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- It has been said in Brahmapuran and Mahabharata that polluting the rivers causes defects, so do immersion at home.
Ten days after Ganesh Chaturthi i.e. Shri Ganesh idol is immersed on Anant Chaturdashi. This time this day is on 1 September. However, due to the almanac distinction, this festival will be celebrated at some place on 31 August. In some places in the country, people perform Ganesh Visarjan on the 4th, 5, 7, 10 or 11th day according to their reverence.
Pandit Ganesh Mishra of Kashi's Jyotishacharya states that there is a law of Uttar puja before immersion. After worship, a Brahmin feast is also made by applying special naivedya. It is told in the texts that if the souls of the deities are respected in an idol for festivities, immersion of them is also necessary. Hence there is a tradition of immersion after Ganeshotsav.
Importance of immersion: Ganesha is the supreme deity of the water element.
Pt. Mishra says that Lord Ganesha is the god of water element. Therefore their statue is immersed in water. Water punch is one of the elements. By dissolving in it, the life of the iconic Ganesha idol merges with the five elements and merges in its original form. Due to immersion in water, the form of Lord Ganesha becomes formless. By immersing the idol in water, it is believed that by mixing in water, the divine got back to its original form. It is also a symbol of the unity of God.
Earthen ganesh, immersion at home
Dainik Bhaskar Group has been campaigning for “immersion in clay Ganesh ghar only” for many years. Its basic purpose is that we can save our ponds and rivers from being polluted. Therefore, immerse you in a house or colony by making a furrow and plant a plant in that sacred soil. By this, not only will the blessings of God remain, but their memory will also be smelling in the house and courtyard. This plant will grow and contribute to the environment. At the same time, there will be new rich tradition in the house.
Answer worship method and mantra
Wake up early in the morning and take bath and worship Ganesha made of clay. Offer sandalwood, akshat, moli, abir, gulal, sindoor, perfume, janeu. After this, offer 21 Durva Dal to Ganeshji. Offer 21 Laddus as an offering and then perform Lord Aarti's aarti from Karpoor. Distribute its offerings to other devotees.
Family members and others present at the immersion site should take flowers and intact. Then offer Lord Ganesha by saying the immersion mantra and bow.
Keep these things in mind
Uttara Puja is performed before the immersion and special adornment of Ganesha is done. Which along with Lord Ganpati is immersed in water.