“The Ganesha is worshiped in the temple for seven days, and immersed in river Mandovi in Cumbarjua. Due to the pandemic, we cancelled the float parade on the water. However, as part of the tradition, Ganesha was worshiped for seven days and all rituals were conducted by the priest and committee members. We didn’t have the palki this year since it requires more people. Instead, we hand-lifted the idol until the river bank, and only the people who were required for the rituals were allowed to go on the canoe,” says Shivaji Mukund Shet, president of the Shri Shantadurga, Kumbharjuvekarin Devasthan, Marcela.