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How to Do Ganpati Visarjan? – Ganesh Visarjan Puja at Home

Ganpati Visarjan Puja is performed when Ganesha returns after visiting our homes. Ganesh Visarjan is a simple puja and it can be performed by the member of the house. The visarjan ritual begins with the Uttarang puja. This involves five kind of offering to Ganesha – lighting of oil lamps, flowers, incense, fragrance and food.

After the above offerings, all members of the house perform the aarti and sprinkle raw rice on Ganesha murti.

The murti of Ganesha is then lifted from its seat and carried to the front door of the house. Here the murti is turned to face the house and placed on the floor.

A member of the house then offer a spoonful of curd to Ganesha. It is poured into Ganesh's outstretched palm. This ritual is only performed in Maharashtra because Maharashtrians believe that any guest who receives curd and rice is sure to visit again.

The family then goes around the Ganesha murti after which it is led for immersion. While carrying the Ganesha murti away people chant Ganapati Bappa Morya.

Some devotees perform another aarti at the spot of immersion. Most people skip this due to heavy rush.