After the 10-day celebrations of favourite Lord Ganesha, it is now time to bid goodbye to him. On Anant Chaturdashi, September 23, the festival of Ganeshotsav 2018 will come to an end. All Ganpati idols, household or in public pandals will be immersed today. The visarjan procession is also carried out in the same enthusiasm as much as the arrival of the Lord. There is dance, music, prayer songs, and traditional dhol pathaks during the visarjan procession. On this day some people also observe a fast. We tell you the timings of the visarajan muhurat on the last of Ganpati. Lalbaugcha Raja Visarjan Route 2018: Immersion Path Details Out.
Those who get Ganpati idols at home often keep it for a period of 1.5, 3, 5 or 7 days and very few people have it till the last day of Anant Chaturdashi. Mostly the Ganpati festival organisers have the idol for all 10 days and ensure the visarjan is also carried out all elaborately. Since these Ganesh idols are tall in height, extra care has to be taken to get them to the spot of immersion. Here's How to Protect Your Skin and Hair from Gulal While Celebrating Ganeshotsav.
Look at the shubh muhurat timings for the 11th day of Anant Chaturdashi:
Morning Muhurta (Char, Labh, Amrit) - 08:01 - 12:31
Afternoon Muhurta (Shubh) - 14:01 - 15:31
Evening Muhurta (Shubh, Amrit, Char) - 18:31 - 23:01
Most big pandals have a lot of crowd followers and devotees lining up for the last darshan of their favourite Lord. A lot of the reputed Ganpati idols thus take a lot of time to reach the immersion spots. The final visarjan takes place somewhere around early next morning.
People who keep a fast on this day should wake up early and take a bath. On this day Lord Vishnu and Anantsutra are worshipped. Om Anantayanamah is chanted and food is offered to a Brahmin. Special prasad is also made for the day.