Pune’s beloved Dagdusheth Ganpati and Kasba Ganpati temples will be closed for visitors starting March 17 to prevent people from gathering in large numbers.
“We have decided to close the temple for a few days on the background of positive cases of Covid-19 being reported in the city. A notice has been placed at the temple premises to inform the devotees” said Ashok Godse, president of the Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati Temple Trust.
The Padwa cultural festival has also been canceled to avoid large crowds.
On Monday, March 16, the State government decided to close both the temples and notices were sent to them to remain shut for a few days.
We sincerely hope all of you are practicing social distancing for the next few weeks! Stay safe, Punekars!