Ganpati Visarjan: Why is Ganpati idol immersed, know the mythology behind it

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Ganpati Visarjan Time: Ganesh Chaturthi 2023

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Ganpati Visarjan Time: Various types of festivals are celebrated in Hindu religion, out of which Ganpati festival is also a special festival. Ganpati festival is considered to be a very important festival celebrated in India. Like every year, this year’s festival of Ganpati ji has brought enthusiasm among the people. This year Ganpati immersion is on 28 September 2023. On this day, all four directions echo with the chants of Ganpati Bappa Moriya. Actually, this festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Lord Ganapati. On this festival, the idol of Lord Ganesha is kept in one’s house for 10 days and the idol is immersed on Anant Chaturdashi. This year Anant Chaturdashi is on 28th September.

There is a tradition of celebrating Ganesh Visarjan on the last day of Ganesh Mahotsav. This 10-day festival of Anant Chaturdashi ends after the immersion of Lord Ganesha. There is a tradition that on the day of immersion, the idol of Ganapati is immersed in a river, sea or water. There are many stories behind the immersion of Lord Ganesha, which we are going to tell you today through our article.

Year 2023 Ganesh Visarjan Auspicious Choghadiya Muhurat

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Morning Muhurta (Auspicious) – 06:13 AM to 07:43 AM
Morning Muhurta (Chara, Labh, Amrit) – 10:43 AM to 03:12 PM
PM Muhurta (Auspicious) – 04:42 PM to 06:12 PM
Sayahna Muhurta (Amrit, Chara) – 06:12 PM to 09:12 PM
Night Muhurta (Benefit) – 12:13 AM to 01:43 AM, September 29
Chaturdashi tithi starts – September 27, 2023 at 10:18 pm
Chaturdashi Tithi ends – September 28, 2023 at 06:49 PM

Reason to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi

According to religious scriptures, Goddess Parvati had created Lord Ganesha with sandalwood paste to protect herself while bathing in the absence of Lord Shiva. On Lord Shiva’s return, Ganesha was guarding but did not allow Lord Shiva to enter the bathing room. An angry Shiva then beheaded Ganesha. Seeing this, Goddess Parvati became angry and transformed into Goddess Kali. Lord Shiva suggested finding a child and beheading it. The condition was that the child’s mother should face the other side. The first head found was that of a baby elephant. Lord Shiva added the elephant head and Ganesha was reborn. Seeing this, Parvati returned to her original form and since then Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated every year.

Tradition of ganesh immersion

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On the last day of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, there is a tradition of Ganesh Visarjan. The concluding day of the 10-day festival is also known as Anant Chaturdashi. On the last day, devotees take out the idols of their beloved God in a procession and immerse them.

Stories of ganesh immersion

There is an interesting story behind the legend of Ganesh Visarjan. It is believed that on the last day of the festival Lord Ganesha returns to Mount Kailash with his parents Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. The celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi also reflects the importance of the cycle of birth, life and death. Ganesha, also known as the God of new beginnings, is also worshiped as the remover of obstacles. It is believed that when the idol of Lord Ganesha is taken out for immersion, it removes various obstacles from the house along with it and along with immersion, these obstacles also get destroyed. Every year people eagerly wait for the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi. And like always, we also hope that this year too, Vighnaharta will shower his blessings on us and erase all the struggles from our life.

According to mythological beliefs, it is also believed that Ganesh Chaturthi started when Shri Ved Vyas ji started narrating the story of Mahabharata to Lord Ganesha. While narrating the story, Vyas ji kept narrating the story to Ganesh ji with his eyes closed for 10 consecutive days and Ganpati ji kept writing for 10 consecutive days. 10 days after the end of this story, when Vyas ji opened his eyes, he saw that Ganesh ji’s body temperature had increased a lot. In such a situation, Vyas ji started taking a dip in water to cool down Ganesh ji’s body. Since then it is believed that on the 10th day Lord Ganesha is immersed in water to cool him down.

Thus, organizing Ganpati immersion is considered necessary and important. After performing Ganpati Visarjan, devotees of Lord Ganesha wait to welcome him in the next year. Besides, they also pray to Lord Ganesha to get his blessings at every stage of life.

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