Ganesh immersion or Ganapati Nimajjan, also known as Vianayaka Visarjan is the culmination day of 10-day Ganesh Chaturthi or Ganapati Navaratri celebrations. Usually, Ganesh immersion is held on Anant Chaturdashi day. In Andhra Pradesh especially Hyderabad, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam, in Maharashtra – Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur and Thane are the main cities where Ganesha nimajjan is celebrated with utmost festivity. Genrally Ganesh nimajjan is performed on the 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th or the 10th day of Ganesh Navratri festival.
Procession during Ganesh Immersion:
On the day of Ganesh Visarjan, a huge procession will take out in the cities like Mumbai, Pune and Hyderabad. Various cultural activites – singing, dancing and painting competitions are held during the Ganesh Navratri festival. The winners of the competitions get their prizes on the day of Ganesh immersion. In Hyderabad, Pune, Thane and Mumbai, Ganapati nimajjan is held under the tight security of the Police and several social organizations volunteers.
In Hyderabad, vinayak visarjan or Ganapati nimajjanam takes place at Tank Bund and Necklace Road on Hussain Sagar at some other lakes like Saroornagar and Shamirpet lakes in twin-cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.