In 2016, Ganesh Utsav will be celebrated from 5th September 2016 (Ganesh Chaturthi) to 15th September 2016 (Anant Chaturdashi),
During this Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Ganesha, people bring home idols of Lord Ganesha on the day of Ganesh Chaturthi, worship them for one and half, 3, 5, 7 or 11 days and then immerse these idols in nearby pond, lake or sea.
The process of immersion of Lord Ganesha idols in water body is known as Ganesh Visarjan or Ganesh Nimanjan.
It is normally observed that people bring home smaller idols of Lord Ganesha to their homes and then perform their Visarjan after a day and a half, 3 days , 5 days or 7 days, while Sarvajanik Pandals install bigger idols of Lord Ganesha and perform the visarjan ritual on 11th day i.e, Anant Chaturdashi Day.
Remember one thing. just like you look for Muhurat timing while bringing home Ganpati for Sthapana, Puja, etc similarly you must look for auspicious muhurat for Ganesh Visarjan as well.
Below we have provided Ganesh Visarjan dates and muhurat timings for one and half day, 3, 5, 7 and 11 days.
Ganesha Visarjan 2016 Muhurat Timings :
In case of Ganesh Visarjan on one and half day, 3, 5 and 7 days, people perform the visarjan ritual normally in evening or night time while in case of Anant Chaturdashi, people do visarjan from morning itself.
Below we have mentioned Ganesh Visarjan muhurat timing for Mumbai.
1 and half days Gannesh Visarjan Muhurat Timings for 6th September 2016 :
- 03:41 pm to 05:13 pm - Shubh Choghadiya
- 08:13 pm to 09:41 pm - Labh Choghadiya
- 11:09 pm to 12:47 am - Shubh Choghadiya
3 days Gannesh Visarjan Muhurat Timings for 7th September 2016 :
- 03:40 pm to 05:12 pm - Char Choghadiya
- 05:12 pm to 06:44 pm - Labh Choghadiya
- 08:12 pm to 09:40 pm - Shubh Choghadiya
- 09:40 pm to 11:08 pm - Amrit Choghadiya
- 11:08 pm to 12:36 am - Char Choghadiya
5 days Gannesh Visarjan Muhurat Timings for 9th September 2016 :
- 05:11 pm to 06:43 pm - Char Choghadiya
- 09:39 pm to 11:07 pm - Labh Choghadiya
- 12:36 am to 02:04 am - Shubh Choghadiya
7 days Gannesh Visarjan Muhurat Timings for 11th September 2016 :
- 02:06 pm to 03:38 pm - Shubh Choghadiya
- 06:41 pm to 08:09 pm - Shubh Choghadiya
- 08:09 pm to 09:38 pm - Amrit Choghadiya
- 09:38 pm to 11:07 pm - Char Choghadiya
11 days Gannesh Visarjan Muhurat Timings for 15th September 2016 :
- 11:03 am to 12:34 pm - Char Choghadiya
- 12:34 pm to 02:05 pm - Labh Choghadiya
- 02:05 pm to 03:35 pm - Amrit Choghadiya
- 05:06 pm to 06:37 pm - Shubh Choghadiya
- 06:37 pm to 08:06 pm - Amrit Choghadiya
- 08:06 pm to 09:35 pm - Char Choghadiya
- 12:34 pm to 2:03 am - Labh Choghadiya
Apart from Mumbai, Ganesh Visarjan also takes place in a grand manner in other cities of Maharashtra like Pune, Nagpur, Thane, Nashik, Aurangabad, Solapur, Amravati, Nanded, Sangli, and Jalgaon.
Bolo Ganpati Bappa Morya, Pudcha Varshi Lavkar Ya !!!