always comes before the celebration. Know what precautions are necessary to be
taken during Ganesh Visarjan.
Chaturthi comes once in a year and is celebrated for almost eleven days.
In these eleven days of Ganesh Chaturthi, Visarjan is done
according to various periods of time, like after one and a half day, five or
six days, seven days and eleven days.
As Gauri pujan falls during Ganesh Chaturthi,
Gauri Visarjan also takes place along
with Ganesh Visarjan. These eleven days are full of joy for
all the Hindus. Along with enjoying this festival there are some
precautions that should be taken during Visarjan. Read on and know more
about the alertness that you should posses during Visarjan.
To avoid possible
dangers during Visarjan you should keep in mind a few simple things.
Make your Ganesh Chaturthi happier and safe by following
certain rules of thumb.
Visarjan is incomplete
without procession. Devotees from all the age groups take part in these
processions. All the devotees celebrate their joy by dancing on the roads
during these processions. Before starting the procession you should always
think about the route which the procession will follow. The
responsibility of guiding the procession should be entrusted to at
least two persons. One should guide the road traffic and other should lead the procession through
the correct route.
There should be at least four people to hold the ropes form both the sides of
the processions. This will help the processions to move ahead easily and will
be convenient for vehicles to avoid accidents.
Ask the mothers taking part in the procession to take care
of their own children.
You should make sure that you light crackers in open and wide space. As there
is lot of crowd on the roads it may be dangerous. You should see that kids are
away from the crackers. You should avoid lighting crackers while the
processions are moving on the road. This will help avoid pollution.
Lighting crackers is not the only way of expressing happiness and
First-aid box and water
and water are the two important things to be carried during Visarjan. Though different
political parties organise such things but they may not be available when
you require them. To be on a safer side you should always keep these two things
with you. You can hand over these things to an elderly person. You may also
keep these things in the procession van or cart. These things are not
too difficult to carry and are important during processions
Start at the right time
The Visarjan procession should
start at the right time. If the processions leaves late there will be lots
of crowd on the roads and also on the sea-shores. The Police force on duty may
not allow you to play music and band on the road if you are late.
Instead of playing loud music and music band on
the road you can sing Aarti or Ganesh Vandana or Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh chants
during the procession. You can also use traditional instruments like Lezim or Taal. This will prove cost-effective
as well as avoid noise pollution.
Precautions at the sea-shore
idol is too big you can arrange for a boat. At least three to four men who
can swim should enter the sea. Keep the children away from this task.
Make sure that the life-guards are present at the sea-shore. Make sure that you
do not throw the garlands and flowers offered to the idol in the sea.
Immerse the idol in artificial ponds created by the government if
Try to celebrate Eco-friendly Ganesh Chaturthi as
far as you can. This will make Ganesh Visarjan safer for
you and others too. As pollution hazards are increasing day by day
you should buy small Ganesh idols. All the Ganesh idols either
small or big give equal amount of blessings to devotees. Remember that safe
celebration means unlimited happiness and blessings form Lord Ganesh.