A Ram Setu will be built as the entrance, and there will be several statues of Lord Hanuman.
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Pune: The Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganpati Trust in Pune is erecting a pandal that is modelled after the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya as Ganesh Chaturthi approaches. This project has taken two months to complete and will do so soon. According to a member of the organising committee, Mohan Bhagwat, the head of the RSS, would oversee the placement of the Lord Ganesh idol within the pandal.
The goal of the theme was to give believers a sneak peek into the upcoming Ram Mandir, which is expected to debut in Ayodhya by January 2024. "We have tried to replicate the design of the Ram Mandir, where Lord Ram is going to be seated, along with the ten avatars on the side. We are also building a Ram Setu from where people will enter. There will be fifteen to twenty statues of Lord Hanuman holding a stone in their hands," a planning official revealed.
Nearly five crore participants are expected this year, up from the typical two crore, according to the organisers, a significant rise. Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, has accepted the invitation and promised to attend. The official continued by saying that whereas typically two crore people attend their pandal each year, this year they anticipate five crore people to do so.
Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, has agreed to attend after being invited, according to the official from the organizing committee. The Ganesh Chaturthi festival will start this year on September 19 and last for ten days, ending on September 29.
In the meantime, in anticipation of Ganesh Chaturthi, Maharashtra's deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis flagged off the Ganpati Special train, known as the "Namo Express," from Mumbai's Dadar station to Konkan.
According to Fadnavis, the Maharashtra BJP has set up 338 buses and six special trains for pilgrims traveling to the Konkan region for the approaching Ganpati holiday.
For pilgrims traveling to the Konkan region for the upcoming Ganpati celebration, the Maharashtra BJP has set up six special trains and 338 buses to ensure that they have no trouble getting there. "Our Mumbai BJP chief Ashish Shelar and cabinet Minister Mangal Prabhat Lodha and all our team are working to make an arrangement like every year we do. This year we are trying to do it on a larger scale," Fadnavis continued.
While 156 Ganpati Special trains are being operated by Central Railway in honor of the Ganpati season, with open reservations. The Ganesh Chaturthi festival will start this year on September 19 and last for ten days, ending on September 29.
On the day of Anant Chaturdashi, the 10-day festival is concluded by the immersion of the idol, known as visarjan, in a local body of water after being carried in a public procession with music and group singing.