India is a simmering pot of various religions & faith. Each of which has its own traditions, beliefs & culture. The festival season usually begins on/in August & goes on till year end. Out of many festivals celebrated during this time, one such is Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayagar Chaturthi, the worship of the elephant-headed God. It celebrated throughout the country especially in the states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh & Telangana on the fourth night of Bhadrapada. The immersion ritual or Ganesh Visarjan which usually follows on the 10th day of the festival of Vinayaka Chavithi. The immersion process is a scene which is nothing but mesmerizing. It is the day when people all around, irrespective of where they come from/belong to, can be seen dancing on the streets, with a smile on their face and travelling to the waterfront with idols for visarjan.
Must Visit Places To Visit For Ganesh Visarjan
1. Girgaon Chowpatty (Mumbai)
There is no start to Ganesha’s Visarjan without a mention of Girgaon Chowpatty. The place is located just beside Marine Drive – one of the famous beaches in Mumbai. If you are planning to visit this place, as the roads will be closed, take the train to Grant Road and then from there towards Girgaon Chowpatty.
2. Powai Lake (Mumbai)
Powai lake is another famous immersion place where people for all part of the city flock in to view this mesmerising proceeding.
3. Juhu Beach (Mumbai)
Another of Mumbai’s famous beach, home to famous Bollywood actors, this place witness immersion on a totally different scale. Ganesha’s idols are taken far off into the sea and are then immersed.
4. Hussain Sagar Lake
Featured as one of Hyderabad’s must visit destination among all tourists, courtesy of single carved stone sculpture of Buddha, immersion in this place is done under tight scrutiny to keep pollution levels at control. With emotions running high, people bid farewell to the beloved Ganesha with chants of “Ganapati Bappa Morya” filling the streets.
As always with pudhchya varshi lavkar ya, another year of waiting starts.
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