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Postcards from Day 10 of Ganesh Chaturthi;
Ganpati Visarjan ;
Thousands of people visit these small man-made talabs (lakes/ponds) to immerse idols of Ganpati.
The visarjan ceremony represents the concept of Samasara, or the cycle of birth death and rebirth. This fate befalls all living creatures including humans as life is fleeting and once the soul departs from our body, the corporeal form then perishes and returns to the natural elements, only to be reconstituted in another body in the subsequent life cycle. Thus these idols are immersed in water to return the physical form of Ganpati where it came from and that is nature, to liberate it's soul. Only to come back again next year.
#shotononeplus at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh