Mumbai- Bollywood actress and filmmaker Pooja Bhatt on Thursday took to social media to remind all that the Covid-19 pandemic was not yet over amid highest spike in Maharashtra as India recorded over 53,000 cases in a day.
"Mask up people and please follow #COVID19 safety protocol. The virus is far more resilient than we would like to believe. Help the concerned authorities to help us please! Too many people have been working tirelessly to keep us safe. Yet we behave so irresponsibly. Simply not done!" Pooja tweeted on Thursday.
The actress' tweet comes just a day after Maharashtra and Mumbai saw steep spike in Covid-19 cases.
There were over 5,000 new Covid-19 cases reported in Mumbai on Wednesday. The city recorded 5,185 cases -- up from the previous high in 2021 on March 21 when 3,779 cases were reported.
Maharashtra recorded a fresh peak of 31,855 on Wednesday. (IANS)
Gurugram, Nov 19 (IANS) The Gurugram district administration on Thursday issued a detailed advisory for Chhath Puja which is to be scheduled on November 20 and Guru Nanak Gurpurab on November 30 celebrations amid the Covid-19 pandemic.According to the order, Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee Gurugram and Chhath Puja Management have been asked to strictly follow certain instructions during these religious events.According to the orders, Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee Gurugram has been asked to ensure safety measures during city kirtan and other religious procession.Similarly, orders have also been given to the management of Chhath Puja to ensure that social distancing is maintained during the events.It also suggested that people more than 60 years of age with co-morbidities, pregnant women and children below 10 years of age must stay at home.According to the guidelines, "In case of any fair, exhibition, staggered timings and restricted entries must be considered. Also volunteers should be appropriately stationed to ensure thermal scanning; social-distancing and wearing face masks. Close-circuit cameras should be installed to monitor compliance of social distancing norms and wearing masks at crowded places."The order said individuals must maintain a six feet distance at public places."Separate entry and exit must be ensured, entrances will have mandatory hand hygiene thermal screening and wearing masks. No symptomatic person should be allowed at public places. Effective disinfection of surfaces must be ensured and no-touch practice must be followed at all religious places," the order said.The offering and distribution of Prasad etc. and sprinkling of holy water are prohibited at the religious place. Apart from this, it is mandatory to follow the social distancing rules at the time of food distribution at community kitchen and at langars during the programme."People have to follow Covid-19 guidelines. If they don't take precautions they could be infected with the virus during the festival season. We appeal to the public to follow social distancing norms and take extra caution," said Amit Khatri, Deputy Commissioner.--IANSstr/rt
Chhath mahaparva is not only a sadhana but it also instructs us how to away from diseases and stay healthy. Most of the materials used for offering "arghya" in Chhath Mahaparva are acquirable locally and also have special consequence in Ayurveda.
Ayurveda mentions the use of shads (Madhur, aml, lawan, katu, teekha(tikt), and kasaila(kashaya)) in Ayurveda. The above juice is available. In other words, this religious law keeps it healthy.
There is also the medicinal importance of fruits climbing as offerings of Chhath Puja. Since it is the season of the season, this season also encompasses all kinds of diseases.
The fruits offered for Chhath Puja also control seasonal diseases. Fasting during this puja gives energy to the cells of the body. Health is strengthened by the fruits offered in this religious ritual during the change of seasons. At the same time, "Suryopasana" supplies vitamin D and also preserve against leprosy.
The things used in Chhath puja as a mine of qualities and a means of protecting against cold diseases.
Special Importance of Chhath Pooja in Ayurveda
Banana is rich in glucose, which helps in providing energy to the body immediately. It contains 75% water, in addition, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, and copper are also found in sufficient quantities.
Gooseberry is very beneficial for health. Gooseberry contains calcium, vitamin C, protects against cold weather, enhances immunity, a lot of nutrients that help in making the body healthy. Many diseases can be avoided by taking amla. During the corona period, include this in the diet.
Turmeric, specifically its most active compound curcumin has many scientifically-proven health benefits, such as the probable to prevent Alzheimer's, cancer, and heart disease. It's a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant relief of wounds, anti-allergic, pain, inflammation, and may also help reform symptoms of depression and arthritis. Turmeric used in many Ayurvedic medicines also.
Ginger keeps the body warm Its importance has enhanced significantly in the Corona period. Ginger used in many Ayurvedic medicines.
Many nutritious ingredients are found in sugarcane juice. Apart from this, it also has anti-cancer properties. This not only protects you from the risk of cancer but also helps in removing the kidney stone.
Pineapple is a fruit that enhances appetite, strengthens, helps in blood-biliary disorders. It reduces fever, reduces urination problems. Relieves stomach gas, pain, acidity, and physical weakness. Its ripe fruit cures diseases associated with bleeding.
Singhara gives energy to the body, so it is included in the fasting. It also contains iodine, which protects from throat diseases and causes the thyroid gland to function smoothly.
Eating a piece of coconut daily not only increases your body immunity but also improves memory. Coconut is rich in carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and protein, it also has good water content, so it keeps the body hydrated.
Gagar lemon is called Pomelo in English, and its scientific name is Citrus maxima. Gagar Lemon is full of various types of pesticides. Gagar lemon contains almost twice as much vitamin C as compared to orange and three times more vitamin A, beneficial for the eyes. Minerals such as iron and zinc are found in equal amounts.
Calcium is almost half the amount of orange calcium in Gagar lemon. Apart from these, Gagar Nimbu is also an excellent source of antioxidant substances just like oranges. These antioxidants increase the body's resistance and significantly reduce the possibility of various life-related diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease.
To Give Arghya to the Sun is of Special Importance
In the evening and morning, while giving sun to the sun, the mercury rays emanating from the sun come out diagonally. Vitamin D is constituted by the introduction of these rays on the body. Vitamin D is a very crucial element for healthy living. This is the reason that our forefathers have minded every one of the laws of Chhath puja as per the importance of keeping a healthy body. On the one hand, the requirement of the cleanliness of the Sun, Ganga, and other parts has been told, then by fasting, it is practiced to remove the disorders of the body and keep it healthy.
Ranchi, Nov 18 (IANS) Reversing its previous order, the Jharkhand government has allowed Chhath festival at public places but with certain restrictions.The state issued fresh guidelines to revoke an earlier order to ban rituals related to Chhath festival at public places like river, ponds, dams and other sources. As per the new guidelines, congregations are permitted in open spaces outside containment zones while maintaining six-feet social distancing between two individuals.Wearing of face masks is compulsory and individuals must maintain minimum prescribed distance. Spitting is also prohibited in public places, especially in water bodies.A ban on setting up stalls near the ponds and rivers will remain in effect, as also on putting up of barricades, markings or electric decorations at the Chhath Ghats.Bursting of firecrackers in public places and cultural programmes, music and other forms of entertainment programmes too would not be allowed.The Chhath committees shall assist district administration officials in ensuring compliance with the guidelines.Any person violating these guidelines will be proceeded against as per Section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act of 2005, besides legal action under Section 188 of the IPC.Chief Minister Hemant Soren criticised the opposition BJP for allegedly playing politics on the matter. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself says we have to maintain social distance till a vaccine does not come into the market. the BJP is however doing politics," he said. said the Chief Minister.The BJP and other parties like JMM had protested the state government's move to ban the Chhath festival in public places in Jharkhand earlier this week due to fear of coronavirus pandemic.Earlier, a committee headed by Chief Secretary Sukhdeo Singh had said that the state government felt that it was not possible to adhere to social distance and face mask norms while performing religious rituals on Chhath on river banks. Also, he said, public bathings etc might lead to the further spread of coronavirus infections. Thus, the people were advised to perform Chhath puja in private premises like terraces in homes by following social distance and other norms. --IANSns/tsb
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday declined to entertain a plea challenging Delhi Government's order prohibiting Chhath Pooja at public places and ghats in view of Covid-19 pandemic.The order was passed over a petition filed by Shri Durga Jan Seva Trust inter alia seeking permission to hold a gathering of 1,000 people for the pooja on November 20."It appears that the Petitioner is not alive to the Covid-19 situation," a division bench of the high court presided over by Justices Hima Kohli and Subramonioum Prasad said, while dismissing the petition.It also said: "The petition is dismissed as being meritless."--IANSanb/in
Bhubaneswar, Nov 16 (IANS) The Odisha government on Monday prohibited Chhath puja celebrations at public places, including bathing on river banks, on November 20 and 21 since large congregations could lead to further spread of Covid-19 infections.Any person found violating the order would be punished under the Disaster Management Act of 2005 and other relevant laws, the government warned.A notification issued by Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) on Monday advised people to perform religious rituals at home and avoid mass gatherings and following health safety protocols like social distance, wearing of face masks and use of sanitisers.Earlier, the government had imposed curbs on mass gatherings on festivals like Dussehra, Luxmi puja and Diwali.A report from Ranchi earlier in the day said that the Jharkhand government too has banned Chhath puja festivities in public places due to fear of coronavirus pandemic.--IANScd/tsb