Ganesh Visarjan is on Tuesday, 5th Sep, 2017. Ganesh Chaturthi is a very popular Hindu festival celebrated in the month of Bhadrapada (mid-August to mid-September). The essence of Ganesh Chaturthi contains the belief that Lord Ganesha visits the homes of all his devotees during Ganesh Chaturthi and blesses them with happiness and success in all their endeavours. During the ritual of Ganesh Visarjan, it is believed that the Lord takes away the sorrow, unhappiness and problems of his disciples as he departs. Lord Ganesha is considered to be the Lord of knowledge and wisdom and blesses all his devotees with spiritual knowledge and removes all obstacles from their paths to success.Rituals Followed During Ganesh Visarjan
The Ganesh Visarjan ritual is performed strictly by the devotees of Lord Ganesh every year. With the rise of water pollution due to the submerging of Plaster of Paris idols in the water, symbolic immersion is practised nowadays as a method of adopting eco-friendly ways of immersing idols of the Lord. In this method, the idol is kept at home securely to be worshipped year after year without drowning it in water. The statue of the Lord is not literally immersed in water but only water is sprinkled on it. Visarjan of metal and porcelain idols are done this way.