Shared Verified: Faith in the time of COVID

COVID-19 has disrupted the way people around the world worship and celebrate. This video, from Verified’s collaborator PLUC, shows how some faith leaders in India are adapting.

Ganesh Utsav is a Hindu festival widely celebrated across India. In Maharashtra state, home to Mumbai which has the highest number of COVID-19 cases of any Indian city, temples create pandals — temporary set ups — for the duration of this festival. These usually attract around 1.5 million people a day, but the biggest gatherings take place on the last day, when people bring Ganesh idols and immerse them in water.

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