Ganpati Visarjan across India: Devotees bid farewell to Lord Ganesha - In Pics

COVID-19 rules imposed during Ganpati Visarjan

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COVID-19 rules imposed during Ganpati Visarjan

On the last day of Ganesh chaturthi on Sunday, the idols of the diety was immersed with pomp and show. Though, there were COVID-19 restrictions imposed, the idols were immersed today on Anant Chaturdashi, with this the 10-day long festival has come to an end today. See pics here

 

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Ganpati Visarjan today

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Ganpati Visarjan today

While many cities imposed strict restrictions on immersion of idols for the second straight year amid unrelenting novel coronavirus pandemic. Volunteers and devotees were found taking to the streets as part of the final processions. 

 

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Ganpati Visarjan celebrated across India

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Ganpati Visarjan celebrated across India

Devotees immerse the idol of Lord Ganesh in designated water bodies on the last day of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. Here, devotees immerse the idol in Yamuna river in New Delhi. 

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What Ganpati Visarjan traditionally means

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What Ganpati Visarjan traditionally means

In Mumbai, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had issued strict orders to ensure social distancing and COVID-19 appropriate behaviour, and also put a cap on the number of people allowed to enter the designated immersion venues.

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Devotees participate in Ganpati Visarjan

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Devotees participate in Ganpati Visarjan

 

Traditionally, it is believed that on the day of visarjan, Lord Ganesha returns to his parents' abode on Mount Kailash.

 

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Ganpati Visarjan on last day of Ganesh chaturthi

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Ganpati Visarjan on last day of Ganesh chaturthi

Devotees believe that Lord Ganesha will take away their obstacles and difficulties from their homes thus giving him the name 'vighnaharta'.

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