Mumbai. Ganapati Visarjan which concludes the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi took place yesterday where lakhs of devotees immersed holy idols of Lord Ganesha in various water bodies across the nation.
Regular things like road-shows, heavy traffic jams and loud music were going at normal pace. People immersed the sculptures after performing some Pooja and everything looked fine.
But scenario was somewhat different at Mumbai’s Juhu Beach. After 10-15 minutes of immersion, idols started coming back and were seen floating on the sea’s surface.
As per social media activists,the presence of waste plastic and rubber items submerged in water by the localities at timely intervals could be reason of Ganesh ji’s refusal to stay and dilute there.
Jagdish Padney, head of one of the community holding the fest, said, “This is the first time in my 25 year long career that Ganpati ji has refused to go under the water. Instead of PoP, many of the idols were made using eco friendly material. Still the water of Arabian Sea couldn’t dilute it. We asked him to come soon next year by singing ‘Agle baras to jaldi aa’ but we think he took aur advice seriously and came back within next 10 minutes.”