is Ganesha Immersion Day! Five days are past after Ganesh
Chaturthi- and as tradition goes; Ganpatibappa (as we reverentially
call Him) has to return home today. They say HE goes back
to His heavenly abode at Kailash through the water route!
The last couple of days have been very hectic
for the students and staff who were busy getting the ornate
floats and pretty palanquins all set for the Big Day.
these, they place Ganesha after the final worship and take
Him in a grand procession to the Mandir.
Ganeshas of all sizes, from all over Puttaparthi,
are brought by ardent worshippers to join this cavalcade of
piety and gaiety.
At the Mandir, all the Ganeshas in their
floats and palanquins, along with the students and staff,
a Guard of Honour, so that Swami can bless them
Lord comes and moves between the lines
looking at each
at each student
blessing them all.
As the Lord moves on, chants of prayer are
the Ganesha Gayatri
the voices soar and the
entire place is charged with the Spirit!
Then the throngs break out singing
Ganesha Pancharatnam. The Lord sways to the song.So does everyone.
feel doubly blessed today.Both by Ganesha and His Father!
The procession then moves on from the Mandir
shouts of Jai and Joy!
The Lord watches it all as He returns to
His abode. Its time for us to return Ganesha to His!