The festival of Ganeshotsav 2018 has come to an end with Annat Chaturdashi on September 23. After 10 days of an elaborate worship and celebration of the favourite Hindu God, Lord Ganesha, today will be a heartfelt goodbye as people head to immerse the Ganpati idols. The Ganpati immersion is also a big event especially in Maharashtra and more so in Mumbai. The big and tall idols head towards the final journey of immersion and devotees head in thousands to get the last darshan of the idol. Since these idols are too tall, the Arabian Sea along the Girgaum Chowpatty and Juhu Beach coast is where a lot of the main Ganpati idols are taken too. But there is a lot of pollution following the immersion in the sea. So to minimise the pollution, a lot of eco-friendly visarjan spots are also made in and around the city of Mumbai. Lalbaugcha Raja Visarjan Route 2018: Immersion Path Details Out.
These eco-friendly spots are actually artificial lakes dug at different spots, of an average depth, that the Ganpati idols can fully be immersed in. This prevents the harmful colours and toxin material to get mixed in the natural water bodies and thus prevent the overall water pollution. These eco-friendly spots are the best option to carry out the visarjan on Anant Chaturdashi.
Here are some eco-friendly Ganpati visarjan spots in Mumbai:
Swan Mill Manoranjan Maidan in Sewri.
Ashok Pisal Maidan in Sion near Pratiksha Nagar.
The Mayor Bungalow pond in Dadar West.
Mahatma Gandhi Vidhayalaya in Bandra East.
Pandurang Wadi and Ganesh Ghat in Goregaon East.
Ramleela Maidan and Desai Taloa in Malad East.
Lokhandwala Talao and Thakur Village pond in Kandivali East.
Swapna Nagri Taloa on Borivali West.
Lokhandwala Complex in Andheri West.
Gajadhar Park and Shambhaji Garden in Santacruz.
These are some of the spots which have been carrying out the Ganpati visarjan in an eco-friendly manner. It is more helpful to the household idols since they are small and can also avoid the traffic caused during the immersion of the big Ganpatis.