Enthusiasm among fans despite surprise at inflation
The Ganesh Chaturthi festival which is regarded as the biggest festival in the state begins today and its eve has seen devotees thronging the Ganesh Chitrashala to buy Sri Ganesh idols. All the preparations for Ganeshotsav have been completed in the state and now the worship of Ganesha will begin shortly.
All preparations have been completed for Ganesh Chaturthi which starts today in the state. Devotees of the state are ready to welcome Ganapati Bappa. At least two and a half lakh Ganesha idols are being installed from this morning. In Goa, Gharana festival is very important and there is a lot of excitement in the house to welcome Bappa. There was a crowd buying clay pots from the market and things to decorate the altar in front of Ganesha. The price of earthenware was sky high. A bunch of betel nuts (veda) costs 50 rupees. 800, then each coconut costs Rs. It went up from 200 to 250. The price of a bunch of bananas was above 500 rupees. Apart from this, the price of Rantali flowers and fruits used in Shankar Parvati Puja is also high in the market. Fans everywhere in Goa are excited.
850 to Rs 1000. Although the size of crackers is small, the price has increased. Apart from this, other types of liquor crackers have also entered the market and their prices have also increased. This year, the price of clay idols has reached from 2500 to 3500 taka. There is no difference in the enthusiasm of the people of Gomantika even if inflation has reached its peak.
In Goa, the one-and-a-half to five-day Ganapati festival is mainly celebrated at home. Apart from this, Ganapati festival is celebrated for seven days and rarely for nine and eleven days. In all the villages of the state, the state government has prepared Ganesha places by electrifying them and constructing and cleaning some new ghats.
Greetings from the Chief Minister!
Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant congratulated the people of the state. Ganapati is the god of wisdom and the deity who conquers difficulties and removes obstacles. Let the children of the state be smart. The Chief Minister prayed to Shri Ganapati Chara that a cultured generation may be created from it and all the calamities that befell the state may be removed.