Ganpati Visarjan 2017 Date And Time | Ganesh Visarjan Puja Muhurat
Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the biggest and most auspicious Indian festivals which reveres the god of good beginnings, Lord Ganesha . It is celebrated with a lot of vigor in many parts of the country especially Maharashtra. Celebrated in the month of Bhadrapada, Vinayaka Chaturthi is a 10 day long festival which is concluded by the ceremony of Ganesh Visarjan on the eleventh day. Ganpati Visarjan is immersion of the clay idol of Lord Ganesha in the running water of a river, sea or a lake giving meaning to the spiritual cycle of life. As per Hindu Panchang, Anant Chaturdashi is considered as the most significant day for Visarjan.
GANESH VISARJAN 2017 DATE AND TIME
According to the Hindu Panchang and Indian calendar, we celebrate Ganesha Chaturthi on
Night Muhurta (Labh) = 24:39+ (12:39 AM, next day) - 26:06+ (2:06 AM, next day)
Early Morning Muhurta (Shubh, Amrit) = 27:33+(3:33 AM, next day) - 30:26+ (6:26 AM, next day)
GANPATI VISARJAN - SYMBOLIC SIGNIFICANCE
In Hindu religion, the almighty or the supreme lord is worshipped in all forms whether it is physical or formless. Ganesh Visarjan symbolizes the same journey of Lord Ganesha from being in the form of an idol to transforming into a spiritual formless soul after immersion.
It is a claimed fact that our God is "Nirakar" or does not have a form, but, the devotees give their deities a particular "Aakar" or form to worship, perform puja and seek their blessings. Ganpati Visarjan holds immense significance in Indian culture as it enables the devotees to worship the divine in all the states - the form and the formless. It is believed that Lord Ganesha returns to the Mount Kailasha after Visarjan.
This Hindu festival is also symbolic to the indispensable cycle of life i.e. birth, death and rebirth. Ganesha Chaturthi begins with "pran pratishta" of Lord Ganeshas clay idol in homes. It is followed by offering daily prayers to Ganpati and seek his blessings for 10 days. On the eleventh day, the idol of Ganesha is taken to river or sea to bid farewell with a promise to visit his devotees again the next year. This festival teaches us that life is momentary and encourages us to rise above materialistic desires.
GANESH VISARJAN - RITUALS AND CELEBRATIONS
On the day of Ganesha Chaturthi, the Lord Ganesha Statue is brought home and installed. Thereafter, every morning and evening for 1.5, 3, 5, 7 or 11 days depending upon the family tradition, Ganesh Vandana is done with flowers, sweets and durva. On the last day, Uttarpuja and Ganesha Aarti are performed and then the idol of Lord Ganpati is taken to the sea or river for Visarjan.
Ganesh Visrajan - One and a Half Day, 3rd Day, 5th Day and 7th day.
One and a half day Ganesha Visarjan is performed a day after Ganesha Chaturthi. Devotees for this Visarjan perform Ganesha Puja on the next day and take the idol for Visarjana during the middle of the day (Madhyahna).
In certain Hindu families, Ganpati Visarjan is done on the 3rd, 5th or 7th day.
Ganesh Visarjan - Anant Chaturdashi
Anant Chaturdashi is the most revered day when it comes to performing the Visarjan as it is the day of worshipping the Anant form of the almighty.
This puja is performed before Ganpati Visarjan, It is performed with chanting of Ganesh Mantra and offering of flowers, dhoop, kumkum, durva (young grass) and sweets followed by Ganesha Aarti. Uttarpuja is performed with an aim to absorb all the vibrations and waves from the idol of Lord Ganpati in their entirety. The idol is also shifted a little from its place after this Puja so that the vibrations (Pavitrakas), if any leave the idol at once. It is basically a farewell of Lord Ganesha done with all the rituals and customs.
The procession of Ganesha Visarjan is extensively grand and is held out amidst the chants of "Ganpati Bappa Morya" and "Pudchiya Varshi Lovkraya". The procession from the home to the sea is carried out with lots of fanfare and enthusiasm with thousands of devotees coming on the street to bid adieu to their beloved Ganesha.
In Mumbai, Ganesha Chaturthi celebrations can be witnessed in their utmost prime. Here public Ganesha Visarjan processions are performed with the aid of Ganpati Mandals. The procession is carried out with songs, prayers and traditional instruments and it goes on from night till the next morning.
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