The Munroe Road Shiv Mandir held its Ganesh visarjan (immersion) last Friday following the celebration of Ganesh Utsav.
Following a jagaaran (all-night vigil), a procession followed the murti (clay model) of Lord Ganesh all the way to Manzanilla where the visarjan took place.
Ganesh is the Hindu god commonly known as the remover of obstacles.
He is also the lord of success and destroyer of evils. Ganesh Utsav is Lord Ganesha’s birthday which is celebrated in the Hindu month of Bhado every year; usually between the months of August and September (depending on the moon).
Ganesh Utsav is now celebrated for those who yearn for success in all their undertakings.
It is a very powerful and auspicious period in the Hindu calendar.