Ganpati Visarjan conducted with devotional fervour
The 10 day-long Ganapati festival which began on Ganesh Chaturthi on September 2 came to an end on Thursday. Different religious groups had organised different platforms for worship of Lord Ganesha for durations ranging from one and a half-day to 10 days as per the time availability and devotion but all groups performed visarjan (submersion) in Ganga on Thursday at Anant Chaturdashi. Despite heat, people were seen emerging on the streets to pay obeisances to their deity and participate in the procession. The devotees participated with much religious fervour and devotion. Dandiya dance and playing with colours marked the Ganpati festival.
A long procession was taken out by Rajendra Nagar committee and Rishikul committee on Thursday. Utkal Samaj Samiti and Daksh Mandir Trust committee and many others including Shravan Nath Math took out the procession on Wednesday. Utkal Samaj had installed Lord Jagannath idols along with Ganesha in a local banquet hall and devotional singers from the east left the audience transported to the other world. Many factory owners arranged Ganpati Visarjan along with their factory workers in both Haridwar and SIIDCUL industrial areas.
A long procession was taken out traversing through Shankaracharya Chowk and main streets of Haridwar. Accompanied by musical bands and flags, horses and conjurers performing, the procession was a major attraction for the locals who queued up along the roads to bid farewell to Ganesha idol.
Well decorated tableaux with lord Krishna and Radha deities formed part of the procession. Till late night the submersion of idols of Ganesha will be done at Raj Ghat.
Friday, 13 September 2019 | PNS | Haridwar
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