Visarjan or Ganpati Immersion
Is there any special Ganesh
Visarjan mantras or procedure? Any specific ritual while performing immersion of
Ganesha after Chaturthi Pujas.
These are some of the common
doubts that many devotees have? The concept of Ganesh Chaturthi is that Ganesha
comes to the home of his devotees on Ganesh Chaturthi day. He brings
auspiciousness, hope, success and happiness to all homes. During his brief stay,
He removes all obstacles. While returning He takes with him all problems and
Ganesh Visarjan Mantras
There are no specific Ganesh Visarjan mantras. The only chant that is done is
Ganapati Bappa Moriya...
You can also chant this prayer
Mushikavaahana modaka hastha,
Chaamara karna vilambitha sutra,
Vaamana rupa maheshwara putra,
Vighna vinaayaka paada namasthe
O Vinayaka! The remover of all
obstacles, the son of Lord Shiva, with a form which is very short, with mouse as
Thy vehicle, with sweet pudding in hand, with wide ears and long hanging trunk,
I prostrate at Thy lotus-like Feet!
Ganesh Visarjan Procedure
Before taking Ganesh for Visarjan. You should perform Aarti. All the family
members should be present. Usual Ganesh Mantras and Aarti prayers should be
On day of
Visarjan, the day should start with the Pooja (Morning Aarti). We sing the Jai
Ganesh Deva and Sukhkarta Dukhharta Aartis. After the aarti, it is preferred to
put 'Bhog' the Holy Prasad! which should be distributed among all the family
The visarjan ritual begins
with the Uttarang puja which involves offering five items, namely deep (oil
lamps), pushp (flowers), dhoop (incense), gandh (fragrance) and naivedya (food)
When it is time for Visarjan, the family members should gather once again and
perform the Visarjan Aarti before leaving the house. (the same aartis as
mentioned above). After the Visarjan Aarti and distributing the prasad, one of
the family member should very slowly and slightly move the Ganpati Murti, about
1 inch forward. This should be done just before leaving the house abt 5-10 mins
before. This is an indication / significance to Him that the family is going to
take Him for Visarjan.
thank Ganesha for visiting your home. Thank him for bringing prosperity and
auspiciousness. Thank him for taking away all difficulties with him.
Ask for his pardon for any mistakes committed.
If you plan to bring Ganesh murti next year, then ask him to return.
After this, all members of the household gather to sprinkle akshat or raw rice
upon the lord.
When the family is ready to take Ganeshji for Visarjan, the family members must
pick up the Ganesh Murti and take Him around the House, mainly the master
bedrooms and the kitchen so that His Holy Feet and Blessings are taken around
the full house.
Now a spoonful
of curd is poured into Ganesh's outstretched palm because Hindus especially
Maharashtrians believe that any guest who receives curd and rice is sure to
Take a red cloth, put sukha nariyal (half), stuff it with jaggery and 5
different grains, tie it in a knot and tie this around Ganesh ji's hand. This is
the food prepared for His journey.
Ask for His
blessings. The family then circumambulates Ganesha murti after which it is led
Take some water and sprinkle it on the person performing the Visarjan.
Lift up the
Ganesha. Other people around can chant Ganapati Bappa Moriya... and other
Once the murti is lifted up do not place it at home. Walk out of home and move
towards the immersion point.
Upon exiting the house, or the building, one family member must take a Coconut
and circle on the head of the Murti three times and break the coconut on the
ground and leave it aside. (this one is not to be distributed as prasad) and
cane be immersed in the waters the same day.
Once done, family members can proceed to the Beach or Visarjan Spot, where once
again the Aartis should be performed before finally letting Him go. This should
be at the Beach, with the Murti facing infront of the waves.
performing the Visarjan should remove all garlands and other decorations on
Collect it in a newspaper or cover. This should not be thrown in the river or
water body. Should be place in appropriate spot given by authorities.
The Murti can then be immersed and His face can be towards the Family when taken
inside the water, so you can see Him while He is going.
His Blessings will remain with you and your family, and He will take with Him
away all kasht and problems and bless you and your family with Peace, Prosperity
The Kalash should be taken with you to the beach, the water in the kalash and
the contents should be immersed in the water. If you are bringing Ganpati home,
next year then you should bring Home some Sand on the Sandli (paath on which
Ganeshji Murti sits) and also bring back the Coconut of the Kalash which can be
tied in a red cloth and kept in your temple and immersed the next year and the
new coconut can be preserved. However, if you do not intend to bring Ganeshji
home next year, you can very well immerse the coconut of the kalash along with
the kalash water and other contents.
and take bath.
At home, place
the sandli at the spot where Ganeshji was
sitting, and you can remove the decoration the next day. The supari and rice
which was kept under Ganpati ji, should also be immersed the next day. The money
which was kept under the sandli can be used for any Holy purpose like poor
The Akhand Jyot, Diya which was lit continuous, can be kept in your temple from
the next day onwards. Some people choose to let it be on for 10 days of Ganesh
Chaturthi. That is your choice.
You can also perform a symbolic immersion by sprinkling water on Ganesha. This
is if it is made of metal or porcelain and you plan to use it next year.
Such murtis should be carefully kept in the puja room or in a spot without
You may also like to read
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Why Ganesha is immersed after Ganesh Chaturthi
When/If offering Bhog to Gajanan, please do not put onion, garlic and ginger in
the food. This can be eaten or served as Preeti Bhojan and Maha Prasad among the
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