Ganesha Chaturthi 2023: In view of Ganesh Chaturthi, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has 'completely prohibited' the slaughter and sale of meat in the state's capital on Monday.
In an order, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner said, "On 18th September 2023, on the occasion of Ganesha Chaturthi, slaughtering of animals and sale of meat under BBMP is completely prohibited."
Ganesha Chaturthi 2023
Ganesh Chaturthi is a popular Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Ganesha, the god of wisdom, prosperity, and good luck. Every year millions of people in India and around the world observe this auspicious festival with devotion and enthusiasm. It's a 10-day celebration that culminates with Lord Ganesha's Visarjan or immersion in water. This year, the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated from September 19 to September 29, 2023.
It is believed that the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi has been originated in Maharashtra in the 12th century by the Maratha king Shivaji Maharaj to promote Hindu culture and to unite his people. Initially, the joyous festival was celebrated only in Maharashtra but now it is being celebrated all across the country and the world.