Ganesh Visarjan (Ganpati Visarjan) 2019 Highlights: When Lord Ganesh came home, it was celebrated with much fanfare, and now as he bids adieu, it is being celebrated across the country with much enthusiasm with the belief that he will come back again next year. Anant Chaturthi, the festival which marks the end of the 10-day long Ganesha Festival draws a huge crowd of devotees.
People say goodbye to their favourite Lord Ganesha with a heavy heart, accompanied by nostalgia and a lot of emotion. The festival begins with Pranapratishhtha, that involves chanting of mantras by a priest. This is followed by a ritual, which includes the 16-step Shodashopachara Puja, where the elephant god’s favourite dishes are offered to the idol. These include modak, shrikhand, coconut rice, motichoor laddoo, payasam, and medu vada.
Mumbai is popular for hosting some of the most famous Ganpati festivals and mandals. Even Bollywood celebrities come together and celebrate this festival. People who live far away from their home often go back to celebrate and get together with their families.
Ganesh Visarjan 2019 Highlights:
Huge crowds gather for Ganpati Visarjan at Alka Chowk in Pune
(Express photo by Ashish Kale)
Ganesh Visarjan 2019: Ganpati immersion ceremony at river Satluj in Ludhiana
With heavy hearts, people of Ludhiana say goodbye to Lord Ganesha as they prepare for the immersion ceremony.
Artificial ponds was a big this season. Not just small idols but also popular pandals immersed their Ganesh idols in artificial ponds.
Ganesh idol immersion in Ahmedabad was arranged in an artificial pond on the banks of Sabarmati river.
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Elephants were used during the immersion ceremony of Lord Ganesha by Indraprasth Yuvak Mandal in Vadodara
The idol was immersed in an artificial lake which was imported from China.
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The elephant-headed god bid adieu amongst much fanfare on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. (Express Photo by Amit Chakravarty)
Immersion of the biggest Lord Ganesh idol of Khairatabad in Hyderabad begins.
Immersion of Ganesh Idols begins in Hyderabad this morning after 11-day poojas.— All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) September 12, 2019
The biggest Ganesh idol of #Khairatabad, which is over 60 feet tall is proceeding for immersion in Hussain Sagar lake, located at the heart of #Hyderabad city.#GaneshVisarjan | #KhairatabadGanesh pic.twitter.com/auBLTbJ9pb
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