Khairatabad Ganesh Utsav Committee announced on Tuesday that this year, it’ll install one-feet idol in sight of the pandemic situation. the choice comes after committee members met with the Central Zone DCP seeking permission to create the idol, the days of India reported. The police had raised objection to the 66-foot proposed idol, saying no mass gathering are going to be allowed for subsequent three to four months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This are going to be the primary time within the 66-year history of the idol that such alittle idol will be installed. A one-foot idol was last installed in 1954 when the practice first began and since then, the peak has been increasing by one foot per annum .
Installed at Khairatabad within the heart of the town , it’s considered the tallest Ganesh idol within the Telugu states and attracts devotees from various places. Last year, a 65-ft idol was installed.
Utsav Committee chairman S Sudershan said the ‘Karra Puja’ or puja to commence idol preparation scheduled for May 18 has been cancelled.
He said the choice to put in the one-feet idol this year would be reviewed if any vaccine is developed or if it had been safe to conduct mass gatherings before August 22, when the Ganesh festival is scheduled.