Since the event dates coincided with Ganesh Chaturthi, it was decided to have the event start on the auspicious date on 10th Sept. and continue over the weekend of 11th & 12th September. Due to the prevailing Covid related limitations, the event was arranged in consultation and guidance from SA Health and all precautions were taken to make it a safe and compliant event. This was probably the only Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav celebrated anywhere in Australia or even India, at this scale.
Around 3500 devotees visited the venue to seek the Lord's Darshan, adhering to the rules and regulations set for Covid which helped in smooth management of crowd.
Our team of volunteers managed the crowds and ensured at a given time not more than 150 people were present inside the venue as per social distancing rules. At the entry point temperature checks were performed on all visitors.
This year the devotees could experience the colourful grandeur of Bappa on the Giant projection Screen measuring 16x 6 metres with mesmerizing visual effects.
The traditional Dhol & Tasha team, dressed in traditional attire (nauvari sarees) enthralled the crowds like every year, and a special presentation with more than 50 performers made a Tribute to the Covid Warriors using visual, theatre, props and lezim effects.