Ganesh Visarjan comes on 11th day from Ganesh Chaturthi or Ganeshotsav which in itself is a big festival celebrated by Hindu devotees. In some places, Ganesh Visarjan is done on the same day as Ganesh Stapana, i.e. Ganesh Chaturthi. However, in most of the places across India, it is for 11 days and thus falls on the day of Anant Chaturdashi.
Ganesh Visarjan is performed in a special way on sameday, a day & half, 3rd day, 5th day, 7th day, or 11th day from ganesh chaturthi depending on the family tradition and culture. It also varies from place to place. Ganesh visarjan dates for 2021 are
|Ganesh Visarjan Dates 2021|
|Visarjan on Ganesh Chaturthi||Friday, 10 September|
|1 & half-day Visarjan||Saturday, 11 September|
|3rd-day Visarjan||Sunday, 12 September|
|5th-day Visarjan||Tuesday, 14 September|
|7th-day Visarjan||Thursday, 16 September|
(On Anant Chaturdashi)
|Sunday, 19 September|
Anant Chaturdashi is the most significant day to perform Ganesha Visarjan. It is also done on the 3rd or 5th, or 7th day from the day of Ganesh Chaturthi.
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It is a significant event that expresses a goodbye to cute Ganesha who is a deity of wisdom and knowledge. Ganesh Visarjan is also appraised as the very last ritual performed at the time of Ganesh Chaturthi with utter devotion and gusto. Ardent followers of an elephant-headed God participate in huge carcades carrying Lord Ganesha idol in beautified chariots across the country especially at Maharashtra and Madhya-Pradesh state. Relentless and decorated processions are taken towards the Arabian Sea to immerse the embellished idols on the final day of the ten-day-long Ganesha Chaturthi festival.
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Ganesh Visarjan is considered as one of the prominent holy observances just like the installation of the Ganesha idol on the first day of Ganesh Chaturthi. After the final offering of coconuts, flowers and sweets, the statues of Lord Ganesha are taken to the water body through the street procession with much fanfare. Thousands of devotees join the procession and fill the whole atmosphere with chanting of Lord Ganesha. On this momentous festivity, devotees recite louder 'Ganpati Bappa Morya, pudcha varshi luvkar ya' while performing traditional rituals to pay homage to Lord Ganesha.
Saying Adieu (goodbye) to our most innocent elephant-head God is really tender and difficult. However, saying goodbye does not mean the end, it does say forever. It just means that we will soon meet again on the next Ganesh Chaturthi. We wish, Lord Ganesha to take away all your intense sorrows, troubles, and grieve along with him, and showers you with immense euphoria and health, and prosperity this year.