Ganeshotsav is being celebrated in the city and in pandals, bhajans and hymns are being recited with the devotees offering worship to the idols of Gajanan with prayers and aarti. Immersion of the idols seated in homes is also being done. There are crowds of devotees at the pandals and tableaux. Cultural programmes are being organized in Ganesh ji’s tableaux. On this Gyaras day festival, colors of zeal are being seen everywhere.
Every day, devotees are being given benefit of the darshan of many forms of Ganesha in different tableaux. Eco-friendly Ganpati at many places Eco-friendly Ganpati has been placed in the tableau decorated in the New Market so that along with devotion, the environment is also protected. The crowd of devotees is increasing everyday to see it. In the end, devotees get blessings by distributing prasad.
The special thing is that in the New Market, Ganpati Pandal has completed 25 years. Similarly, Ganapati sitting in Jawahar Chowk is also attracting everyone towards him. Along with darshan, special attention has also been paid to children’s entertainment, hence the swings and an artificial waterfall have also been made which are attracting the attention of children. This tableau is organised by Yuva Hindu Utsav Samiti and Indira Market Traders Association.
Maha Aarti was organised by Shri Shiv Shakti Durga Utsav Samiti Hanumanganj. The president of the committee, Tarun Sahu, said that every year, along with the aarti for the festival of Dole Gyaras, Shri Gajanan Maharaj is offered fifty-six bhog.
Immersion of idols in Khatlapura The idols of Lord Ganesha immersed in homes and offices by devotees were immersed.
Devotees immersed the idols amid the slogans of Ganapati Bappa Morya Agle Baras Tu Jaldi Aa. Small idols were immersed in the Khatlapura Lower Lake. There were several religious processions carried out by the committees. Even incessant rain could not dampen the spirit of devotees and they continued dancing, singing during idol immersion.
Hundreds of idols of lord Ganesha in different size were immersed in various water bodies. The day was celebrated as Dhol Gyaras which remarks the end of weeklong Ganesha Chaturthi. Anant Chaturdashi tomorrow On September 12, Anant Chaturdashi will be observed. On the day, big size idols will be immersed in the water bodies with attractive tableau and religious processions. Dhol Gyaras Samiti will be taking out attractive tableau with Chal Samaroh in which idol of Bhopal ka Raja will be immersed with 200 small idols and more than 60 dhols.
The process will be passing through Peepal Chowk, Lakherapura, Bhawani Chowk, Somwara, Jawahar Chowk, Zumerati, Loha Bazar, Ibrahimpura, Sultania Road, Charbatti square, Kali Mandir, Jehangirabad and Khatlapura areas. The immersion of idols will be continued in city for three to four days.
The main centre of immersion would be Prempura Ghat and Khatlapura were thousands of idols would be brought. Attractive tableau of lord Ganesha is decked up at several places including New Market, Bittan Market, Misrod and city areas. A 21-feet tall idol installed at Chola Ganesha temple believed to be the tallest in the city and it would be immerse to Prempura Ghat. The week-long festival celebrated with grandeur in the city.
People offered new clothes, food and flowers to the lord Ganesha. People became more religious with traditional shlokas and mantra recitation. They soaked in festivities by welcoming the Lord Ganesha to their homes as well as city streets. A special Bhajan and Kirtan was organised in temples and city streets to please the Lord Ganesha.
Entire city buzzed up with drum beats and market witnessed wide level of preparation. On the last day popularly known as Anant Chaturdashi, the idol is taken out in a colourful and musical procession to be immersed traditional at nearby water bodies.