JAMMU, September 9th: The ten-day Ganesh festival concluded today with the immersing of idols of Lord Ganesha in different rivers and canals in Jammu region by devotees today.
Religious processions marked the closing ceremony of the festival with devotees from different parts of Jammu city and outskirts on decorated tractor carts and other modes of transport taking the idols of the Lord for immersion in various rivers and channels.
Large processions were taken from various parts of the city of Jammu by devotees dancing and reciting Vedic hymns and sand bhajans in praise of Lord Ganesha at Akhnoor for the immersion of Lord’s idols in the River Chenab from early this morning. A huge rush was seen on the banks of the Chenab River in Akhnoor where devotees immersed the idols of the Lord early this morning.
Furthermore, the immersion ceremonies also took place at Harkipori and other places in Jammu where devotees immersed the idols in the Tawi River.
Some devotees who could not visit Akhnoor also immersed idols of Lord Ganesha in Ranbir channel at various places. Click here to watch the video
Immersion ceremonies were also held in other districts of Jammu including Kathua, Samba, Udhampur, Ramban, etc. as part of the culmination of the 10-day Ganesh festival (Mahotsav).
The festival started on August 31 – Ganesh Chaturthi also called Vinayak Chaturthi and devotees during the ten days of the festival performed Puja by reciting Vedic hymns. The 10-day festival marks the birth of the elephant-headed deity Ganesha, known as the god of prosperity, science, wealth and wisdom. It begins on the fourth day (Chaturthi) of the month of Bhadrapada (August or September). People worship her for invoking her blessings during the 10 day festival.