Ganesha Visarjan can be done on the same day of Ganesha Chaturthi after Ganesha Puja. Most Puja Vidhi(s) of Hindu deities include either Visarjan or Utthapana at the end of the Puja. However, Ganesha Visarjan on the same day of Ganesha Chaturthi is less popular. The famous Mahaparva of Ganesh Chaturthi or Ganeshotsav this year will end on September 23, 2018, with the Ganapati Visarjan on 23 September 2018 Sunday. “Chaturthi Tithi beginning: September 12, Wednesday 4:07 pm on Wednesday Chaturthi Duration: 13th September day on Thursday, 2:51 pm Ganesh Pujaan Muhurat: Thursday, September 13, Thursday from 11:02 to 13:31”.
Ganesh-Utsav or Ganeshotsav, which begins on Ganesha Chaturthi, ends on Anant Chaturdashi Tithi. Hence Ganeshotsav is celebrated for 10 days in the month of Bhadrapada. The last day of festivity is known as Ganesha Visarjan. In Telugu speaking regions, Ganesha Visarjan is also known as Vinayaka Nimajjanam.
One and Half Day Ganesh Visarjan
Ganesha Visarjan which is done on the next day of Ganesha Chaturthi is known as one and half day Ganesha Visarjan. It is also one of the popular days to perform Ganesha Visarjan. Ganesha devotees, who do Visarjan on the next day of Ganesha Chaturthi, perform Ganesha Puja during the afternoon and take the Ganapati for Visarjan after Madhyahna which is similar to midday as per Hindu division of the day.
As the foundation of Ganesha idol was done on previous day during Madhyahna and is taken out for Visarjan on the next day during the second half of the day, this type of Visarjan is known as one and half day Ganesha Visarjan.
3rd Day Ganesh Visarjan, 5th Day Ganesh Visarjan and 7th Day Ganesh Visarjan
Although the day of Anant Chaturdashi is the most significant day to perform Ganesha Visarjan, many families do it on the 3rd or 5th or 7th day from the day of Ganesha Chaturthi. It is important to note that all these days are in odd numbers. Even the most important day of Ganesha Visarjan, which actually falls on Anant Chaturdashi day, is the 11th day from the day of Ganesha Chaturthi.
In Mumbai, Ganesha Murti Visarjan is performed under the banner of Ganpati Mandals. The street procession is accompanied with Dhol, Harmonium, Tasha, and the other traditional instruments. Ganesha Visarjan continues throughout the night till the next morning.
Few families perform Ganesha Visarjan on the 3rd, 5th or 7th day rather performing it on the 11th day as per their family tradition. The idol of Lord Ganesha can be immersed in the water of tub or bucket.
Ganesh Visarjan 2018 Date, Time and Updates
- Ganesha Visarjan on Anant Chaturdashi Day
Auspicious Choghadiya Muhurat for Ganesh Visarjan
Morning Muhurta (Char, Labh, Amrit) = 07:43 – 12:13
Afternoon Muhurta (Shubh) = 13:43 – 15:13
Evening Muhurta (Shubh, Amrit, Char) = 18:13 – 22:43
Night Muhurta (Labh) = 25:44+ – 27:14+
Early Morning Muhurta (Shubh) = 28:44+ – 30:14+