To prevent the spread of coronavirus infection, Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) has announced 52 Ganesh idol collection centres in the twin city. However, the police and the municipal corporation have appealed the devotees to prefer to immerse the idol in the house or the society premises.
Devotees can perform the pre-immersion puja at home and then handover the idol at the immersion centres. The initiative would ensure that devotees don’t have to travel long distances for immersion.
Every year, the municipal corporation facilitates the immersion in lakes, creeks, rivers and beaches or the artificial ponds. However, this year, the corporation has announced the closure of all immersion sites due to the on-going pandemic. Nevertheless, devotees are not allowed near the water bodies to the immersion of idols. According to the guidelines issued earlier, domestic idols height has been capped to two feet whereas mandals’ idols may go to maximum four feet. Significantly, the municipal corporation has appealed to install eco-friendly idols to the devotees. Most of the devotees had already ordered the idols. Whereas, online booking is also an option given to twin city.
Devotees should immerse Ganesh idols at home or in the society premises by constructing artificial ponds. However, MBMC has set up 52 Ganesh idol collection centres in its six wards. Devotees have to bring the idols to the nearest collection centre and handover it to the corporation employees. The MBMC employees will do the immersion of idols in their respective manners in a lake or creek.
Ganesh Idol Collection Centers will be set up in the following areas throughout Mira-Bhayandar
Ward No. 1
Maxus Mall; Secondary School; near Maharaj Sweets, Phatak Road
Ward No. 2
Sadanand Hotel; Shiv Sena Galli; Velankani School; near Navrang Hotel; Jain Temple; Jai Ambe Nagar
Ward No. 3
Kharigaon; Cabin Road; Near Prashant Hotel; Opposite to Nakoda Masjid; Goddev Naka; Bandar Wadi, near Shiv Sena Branch; Besides Shri Ram Jewellers; Kashi Vishwanath Temple; Father Joseph School; Navghar Hanuman Temple; Navghar Village; Shirdi Nagar; Navghar Gaondevi Maidan.
Ward No. 4
Near Deepak Hospital; Left and Right side of Golden Nest; Late Gopinath Munde Sports Complex; Om Shanti Square; Seven Eleven School Square; Late. Balasaheb Thackeray Maidan; Ramdev Park; Late Meenatai Thackeray Chowk; Kashigaon; J.P. Infra Ghodbunder; Hatkesh Chowk; Gaurav City Square; MIG Complex; Kanakiya Star Market; Kanakiya Sanyam School
Ward Office; Saryu Mata Chowk; Mira Road Railway Station; Shanti Nagar Sector 4 Ground
Mahavishnu Temple Mira Gaothan; Ward Office; Opposite St. Paul’s School; Don Bosco School Pleasant Park; Don Bosco School Shanti Park; St. Xavier’s School; Holy Cross School Sheetal Nagar; Jangid School Shanti Park, Silver Park.