Giant Idol, Shallow Water and Unique Immersion

Published: 28th September 2015 05:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th September 2015 05:10 AM   |  A+A-

VIJAYAWADA:  Ganesh immersion processions in the city and its peripherals was a smooth affair on Sunday, with hundreds of Ganesh idols of various sizes making a beeline to different immersion points in River Krishna and other water bodies.

The 63-foot clay statue of Ganesh was given a grand farewell on the premises of Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao Government College of Music and Dance here with a large number of devotees turning up to witness the unique immersion process.

Since it was a difficult proposition to take the giant statue in a procession to river and had it immersed there, given the low water levels in the river downstream of Prakasam Barrage, organisers - Dundee Ganesh Seva Samithi - chose to use pipes and hoses to melt the statue.

The unique immersion process commenced at 6 pm with abhishekam of Ganesh with different types of fruit juices, sandal paste, waters from different rivers, followed by drenching of the idol with pipes from fire tenders. The clay, melted from the idol, will be distributed to the devotees.

Meanwhile, Ganesh immersion processions that commenced on Saturday evening in different parts of Krishna, Guntur and Prakasam districts continued till early hours of Monday. Police made elaborate security arrangements to prevent untoward incidents.

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