10 -day long Ganesh festival culminates with immersion of idols in rivers

Devotees immersing idols of Lord Ganesha in river Tawi at Jammu on Friday. -Excelsior/Rakesh
Devotees immersing idols of Lord Ganesha in river Tawi at Jammu on Friday. -Excelsior/Rakesh

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Sept 9: The ten -day long Ganesh festival concluded today with immersion of the idols of Lord Ganesha in different rivers and canals across Jammu region by the devotees today.
The religious processions marked the concluding ceremony of the festival with devotees from different parts of Jammu city and outskirts on decorated tractor trolleys and other mode of transport taking the idols of Lord for immersion in various rivers and canals immersion.
Big processions were taken from various areas of Jammu city by devotees dancing and reciting Vedic hymns sand bhajans in praise of Lord Ganesha to Akhnoor for immersion of Lord’s idols in river Chenab since early this morning. Huge rush was seen on the banks of river Chenab in Akhnoor where devotees immersed the idols of the Lord from early this morning.
Besides, the immersion ceremonies were also held at Harkipori and other places in Jammu where the devotees immersed the idols in river Tawi.
Some devotees who could not visit Akhnoor also immersed the idols of Lord Ganesha in Ranbir canal at various places. Click here to watch video
The immersion ceremonies were also held in other districts of Jammu including Kathua, Samba, Udhampur, Ramban etc in connection with culmination of 10 -day long Ganesh festival (Mahotsav).
The festival started on August 31 -Ganesh Chaturthi also called Vinayak Chaturthi and devotees during the ten days long festival performed Puja by reciting Vedic hymns. The 10 day long festival marks the birth of the elephant headed deity Ganesha , who is known as God of prosperity, science and wealth and wisdom. It begins on the fourth day (Chaturthi) of the month of Bhadrapada (August or September). The people worship him to invoke his blessings during the 10 day long festival.