

Ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi, artists are sculpting unique idols. In Surat, Lord Ganesha’s idol can be seen as a coronavirus killer. In another set of idols, Ganesha’s mice can be seen battling coronavirus.

“Through this idol, I want to give a message that people should take precautions against COVID-19,” said Ashish Patel, the idol maker while speaking to ANI.

The 10-day festivities of Ganesh Chaturthi, the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha, will begin on August 22. The festivities end with the final immersion of an idol of Lord Ganesha, called the Visarjan.

The festival is celebrated in grandeur in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Gujarat among other states.

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