With Anant Chaturdashi, the last day of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, i am sure Ganesh devotees would be searching about How to Perform Ganesh Visarjan.
Ganesh Visarjan Mantras: The only chant that is done is Ganapati Bappa Moriya…
Mushikavaahana modaka hastha,
Chaamara karna vilambitha sutra,
Vaamana rupa maheshwara putra,
Vighna vinaayaka paada namasthe
This means : O Vinayaka! The remover of all obstacles, the son of Lord Shiva, with a form which is very short, with mouse as Thy vehicle, with sweet pudding in hand, with wide ears and long hanging trunk, I prostrate at Thy lotus-like Feet!
Ganesh Visarjan Procedure:
At first perform Aarti with all the family members then put ‘Bhog’ the Holy Prasad.
Then thank Ganesha for visiting your home, bringing prosperity and auspiciousness and taking away all difficulties with him. Beg for his pardon for any mistakes committed. If you plan to bring Ganesh murti next year, then ask him to return.
Now a spoonful of curd is poured into Ganesh’s outstretched palm because Hindus especially Maharashtrians believe that any guest who receives curd and rice is sure to visit again. Take a red cloth, put sukha nariyal (half), stuff it with jaggery and 5 different grains, tie it in a knot and tie this around Ganesh ji’s hand. This is the food prepared for His journey.
The family then circumambulates Ganesha murti after which it is led for immersion. Then one of the family member should very slowly and slightly move the Ganpati Murti, about 1 inch forward. This should be done just before leaving the house abt 5-10 mins before and take Ganesha around the House, mainly the master bedrooms and the kitchen so that his Holy Feet and Blessings are taken around the full house. Chanting Ganapati Bappa Moriya.
Once the murti is lifted up do not place it at home. Walk out of home and move towards the immersion point.
Upon exiting the house, or the building, one family member must take a Coconut and circle on the head of the Murti three times and break the coconut on the ground and leave it aside.
Once done, family members can proceed to the Beach or Visarjan Spot, where once again the Aartis should be performed before finally letting Him go. This should be at the Beach, with the Murti facing infront of the waves.
The person performing the Visarjan should remove all garlands and other decorations on Ganesha.
Collect it in a newspaper or cover. This should not be thrown in the river or water body. Should be place in appropriate spot given by authorities.
In 2018, Anant Chaturdashi will be celebrated on Sunday, 13th September 2018.