Ganpati Visarjan

गणपति विसर्जन


Ganpati Visarjan Ceremony

Lord Ganpati is the Lord of obstacles, prosperity and affluence. Lord Ganpati is the Lord of "Beginnings". Ganesha is invoked for success in any endeavour. Ganesh is the vighanharta and he also places obstacles in the path of those who need to be checked. 


Ganpati Visarjan is a religious ceremony of immersion of the idol of Lord Ganpati which involves a public procession accompanied with much pomp and show. Bhajans are now integral part of the Ganpati Visarjan. 


Devotee hope for Ganpati speedy return the next year. Thousands of devotees join the procession and fill the whole atmosphere with chanting of Lord Ganesha. 


The Ganpati Visarjan commences with Uttrang puja. Uttrang puja involves offering of oil lamps, flowers, incense sticks and parasadam to Lord Ganesha.


Following the puja, the idol is moved an inch forward as it is frowarded for the visarjan ceremony. It is a strong belief among the devotees that when Lord Ganesha is taken out for immersion, He takes away all the concerns and problems of them along with Him.


Types of Ganpati Visarjan


1. Ganpati Visarjan on Same Day - Ganpati Visarjan can be done on the same day of Ganesha Chaturthi after Ganesha Puja. Most Puja Vidhis of Hindu deities include either Visarjan or Utthapana at the end of the Puja. However, Ganesha Visarjan on the same day of Ganesha Chaturthi is less popular.


2. Ganpati Visarjan after One and Half Day - Ganpati Visarjan can also be done on the next day of Ganesha Chaturthi which is called as one and half day Ganesha Visarjan. It is also one of the popular days to perform Ganesha Visarjan. Ganesha devotees, who do Visarjan on the next day of Ganesha Chaturthi, perform Ganesha Puja during afternoon and take the Ganapati idols for Visarjan after Madhyahna which is equivalent to midday as per Hindu division of the day.


3. Ganpati Visarjan after 3rd Day - Ganesh Visarjan can be performed on the 3rd day of Ganesh Chaturthi. Some families perform the Ganpati puja on 3rd days and immerse the idol in the sea or river nearby.


4. Ganpati Visarjan after 5th Day - This type of is performed on the 5th day. It is one of the popular day of Ganpati Visarjan as it is most suitable for many devotees.


5. Ganpati Visarjan after 7th Day - This immersion is done on the 7th day from the day of Ganesha Chaturthi. It is important to note that all these days are in odd numbers. Even the most important day of Ganesha Visarjan, which falls on Anant Chaturdashi day is the 11th day from the day of Ganesha Chaturthi.


6. Ganpati Visarjan on 11th day or Anant Chaturdashi - Anant Chaturdashi is the most significant day for Ganpati Visarjan . Apart from Ganesha Visarjan, Anant Chaturdashi is very significant day as devotee worship Lord Vishnu in Anant form. Anant means having no boundaries or limits. Devotees observe a day long fast and peform sacred Puja. Ganesha Visarjan is also known as Vinayaka Nimajjanam. 


Thousands of devotees join the procession and fill the whole atmosphere with chanting of Lord Ganesha. "Ganapati Bappa Morya" and "Ganesh Maharaj Ki, Jai" are few of the famous slogans which are chanted throughout the procession. Many fraternities install Ganpati Mandals where Ganesha Visarjan continues throughout the night till the next morning.  Lord Ganesha is immersed into water body, preferably in a river, lake or the sea. The idol of Lord Ganesha can be immersed in the water of tub or bucket.


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Published on Sep 12th, 2019

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