India, Sept. 17 -- Following a subdued Ganesh Chaturthi celebration in Maharashtra, the Navratri celebrations are also expected to be low key as the number of Covid-19 cases continues to rise in the state. Navratri organisers HT spoke to said that while they are waiting for the state government to issue guidelines, they are sure of not celebrating the festival this year. The nine-day festival begins from October 17.

"Navratri is largely about garba and dandiya which is impossible with social distancing norms. So it is pretty clear that there will be no celebrations this year," said Neil Somiaya, BJP corporator from Mulund, who has been organising Navrarti fest at Mulund East since the last few years.

Pravin Chheda, who has been organisi...