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Ganesh Visarjan Mantras and Procedure | How to immerse Ganpati after Chaturthi Puja? - A Guide to Ganpati Visarjan

Is there any special Ganpati Visarjan mantras or procedure? Any specific ritual while performing immersion of Ganesha after Chaturthi Pujas. These are some of the common doubts that many devotees have? The concept of Ganesh Chaturthi is that Ganesha comes to the home of his devotees on Ganesh Chaturthi day. He brings auspiciousness, hope, success and happiness to all homes. During his brief stay, He removes all obstacles. While returning He takes with him all problems and unhappiness.

How to immerse Ganpati after Chaturthi Puja? - A Guide to Ganpati Visarjan

Ganesh Visarjan Mantras

There are no specific Ganesh Visarjan mantras. The only chant that is done is Ganapati Bappa Moriya...Pudhchya Varshi Lavkar Ya (come back soon to blesses - this part is chanted mainly in Maharashtra.)

You can also chant this prayer

Mushikavaahana modaka hastha,
Chaamara karna vilambitha sutra,
Vaamana rupa maheshwara putra,
Vighna vinaayaka paada namasthe

O Vinayaka! The remover of all obstacles, the son of Lord Shiva, with a form which is very short, with mouse as Thy vehicle, with sweet pudding in hand, with wide ears and long hanging trunk, I prostrate at Thy lotus-like Feet!

Ganesh Visarjan Procedure

Before taking Ganesh for Visarjan. You should perform Aarti. All the family members should be present. Usual Ganesh Mantras and Aarti prayers should be chanted.
  • The visarjan ritual begins with the Uttarang puja which involves offering five items, namely deep (oil lamps), pushp (flowers), dhoop (incense), gandh (fragrance) and naivedya (food) to Ganpati.
After this, all members of the household gather to perform the aarti and sprinkle akshat or raw rice upon the lord. 

The murti of Ganesha is then lifted from its seat and carried to the threshold where it is turned to face the house and placed on the floor.

You should thank Ganesha for visiting your home. Thank him for bringing prosperity and auspiciousness. Thank him for taking away all difficulties with him.
  • Ask for his pardon for any mistakes committed.
If you plan to bring Ganesh murti next year, then ask him to return.

Now a spoonful of curd is poured into Ganesh's outstretched palm because Hindus especially Maharashtrians believe that any guest who receives curd and rice is sure to visit again.

Ask for His blessings. The family then circumambulates Ganesha murti after which it is led for immersion.

Take some water and sprinkle it on the person performing the Visarjan.

The person performing the Visarjan should remove all garlands and other decorations on Ganesha.

Collect it in a newspaper or cover. This should not be thrown in the river or water body. Should be place in appropriate spot given by authorities or should be deposited in a hole in one's compound.

Now it is time to lift up the Ganesha.

Lift up the Ganesha. Other people around can chant Ganapati Bappa Moriya... and other Ganesha chants.

Once the murti is lifted up do not place it at home. Walk out of home and move quickly towards the immersion point.

Never look back at home with the murti in the hand.

While immersing the murti chant ...Ganapati Bappa moriya...

Some devotees perform another aarti at the spot of immersion but this is skipped due to heavy rush.

After Performing the immersion, do not look back at the murti.

Return home and take bath.

Go to the puja room or area and offer prayers.

Eco Friendly Ganesh Visarjan after Chaturthi

Symbolic Immersion

You can also perform a symbolic immersion by sprinkling water on Ganesha. This is if it is made of metal or porcelain and you plan to use it next year.

Such murtis should be carefully kept in the puja room or in a spot without disturbing it. Daily prayers should not be offered to this murti. Prayers to this murti should only be offered during Ganesh Chaturthi.

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