The city is currently immersed in the celebrations of Lord Ganesha. The festival of Ganpati commenced on September 13 and devotees are busy worshipping the lord at their respective homes. Many celebrities like Shilpa Shetty, the Ambani’s and ace cricketer Sachin Tendulkar also brought Ganpati idols at their home. Sachin Tendulkar posted a video on Twitter, urging his fans to perform the Ganesh visarjan at their respective homes and choose the eco-friendly route. With growing awareness, more and more people are selecting eco-friendly idols and decorations to protect the environment. Ganesh Visarjan 2018 Dates: Check the List of Ganesha Visarjan Tithi With Shubh Muhurat Timings for 1.5, 3, 5, 7 and Anant Chaturdashi.
Ganesh visarjan is a process that takes place on the last day of the festival also called as Anant Chaturthi or on the following 1.5, 3, 5, 7 days of the festival. The idol is immersed after days of worshipping and offering prayers to the lord. The last day marks the end of the festival. In the video, Sachin requests people to take care of their surrounding by keeping it clean, which in turn will keep the nation clean. He immerses the idol in eco-friendly way by doing the visarjan at home in a bucket of water.
Video of Sachin Tendulkar Performing Visarjan at Home
This year, we immersed our Bappa at home in an eco-friendly way and I would request you to do the same too. I believe that God would want us to take care of our Mother Earth and an eco-friendly celebration of #GaneshChaturthi is the way forward. #GanpatiBappaMorya pic.twitter.com/lRw7yXAB9V
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 16, 2018
Sachin captions the video by writing: “This year, we immersed our Bappa at home in an eco-friendly way I would request you to do the same too. I believe that God would want us to take care of our Mother Earth and an eco-friendly celebration of #GaneshChaturthi is the way forward. #GanpatiBappaMorya.” He further adds in the video to either perform the visarjan at their respective places or find a suitable place and do it in an eco-friendly way.
The cricketer has always been vocal about the cleanliness and safety of the environment and this gesture just inspires everybody around to take the same decision. Recently, Sachin has also associated himself with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Andolan’. Although the Ganesh festival brings in lots of happiness and prosperity, we must not forget that protecting our environment is also equally important. Immersing the idols made of POP (plaster of Paris) create a havoc for the marine biology and affect the species living in water. From this year onwards, let’s pledge to keep our nation clean and our environment safe.