Ganesh Visarjan 2023, an integral part of Ganesh Chaturthi, holds special significance in Hinduism, believed to rid individuals of their troubles. Lord Ganesha’s immersion, or Ganpati Visarjan, culminates on Anant Chaturdashi, symbolizing His return home with joy. Ganesh Utsav typically spans ten days, but some keep the idol for fewer days.
Auspicious Timings for Ganesh Visarjan and Puja on Anant Chaturdashi
In 2023, Ganesh Visarjan falls on September 28th, Thursday. Devotees have the option to immerse Lord Ganesha on various days, including the first and a half, three, five, or seventh day. Anant Chaturdashi, celebrated on Bhadrapada Shukla Chaturdashi, involves worshipping the eternal form of Lord Vishnu and tying Anantsutra as a symbol of resolution and the removal of troubles.
Preparing for Lord Ganesha’s Farewell
The auspicious time for Ganesh Visarjan in 2023 begins with Chaturdashi Tithi of Shukla Paksha in the Bhadrapada month, starting at 6:18 PM on Wednesday, September 27th, and ending at 6:49 PM on September 28th. Anant Chaturdashi puja time is from 6:12 AM to 6:49 PM. There are three Muhurtas for Ganpati immersion on September 8, 2023: from 6:11 AM to 7:40 AM, 10:42 AM to 3:10 PM, and 4:41 PM to 9:10 PM.
Before immersing Lord Ganesha, observe traditional rituals by offering red sandalwood, red flowers, durva grass, modak, betel nut, incense, and lamps. Conduct Ganpati Aarti with your family, and performing a Havan is considered highly auspicious. You can also place a bundle of laddus in Lord Ganesha’s hands before bidding Him farewell. Finally, express your apologies and heartfelt wishes for His swift return before joyfully immersing the idol.