JAMMU, Sept 23: The week-long Ganesh Mahautsav culminated today with the immersion of the idols of Lord Ganesha in different rivers across Jammu region.
During the week-long festival, the devotees worshiped Lord Ganesha at specially erected Pandals in different parts of the region on which the idols of Lord were installed. Besides, the local people the migratory labourers in large numbers participated in the festival which started on September 13. During the week-long festival, pooja-archana was performed daily to invoke the blessings of the Lord by the devotees.
Today, on the concluding day of the festival, processions were taken up from different places with the idols taken in open vans, gypsies, tractors and horse carts for immersion. The devotees enroute were singing bhajans and reciting religious hymns in praise of Lord.
In Jammu, the idols of Lord Ganesha were immersed in river Tawi at Harki Puri where a heavy rush of devotees was seen from early in the morning and continued upto late in the evening. Click here to watch video
Before the immersion of the idols, a traditional pooja-archana was performed.
The devotees also danced to the tune of drum beats enroute. The processions of Lord Ganesha for immersion of idols were also taken to River Chenab in Akhnoor from different parts of Jammu including Aap Shambu Mandir, Narwal Pain.
In Kathua the processions were taken from different parts of the town and surrounding villages to River Ravi and Kathua Canal by the hundreds of devotees who mostly included the migratory labourers.
Immersion ceremonies were also held at Udhampur, Samba, Hiranagar, RS Pura, Ramban and other places.