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Societies don’t need police permission to hold Navratri aarti: Gujarat government

The state government on Friday announced that societies and apartments that will organize the Navratri aarti will not have to take police permission for the same. It said however such events held at public places and plots will have to seek police permission. The state also said that the aarti organised at societies and other...

Organising aarti at your society this Navratri? You will have to get police’s nod

With just two days to go for Navratri, the city police have clarified that societies and apartments that wish to organise a Navratri aarti/puja will have to take police permission for the same. Earlier, the government had issued guidelines for holding Navratri aarti. It had allowed for public worship subject to certain conditions. It had...

Navratri: Gujarat govt allows for prasad distribution in packets

The state cabinet in a meeting held on Wednesday has decided to allow distribution of prasad during public worship events in Navratri.  Earlier the Gujarat government had while announcing the guidelines for Navratri and other festivals allowed for holding public aarti (worship) but the distribution of prasad or offerings were banned.  Home Minister Pradipsinh Jadeja...

Ahmedabad police issues notification ahead of Navratri read to know what it is..

The Ahmedabad City Police has issued a notification given the upcoming festival season in the city. As per the notification, the Centre’s Intelligence Unit has warned of severe threat to the state and the city during the upcoming festivals. Large complexes, jewellery stores have been asked by the police to ensure that they have CCTV...

Double standards: Gujarat fears COVID-19 spread during Navratri but not in election rallies!

The debate over the government’s double standards as far as Navratri and elections are concerned is picking up after the state announced that it will not allow for any Navratri Garba celebrations this year. Although the state has allowed public worship of idols during Navratri subject to certain conditions, many are pointing out to the...

Navratri: Ahmedabad doctors seek action against defamatory posts about them

Several doctors in the city have filed a complaint with the cyber cell of the city police over some unparliamentary comments and threats made against them by artists in the state over Navratri. The war of words between the doctors and artists in Gujarat happened after the former wrote to the government urging it not...

No Garba but here are detailed guidelines if you want to organise Navratri aarti in Gujarat

The state government on Friday said that it will not allow for any big or small Garba events during Navratri. It has however allowed for events that provide people with a space for the public worship of the goddess during Navratri, Dussehra and Diwali. This is, however, subject to certain conditions. The state on Friday...

Gujarat govt’s guidelines: No public Garba this Navratri, worship allowed subject to conditions

The Gujarat government has announced the guidelines for the upcoming festivals of Navratri, Diwali and Dussehra. The state has clarified that no public Garba will be organised nor will big Garba events be allowed.  It has, however, allowed the worship of idols in public places but the idols or pictures of the goddess cannot be...

Navratri: Nitin Patel clarifies govt’s stand

Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel once again clarified that the probability of the state allowing big Garba celebrations were very low. “Our stand is very clear. The possibility of allowing big Garba gatherings and celebrations is nil this Navratri,” Patel said. Earlier Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had said that the state will not be...

Navratri: Guj govt makes important announcement

The state government has decided not to hold state-level Navratri celebrations this year. This many feel could be a prelude to the state banning any big Navratri celebration at party plots and garba venues because of the rising COVID-19 cases in the state. Gujarat has been recording a rise in COVID-19 cases with the state...