Bollywood Ganpati Bappa Maurya Idol Pictures
Bollywood recently started bidding farewell to Lord Ganesha from 30 August 2014 onward. There are popular celebs like Ameesha Patel, Hrithik Roshan, Anil Kapoor, Sonali Bendre, Shilpa Raj Kundra and few others are ahead in the list to do so.
Many people who keep a Ganesh in their homes choose to perform the immersion much before this. The Ganesh Visarjan dates this year are starting from 30th August 2014 to 12 September 2014. All the devotees who keep Ganesh Ji set a Visarjan date at par their personal preference. There are no hard and fast rules as to when it’s done.
The largest Ganesh statues, on display to the public, are usually immersed on Anant Chaturdasi — 11 days after the first day of the Ganesh festival. The immersions do follow a schedule and are only performed on selected days. These are as follows in 2014:
1) One and half day Ganesh Visarjan – August 30, 2014.
2) Three day Ganesh Visarjan – August 31, 2014.
3) Five day Ganesh Visarjan – September 2, 2014. (Gauri idols, also commonly taken home and worshiped along with Lord Ganesh in Maharashtra, are immersed on this day as well).
4) Seven day Ganesh Visarjan – September 4, 2014.
5) Anant Chaturdashi last day of Ganesh Visarjan – September 8, 2014.
6) Immersion of the Andhericha Raja takes place on Sankashti Chaturthi — September 12, 2014. (Procession starts on September 11).