Know the important details of Anant Chaturdashi

Devotees will be singing, dancing, and even crying as they are giving a farewell to Lord Ganesha and also expecting Him to return homes again the next year. 
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Lord Ganesha's festival comes to an end with the celebration of Anant Chaturdashi. This year, the 10-day festival dedicated to Lord Ganesha i.e. Anant Chaturdashi will be ending tomorrow i.e. on 9 September 2022. The celebration will see devotees walking and dancing with the idols of Lord Ganesha that they had brought home or at the office or in the building to immerse them in water. Devotees will be singing, dancing, and even crying as they are giving a farewell to Lord Ganesha and also expecting Him to return homes again the next year. 

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On the 14th day of the Bhadrapada month, the 10-day long festival of Lord Ganesha concludes and that's why it is called Chaturdashi. Chatur means 4 and Dashi means 10. When Lord Ganesha's festival comes to an end, it marks the festival of worshipping Lord Vishnu in the form of Satyanarayana. The auspicious timing for praying to Lord Ganesha is from 6:03 am to 6:07 pm. Ravi Yog is from 6:03 am to 11:35 am, while the Sukarma Yog is from morning to 6:12 pm.

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On the day of Anant Chaturdashi, devotees perform aarti by lighting up a diya and incense sticks. After that, they offer the modak and sweets prepared at home, haldi-kumjum, flowers, etc. to the idol of Lord Vinayaka and then sing bhajans while carrying the idol for visarjan.

In Maharashtra, women and girls wear nauvari sarees and also traditional accessories like nath and jumkas while they say bye to Bappa. The men and boys wear saffron-colored kurtas and then they carry out Puneri folk dance throughout their journey to the destination where the immersion of Lord Ganesha's idol is held. Dhol, tasha, tol, jhanj, and dhvaj, which are the five musical instruments are used while the visarjan process is carried out.

Since Mumbai city is a heavy traffic area, and the visarjan process takes a longer time, 74 roads in Mumbai will be shortly closed during the visarjan procession. 54 roads will have one-way traffic so that people don't get stuck up in their vehicles while the procession will be carried out. Also, parking restrictions will be introduced on more than 60 roads by the traffic police from 12 pm to 6 am. "Ganapati Bappa Morya", "Om Ganeshaya Namaha, "Bappa Morya Re", and "Ganesh Maharaj Ki, Jai" are some of the popular slogans which are chanted throughout the procession.

Some of the famous songs played during the Ganpati visarjan process carrying big idols are Deva Shree Ganesha by Ajay-Atul, Mourya Re from Don: The Chase Begins, Gajanan sung by Sukhwinder Singh, Bappa Morya sung by Sonu Nigam, Shree Ganeshaya Dheemahi sung by Shankar Mahadevan, Ganesh Beej Mantra sung by Suresh Wadkar, Vakratunda Mahakaya sung by Lata Mangeshkar, among others.

Some families perform the Ganesh Visarjan process on the 1.5th day, 3rd, 5th, or 7th day rather than taking the processions out on the 10th or 11th day due to their family traditions. If the idols are small, then they can also be immersed in the tub or bucket of water after consulting with your family priest.