Religious festivals in India adapt to pandemic ‘new normal’ as followers and businesses miss out on celebrations

//Religious festivals in India adapt to pandemic ‘new normal’ as followers and businesses miss out on celebrations

Religious festivals in India adapt to pandemic ‘new normal’ as followers and businesses miss out on celebrations

The Ganesh Chaturthi festival is usually marked with much gaiety across India and is a community affair. Huge idols of the much-loved, elephant-headed Hindu god, Ganesh, are installed in opulently decorated pandals, or tents, that vie with each other for attention as devotees flock to offer prayers and distribute special sweets. The faithful don new clothes and, over 10 days, visit friends and relatives as well as a number of pandals across their home city. The revelry ends with the idols…

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