‘Whatever starts had to end’, this principal is applicable not only for human beings but for deities as well. Ganesh Chaturthi, which is listed amongst the most widely celebrated festivals in India, was started by Lok Manya Tilak during colonial period in order to mobilize the freedom struggle in India.

The festival is celebrated for 10 continuous days. Devotees place Ganesh idols in pandals and decorate the whole ambience with lights and flowers. On Ganesh Chaturthi, Lord Ganesh is worshipped as the god of wisdom, prosperity, and good fortune. It is believed that Lord Ganesh was born during Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month.

The festivities of Ganesh Chaturthi conclude after 10 days on Anant Chaturdashi which is also known as Ganesh Visarjan day. On Anant Chaturdashi, devotees immerse idols of Lord Ganesh in water body after a gala street procession.

Ganesh Visarjan depends on the family traditions.  Symbolically, Lord Ganesha visits the home on Ganesh Chaturthi day and it is for the family to decide when they want to bid him farewell.

There are several families that perform the Ganesh Visarjan ceremony on the very next day after Vinayaka Chaturthi. Other dates are 3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th and the Ananta Chaurdasi day after Ganesh Chaturthi.