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Ganesh Immersion or Visarjan day

The culmination of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival is with the most important Ganesh immersion ceremony or Ganesh Visarjan. In 2016, it is on September 15. When to immerse the Ganesh idol? Or when is the Ganesh immersion day? This is a perplexing question for many. Normally, Ganesh Visarjan takes place on Ananta Chaturdashi day. But there are no hard and fast rules for Ganesh Immersion, it usually depends on family tradition.

Ganesha Visarjan 2016 Dates One and half day Ganesh Visarjan – September 6Three days Ganpati Visarjan – September 7Five Days Ganesh Visarjan – September 9Seven Days Ganesh Visarjan – September 11Ten days Ganesh Visarjan – September 14Ananta Chaturdashi last day of Ganesh Visarjan – September 15 The symbolic meaning of Ganesh Chaturthi festival is that Lord Ganesha comes and stays among us. The immersion symbolizes his return from the earth after removing the obstacles and unhappiness of his devotees.

Some families perform the ceremony on the very next day. It is …

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Quotes on Desire

Behind anger is a desire. It is a desire that is the cause of anger.
Unless you root out the desire, you can never be devoid of anger. I'm not saying you shouldn't desire.
Desires arise, and if they arise that's okay.
But hankering to fulfill them, thinking that when they're fulfilled
only then things will happen – ‘only then I'll be happy’ – is an illusion.Desire and distress go together.
Your desire, when it gets fulfilled, gives another desire and another desire.
With each desire, distress is simply postponed.All these different desires for experiences, for living, for knowing,
they arise and they get fulfilled and they move.
Is there anybody who has not fulfilled any desire?
Or is there anybody who has fulfilled all the desires? Is there any end for it?Sri Sri Ravi Shankar(Source: Various discourses of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar)