Ganpati Visarjan - Ganpati Visarjan 2013 - Ganesh Visarjan
Commencing from the Bhadrapad Chaturthi, Ganesha Utsav continuos till Anant Chaturthi of Bhadrapad month. Ganesha utsav is a festival of ten days and have special significance in HIndu culture. The enthusiasm of festival can be seen through the country. Temples are decorated and Lord Ganesha is established in every home of his devotees.
Everyone establish the idol of Lord Ganesha, whether big or small in their home, office and temple. Devotees of Lord Ganesha visit Siddhivinayak temple on the chathurthi of Bhadrapad Shukla paksha to offer their prayers to the lord. The excitement of this festivals can be seen in every nook and corner of the country. The festival of 10 days bring lots of joy and happiness and make the environment pleasant.
The festival of Ganesha Mahautsav is celebrated from the chathurthi to anant chaturthi of the bhadrapad month. It is believed that Lord Ganesha gives relief from all the sufferings and obstacles in life. The results of the fast observed during this period is based on the faith and belief of the observer. Lord Ganpati has been assigned a special place among all gods , and hence is worshipped by people before commencing any new auspicious work.
Rituals To Worship Lord Ganesha
It is believed that Lord Ganesha was born on Chathurthi of Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha. This is reason people observe fast on this day and celebrate it in the form of Ganesh Mahotsav. The ritual to perform this fast is similar to that of any other fast observed to please the lord. Ganesha chaturthi fast is observed on the Krishna paksha chaturthi of every month. Worshipping the lord with mantra chanting has special significance in this fast and considered to give auspicious results.
On the day of the fast, the observer must wake up early in the morning before the sunset and perform his daily routine activities. While taking bath add white sesame in the water. Purify the home by sprinkling ganga jal.
Offer the prayers to the lord with dhoop, durva, deep, flowers, rice and water. While worshipping Lord Ganesha chant his beej mantra, “ Om Gan Ganpataya Namah”. Keep 21 ladoos made with pure ghee and distribute it as a prasad after the puja. Donate red clothes in the temple for Lord Ganesha.
Vinyak Chaturthi is the birth date of Lord Ganesha and is celebrated as Ganesh Utsav in the country with enthusiasm and fervour. The festivals ends on Anant chaturdashi by flowing the idol of Lord Ganesha into the sea.
During Ganpati Visarjan, the idol of the lord is carried in a train like carrier. You can hear people shouting, “ Ganpati Bappa Moriya, Agle Baras Tu Jaldi Aa” with enthusiasm and happiness. On this day the lord is given the last farewell with a belief that he will visit again next year to give his blessings. Lots of people gather around the sea shores and rivers to watch this enthusiastic event and bid their farewell to the lord.