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Ganpati Visarjan or Nimajjan 2017 after Ganesh Chaturthi Puja– Vinayaka Immersion dates in 2017

Ganesh Chaturthi festival ends with the immersion or Nimajjan of Ganapati idols in water known as Ganesh Visarjan or Vinayaka Nimajjan. Ganpati Visarjan 2017 date is on September 5 – the Ananta Chaturadsi day. But Ganesha is also immersed in water after one and half day and also on the 1.5 days, 3rd, 5th, 7th or the 10th day.

Ganesha Visarjan 2017 Dates
  • One and half day Ganesh Visarjan – August 26
  • Three days Ganpati Visarjan – August 27
  • Five Days Ganesh Visarjan – August 29
  • Seven Days Ganesh Visarjan – August 31
  • Ten days Ganesh Visarjan – September 3
  • Ananta Chaturdashi last day of Ganesh Visarjan – September 5
There are no hard and fast rules for Ganesh Visarjan, it usually depends on family tradition and on the availability of family members.

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.

Go for an Eco-friendly Green Ganesha Visarjan
Millions of Ganesh idols made from Plaster of Paris and coated with deadly paints containing mercury, cadmium, lead and carbon are immersed in lakes, rivers, ponds and seas. This is harmful to environment and creates water pollution. Remember the same water is pumped and is made available to use in our homes.

The saddest part is that most of idols are left on riverbanks and on seashore in rotten and broken conditions. Municipality trucks come and carry them in the smelly trucks like waste products. This is not a good way to bid goodbye to Ganesha – the remover of obstacles.

Please if you have used a Ganapati Idol made from Plaster of Paris that uses chemical paints please do not immerse the Ganesha in river, lake or other public water bodies. You can use the tanks provided by the Metro and Municipal co-operation for Visarjan.

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.
This is Shameful and degrading the Hindu culture.
This is the true Hindu culture – Ganesha gets His form using earth (mud) and returns to earth.

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