Festival of lights, music, dance and massive celebrations is here. Yesterday marked the first day of Ganeshotsav 2018. On the day of Ganesh Chaturthi, devotees brought home the idol of their favourite God, Lord Ganesha and thus began the 10-day long festival. The idol is brought in with music and dance and with the chant ‘Ganpati Bappa Morya’. After the idol is brought home, people begin with ceremony of sthapana (installation) and perform several rituals including Ganesh aarti. While the festival lasts for 10 days, some people conduct the visarjan (immersion) after one and half days, three, five, seven or nine days. Below we tell you the visarjan muhurat for one and half days Ganpati immersion. Ganesh Chaturthi 2018 Sthapana Muhurat: Auspicious Time, Puja Vidhi For Vinayaka Chaturthi.
Ganesh visarjan which is done on the next day of Ganesh Chaturthi is known as one and half day of Ganpati immersion. It is one of the popular days to perform Ganesha visarjan. Most Ganpati idol residing in homes of the devotees are usually immersed on one and a half day. Whereas the visarjan of the idols in big pandals are done on the last day. People get so attached to the idol that it becomes difficult for them to bid goodbye. Nevertheless, people with a heavy heart bid farewell to the lord hoping that he will come soon next year. List of Ganesha Visarjan Tithi With Shubh Muhurat Timings for 1.5, 3, 5, 7 and Anant Chaturdashi.
Ganesh Visarjan Muhurat on One and Half Day (According to DrikPanchang)
Afternoon Muhurat (Shubh): 12:34 to 14:05
Afternoon Muhurat (Char): 17:07 to 18:39
Night Muhurat (Labh): 21:36 to 23:05
Ganesh Visarjan Puja Vidhi
Although there no specific prayers one does before the visarjan but family members come together to do the last aarti at home before taking the Ganpati idol for the immersion. The visarjan ritual begins with the Uttarang puja which involves offering five items, namely deep (oil lamp), pushp (flowers), dhoop (incense), gandh (fragrance) and naivedya (food) to Ganpati. When it is time for the visarjan, the murti or idol is slightly moved forward before lifting the idol from the place. One family member then comes forward and picks up the idol and everyone chants Ganpati Bappa Morya in one voice. The prasad offered to the Lord is then distributed among everyone.
On the day of the visarjan, ask for forgiveness for He is the one who will bestow blessings on the family. Thank the Lord that he paid a visit in your home and ask him to come soon next year. Also, thank him for bringing prosperity and auspiciousness to your home. Lord Ganesha is known as Vighnaharta, one who takes away all the miseries and removes all the obstacles. Make his farewell a happy one as he returns home. Happy Ganeshotsav 2018!