Panaji: The Corporation of City of Panaji (CCP) on Sunday announced that they are relaxing certain curbs imposed on the effigies of Narakasur, which are burnt on the eve of Diwali festival in Goa.
CCP Mayor Uday Madkaikar said that the body has decided to impose several restrictions including no to use of fire crackers and hosting of competitions for the best effigy and also not allowing the groups to burn effigies on the roads.
“But we have decided to relax ban on use of sound system and height restriction for the effigies of Narakasur to allow the youth enjoy the festival,” he said adding that the youth have not been able to celebrate any festival since the outbreak of COVID19.
Madkaikar said that the Narakasur effigies were restricted only to eight feet through the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) released by CCP earlier last month. “There was demand to relax certain curbs, so we have decided to allow these relaxations,” he said.
The Mayor said that the Goa is opening up for tourists and Narakasur effigies are one of the tourist attraction in the state ahead of Diwali festival.
The larger than life effigies of mythological character of demon Narakasur are burnt on the eve of Diwali symbolizing victory of good over evil.