Ganesh Chaturthi 2020: Sanjay Dutt, Shraddha Kapoor, Karanvir Bohra, Tinaa Dattaa & others share festival plans

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Its time to welcome Bappa in our homes. The Ganesh Chaturthi festival began today and will continue till September 1. However, this year’s celebrations are marred by the rising cases of Coronavirus in the country. Though it will be a low key ceremony, celebs are not going to miss out on welcoming Bappa. Here’s how they plan to celebrate the grand festival in COVID times.

Sanjay Dutt

Sanjay Dutt took to his handle and shared a picture with Maanayata Dutt, standing in front of his Ganpati decorations at home. Taking to his social media, he shares, “The celebrations aren’t as huge as they used to be every year but the faith in Bappa remains the same. I wish that this auspicious festival removes all the obstacles from our lives and bless us all with health and happiness. Ganpati Bappa Morya🙏🏻”

Shraddha Kapoor

Shraddha Kapoor’s favourite festival is Ganesh Chaturthi and we all know that. Even if the actor has a busy schedule, she always makes it a point to spend her favourite festival with her loved ones as always.The actress shared a post on Instagram reminding fans to be mindful of not polluting the beaches during immersion. Her caption reads, “संकटी पावावे निर्वाणी रक्षावे सुरवंदना जय देव जय देव जय मंगलमूर्ती दर्शनमात्रे मनकामना पुरती “ With this Aarti that will reverberate in many households, I pray to our beloved ‘Vighnaharta’ for the good health and peace of mind of everyone. Shraddha was seen wearing a peach kurta with jhumkas making her look simple yet elegant and stunning.

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"…संकटी पावावे निर्वाणी रक्षावे सुरवंदना जय देव जय देव जय मंगलमूर्ती दर्शनमात्रे मनकामना पुरती "✨💜 With this Aarti that will reverberate in many households, I pray to our beloved ‘Vighnaharta' for the good health and peace of mind for everyone! With our undying spirit, let this Ganesh Chaturthi be celebrated with prayers, love and empathy for one another. गणपती बाप्पा मोरया🙏 Thank you again @shraddha.naik for my @planaplant eco friendly Ganpati 🌸 A request to everyone who is graced by Ganpati ji to please do the immersion at home in a bucket 🙏 and not pollute our beaches and the sea 💙 Photo by @siddhanthkapoor 🥰

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Jackky Bhagnani

Jackky Bhagnani, actor-producer shares a throwback to his darshan at Lalbaug Cha Raja last year. The social media post said, “Ganpati Bappa Morya 😇🙏 #lalbaughcharaja #throwback”


Karanvir Bohra

Speaking about what made him take the decision making his own murti at home this year, Karanvir shares,“Initially we were not too sure of keeping Ganpati at home this year, due to the covid scare, but when I saw my friends Karan Wahi, Rithvik Dhanjani and Raqesh Bapat making their own ganpati which they have been following the tradition of doing so since the past couple of years, the idea also inspired me to do the same. While making the Ganpati idol at home was a different experience altogether, instilling values in our children about ecofriendly ways being the need of the hour was also the aim! So I am very happy that I was able to not only learn something totally new and so beautiful by crafting my own Ganpati, but also following the festival in such a lovely and responsible manner, as well as keeping my family tradition of welcoming Bappa into our home alive this time too!”.

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Coming tomorrow #ganpatibappamorya

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Tinaa Dattaa

For actress Tinaa Dattaa, Ganpati celebrations this year are going to be low key as well! Speaking about how Ganesh Chaturthi is going to be very different for her this year compared to the previous ones, Tinaa shares,”Ganpati festivities are going to very different this year! Compared to how elaborate they were through the previous years, this time it’s all going to be very low key. I am someone who is a big devotee of Bappa and I love to welcome him in a grand way, but this year it’s going to be a very sweet and simple affair at home. My parents are usually in town to help with decorating the home, cooking the food and all the planning and prepping, but they too aren’t here right now so I am going to have to manage it all on my own. From arranging the decorations to cooking the food including prasad and other bhog which is offered during the arti is all going to be done by me. There are also going to be limited number of people visiting my home this time, keeping in mind everyone’s safety. So yes it will feel strange celebrating the festival in a very simple way this time, but being a huge believer of Lord Ganesha, I definitely want to keep the tradition going strong”.

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Sharad Malhotra

The actor said, “Bringing Ganpati home is a tradition and I was sure that COVID, no-COVID, I won’t be missing out this year too. This is my 10th year of bringing Bappa home, and I wanted it to be very special. I wanted it to be grand. But because of COVID we couldn’t do much. Ripci and I are doing everything on our own and we will have friends over for puja and arti. I just pray to Bappa that we get rid of this Coronavirus and all the negativity soon, and our lives get back to normal.”

Shashank Vyas

The ‘Balika Vadhu’ actor said, “This year the festivities won’t be that grand. And though I don’t bring Bappa home, I try and visit my friends and seek blessings from their Bappa. This year I will miss visiting pandals too. Looking at the number of COVID cases I will try not to visit my friends too because I don’t want to put others at risk. My fondest memory would when I went pandal hoping during my first year in Mumbai. I was tired by the end of the day, but it gave me such happiness and peace. I pray for a world free of COVID virus from Ganpati.”

Vijayendra Kumeria

This time the festival will be celebrated differently, but I am sure Ganpati Bappa will take away our sorrows and all the negativity and bless us with joy. Like every year we will do puja and arti at home, the only difference will be that we won’t be visiting friends and other pandals. We brought Bappa home for three consecutive years and the artis, bhog and the visarjan can’t be forgotten. This year I ask Bappa to make things normal, take away the negativity and bless everyone with good health.

Mohit Malhotra

Yes it will be a low key ceremony this year. We brought Bappa home like every year, though the celebration won’t be the same, we intend to continue with the ritual. This time also it will be a eco-friendly Ganpati. We will have friends and family over to celebrate it but with all the safety and precautions. My fondest memory of this festival is reuniting with friends and families, and ofcourse gorging on the yummiest sweets during this time. Chocolate modaks are my favourite. I will ask Bappa to set us free of this pandemic and to get our lives back to normal.

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Ganpati Bappa Morya 💫💥❤️

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Pranitaa Pandit

This year Ganpati festival is going to be very low key and we will take a lot of precautions and care. It’s only going to be my family, no friends and relatives will be coming to meet our Bappa this year. Its special as we have a new addition to our family. We tried to make sweets at home and whatever we get from outside we are sanitising it. The decor is very basic and I am sure Bappa will understand the situation we are in and also that we have a new born Baby at home so we can’t take any risk. When I moved to Mumbai I decided that the day I have my own house I will keep Ganpati at my place. After I got married the first Ganpati was very special. This year my wish is to make the world Covid free because I really want to get back to normal again. My fondest memory is being with Bappa 24*7, we don’t leave him Alone even for a minute but the most special thing was that at night I used to sleep next to him so it was a very good and comfortable feeling, different from our daily life.

Angad Hasija

I always keep Ganpati at my place. I remember when I first came to Bombay, I made a special prayer that when I will become famous and get good work, I will bring ganpati at my place. So touchwood that happened, and I have been bringing Bappa home for seven years now. This year I am not in Mumbai so it won’t be possible for me to bring Ganpati. I will pray Bappa to end this pandemic soon so that everyone gets back to their normal life.

Shilpa Raizada

Ganpati festival is very important for me. I brought my first Ganpati home three years ago. At that time I was not having any work, I thought that bringing him can bring happiness and his blessings are so magical that in the first year itself I got ‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’. I have not got Ganpati home for the past two years and this year too I couldn’t bring Ganpati home due to COVID. I wish that the pandemic gets over soon and our life goes back to normal and he takes away all the negativity from our lives.

Urvashi Upadhyay Sharle

This year Ganpati will be celebrated low key due to this pandemic and taking care of health is very necessary. Ganpati Bappa is Vighnaharata and we bring him home so that he can take away all our problems. Even Bappa doesn’t want us to crowd a place and he understands the situation. My fondest memory is that during Ganpati, Gujaratis make ladoo and put a coin in one of them, it is believed that who ever gets it has Bappas blessings. This year I wish Bappa to make the world Corona free.

Well, we wish you all a very happy and safe Ganesh Chaturthi.

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