Lord Vinayaka, Ganesh ji, Ganpati ji, Vinayaka is the darling of the masses. Ganesh Chaturthi brings people of all religion, caste and creed together. This is one of the most popular festivals in the Country.
Every year at the time of Ganesh Chaturthi Thousands of people bring Idols of Ganapati at their home for 10 days and do pooja of it. The size of this idol may vary from 3/4th of an inch to over 25 feet. On the 11th day, the idols are taken through the streets in a procession accompanied with dancing, singing, to be immersed in a river or the sea symbolizing a ritual see-off of the Lord in his journey towards his abode in Kailash while taking away with him the misfortunes of all man. All join in this final procession shouting “Ganapathi Bappa Morya, Purchya Varshi Laukariya” (O father Ganesha, come again early next year). After the final offering of coconuts, flowers and camphor is made, people carry the idol to the river to immerse it.
Following are the images that happen after Visarjan is done:
On the last day when you take your Ganpati to immerse Him in the seashore, with a heavy heart, do you realize the damage this immersion can cause? Well, I am not simply talking about the disappointment, but also to the environment in general. Let us see how.
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