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Ganesh Visarjan 2018 – Lord Ganesha Immersion dates in 2018 for Homes

Ganesh Chaturthi festival ends with the Visarjan or immersion of the idols in water. Ganesh visarjan ceremony normally takes place on the Ananta Chaturdasi day, which falls 10 days after the Ganesh Chaturthi day but homes do it early. Ganesh Visarjan 2018 dates as per tradition is on September 23. But there are people who do the immersion ceremony before the main Visarjan day of Ananta Chaturdasi.

Ganesh Visarjan 2018 Dates for Homes
One and half day Ganesh Visarjan – September 14
Third Day Ganpati Visarjan – September 15
Fifth Day Ganesh Visarjan – September 17 (along with Jyeshta Gauri)
Seventh Day Ganesh Visarjan – September 19
Tenth Day Ganesh Visarjan – September 22
Anant Chaturdashi last day of Ganesh Visarjan – September 23

Rules of Ganesh Visarjan

There are no strict rules; usually the Ganesh Visarjan ceremony depends on family tradition. Symbolically, Lord Ganesha visits the home on Ganesh Chaturthi day and it is for the family to decide when they want to give him the farewell.

There are several families that perform the Ganesh Visarjan ceremony on the very next day after Vinayaka Chaturthi. Other dates that are chosen for Ganapati immersion are 3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th and the Ananta Chaurdasi day after Ganesh Chaturthi.

Opt For Eco Friendly Immersion

Please make sure that you do not immerse any plastic waste along with the clay Ganesha idol and be proudly part of the eco-friendly Ganesh festival. Use clay idol and immerse only the soluble parts. You can also symbolically sprinkle water on the Ganesh idol. You can also immerse Ganesha in a bucket of water at home and then use it to water plants. If you are using idol of metal, then it can be reused next year.

After puja, the members of the family chant Ganpati Bappa Moraya – Pudhchya Varshi Lavkar Ya which basically means to come back soon.