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Ganpati Visarjan 2023: Date, Significance and Rituals

20 Sep, 2023 by Aditi Gupta

Ganpati Visarjan 2023: Date, Significance and Rituals

20 Sep, 2023 by Aditi Gupta

Lord Ganesha is considered one of the major Gods in the Hindu and is worshiped worldwide. People pray to Lord Ganesha and seek his blessings, before starting anything auspicious. He is also known as the ‘Vighna Harta’ meaning, the remover of obstacles. People celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi on a grand level and on the last day of this festival, Ganpati Visarjan is observed. This day is popularly known as Anant Chaturashi.

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Just like every year, devotees will bid farewell to Lord Ganesha on this occasion. Read the blog to know more about the Ganpati Visarjan 2023. 

Ganpati Visarjan 2023 Date

The Last day of the Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as the day of Ganpati Visarjan. This year, the Visrajan will be observed on 28th, September, 2023. Following are the days of Ganesh Visarjan:

1.5 days: September 20, 2023

3rd day: September 21, 2023

5th day: September 23, 2023

7th day: September 25, 2023

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Significance of Ganpati Visarjan 2023

The Ganesh Visarjan takes place on the last day of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. On this sacred day, people bid farewell to lord Ganesha by immersing the idol in a holy river, lake, or any other water body. Additionally, people take a promise from Lord Ganesha to return back next year. 

This festival is celebrated on a grand level with lots of zest, music, and dance.

The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi lasts for 10 days. This festival marks the beginning of the 4th day of Bhadrapada month. During this occasion, an idol of Lord Ganesha is installed in homes, pandals, etc. Devotees in huge amounts gather in the pandals to celebrate this highly auspicious festival. This festival is celebrated on a massive scale in Maharashtra and its nearby regions.

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There is a great significance behind the Ganpati Visarjan. The history of Visarjan is that it symbolizes Lord Ganesha’s journey back to Mount Kailasha where his parents, Lord Shiva & Lord Parvati reside. The Visarjan celebrates Lord Ganesha’s journey from ‘Aakar’ to ‘Nirakar’. This is the only festival where people pay reverence to the spiritual as well as physical form of the almighty. 

This celebration emphasizes the significance of birth, life, and death, as well as the momentary nature of all things. In the Hindu religion, Ganpati is regarded as the God of good beginnings, who removes all obstacles within the house and family during Visarjan. This is one of the most preeminent festivals that all sections of society eagerly anticipate.

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Rituals During Ganpati Visarjan 2023

On the day of Anant Chaturdashi or Ganpati Visarjan, the devotees must wake up early and worship Lord Ganesha by offering prayers. Light incense sticks, diyas, scents, flowers, and homemade Modak. For the proceedings of the Visarjan, everyone must gather together for the Puja. 

Before taking the Idol for the Visarjan, shift it a bit towards yourself. It is a way of showing love and thanking Lord Ganesha. Moreover, it also marks the end of the Bappa’s stay at your house. Additionally, hold the bappa in your hand and take a stroll around your house in order to fill every corner of your house with his grace and presence. You should express your gratitude for the happiness and blessings that Bappa gave you during their stay. It was the Lord who removed all your obstacles.

While proceeding for the Visarjan, keep singing the songs of Lord Ganesha and prepare for the farewell with great enthusiasm. Remove all the ornaments adorned by the Bappa before immersing his idol. Once the Visarjan is done, the devotee can take along the soil from the place of Visarjan to welcome the Bappa the next year. Moreover, you can also consult an expert Astrologer for better guidance. 

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Final Thoughts…

The purpose of this blog was to highlight the significance of Ganpati Visarjan 2023. Every year the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with great zest and enthusiasm. This festival is then concluded with the Ganpati Visarjan on the last day of the Chaturthi with the hope that Bappa will return the next year. Devotees offer prayers and seek blessings from Lord Ganesha.

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