Durga Visarjan 2022: Bid Farewell to Goddess Durga This Way To Get Maximum Blessings!

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Durga Visarjan 2022: Bid Farewell to Goddess Durga This Way To Get Maximum Blessings!

Bidding adieu to Goddess Durga is always a bittersweet event! The occasion symbolizes the end or the conclusion of the auspicious festival of Navratri. Are you interested to know everything about Durga Visarjan 2022, especially how to bid goodbye to Goddess Durga in the best way? Well, continue reading here right away!

Devotees celebrate Durga Puja with utmost devotion and spiritual zeal. The auspicious occasion of Durga Visarjan marks the conclusion of the much-awaited Durga Puja. Durga Visarjan is a festive religious occasion that marks the end of the celebration of the nine-day-long Navratri festival. On the day of Durga Visarjan, the Goddess's idol is submerged in the water. Durga Visarjan is also the day to celebrate Vijayadashami or Dussehra.

Durga Visarjan Date And Time: Know Here!

The occasion of Durga Visarjan is observed in the Indian calendar month of Ashwin. This corresponds to September or October, as per the Gregorian calendar. Durga Visarjan is conducted at an opportune and appropriate time, either during the Aparahna time or Pratahkala, while the Dashami Tithi is still going on. Usually, the Visarjan Muhurat falls during the morning; however, if the Dashami Tithi and Shravana Nakshatra prevail during the Aparahna Kaal together, the Aparahna timing should be given preference over the morning auspicious time.

Given below are the Durga Visarjan date and time.

  • Durga Visarjan 2022 Date- 5th October 2022 (Wednesday)
  • Vijayadashami- 5th October 2022 (Wednesday)
  • Durga Visarjan 2022 Time- 06:16 AM to 08:37 AM (IST)
  • Dashami Tithi (Starts)- 02:20 PM (IST) on 4th October 2022 (Tuesday)
  • Dashami Tithi (Ends)- 12:00 PM (IST) on 5th October 2022 (Wednesday)
  • Shravana Nakshatra (Starts)- 10:51 PM (IST) on 4th October 2022 (Tuesday)
  • Shravana Nakshatra (Ends)- 09:15 PM (IST) on 5th October 2022 (Wednesday)

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Significance of Durga Visarjan

According to our Puranas, Durga Puja has incredible importance. Durga Visarjan marks the end of the Navratri festival. The Navratri festival involves invoking Goddess Durga and her various incarnations and worshiping her in different forms throughout the nine days. Goddess Durga and her different forms are worshiped with a ritual of strict fasting and devoted praying to seek her goodwill and blessings, after which the same idol is immersed in water.

The day of Durga Visarjan is one of the most important days of Durga Puja. On this day, the idol of Goddess Durga is submerged in the water. This observance of immersing Goddess Durga's idol in the river coincides with the celebration of Dussehra. Taking the time to worship the divine Goddess on this day can alleviate your life's problems and difficulties. The festival evokes immense fervor in devotees, a trademark of this occasion. This festivity in the air and the stunning conclusion of the festival gratify the devotees' souls. Generally, the Goddess's idol is immersed in the morning. However, idol immersion can also be performed in the evening, depending on the auspicious timing.

Visarjan has specific importance in Sanatan Dharma. In Sanatan Dharma, Visarjan does not stand for an end but a completion. The tradition of Visarjan is only followed in Sanatan Dharma. This is because Sanatan Dharma believes that form is only the beginning, and perfection is formless. Here the meaning of formless is an all-encompassing form. Water is one of the five elements, regarded as the most sacred and pure, which is why the idols are immersed in water. Hindus believe that the idols' immersion in water is a symbolic gesture that assures the safe transit of the divine Gods to heaven.

Durga Visarjan Rituals That You Should Know About

The festival of Durga Puja pays homage to Goddess Durga and celebrates the victory of good over evil, as Goddess Durga killed the demon Mahishasura. It is commonly believed that Goddess Durga visits her earthly abode to bless her devotees during Durga Puja. Devotees believe that the Goddess's arrival on Earth would remove all the evils and troubles and empower everyone to do the right thing. According to mythology, Goddess Durga returns to Mount Kailash, her spiritual abode, on the day of Durga Visarjan, i.e., when her idol is submerged in the water on the tenth day. This is why this day has massive significance for the devotees.

Given below are the Durga Visarjan Vidhi that people should follow.

  • On Dashami, the devotees should wake up early, take a bath, and wear clean clothes. They must take some flowers and rice grains and take an oath at an auspicious time.
  • The devotees must worship Goddess Durga and perform the Aarti before the Visarjan.
  • After this, the coconut kept on the Kalash (urn) should be given to all the people in the house as Prasad. You must also sprinkle the holy water in the Kalash in your house. Moreover, you can give the water to others like Prasad. The coins in the Kalash can also be kept where you keep all your money. This is believed to bring prosperity into the household.
  • Then, you should distribute the Betel nut kept at the place of worship amongst your family members. You should also put Goddess Durga's throne and the idol of Lord Ganesha back in their place in your house's temple.
  • The items of adornment and ornaments like saree and jewelry offered to the Goddess can be given to a woman. The rice kept on the Chowki and the rice placed on the Kalash's lid can be offered to the birds.
  • The sweets and Bhog should be distributed as Prasad amongst everyone.
  • Once you are done, bow down in front of Goddess Durga's idol and pray to her with complete reverence. You can ask for forgiveness for any mistake you might have committed while worshiping her. You must also ask her to grace you with her presence next year. Take blessings from the container or urn in which you had sown barley. Offer some barley to the Goddess, and keep the rest under a Peepal tree or immerse them in the water.
  • After this, you must carry the idol and respectfully immerse her in a water body. When the immersion is done, donate the cloth of the Chowki and coconut to a Brahmin and give him Dakshina.

Even though the grandeur and enthusiasm for Durga Puja and Durga Visarjan can be observed throughout the country, there are several states, such as West Bengal, Assam, Odisha, and some parts of Maharashtra, Jharkhand, and Bihar, where people wait for this occasion eagerly.

Below are some more Durga Visarjan rituals and highlights you should know about.

  • Pandals are constructed all over the country during the Durga Puja and the Shardiya Navratri festivals.
  • On Durga Visarjan, many women devotees also worship the Goddess by applying Sindoor on her forehead.
  • On the last day of Durga Puja, i.e., Durga Visarjan, you can see grand processions taking the Goddess Durga’s idols for immersion into a water body.
  • Highly enthusiastic and emotional devotees also gather and join the procession that carries the idols to the river Ganga or any other water body.
  • The devotees sing traditional songs and dance to traditional music to bid the Goddess farewell. 'Dhunuchi dance' is also performed on the beats of drums, especially by Bengali people.

Finally, the idols are immersed in water, and the devotees bid a tearful farewell to their revered Goddess, hoping to welcome and worship her the next year.

Significance of Sindoor Khela

When it comes to Durga Visarjan, everyone celebrates it in accordance with their respective traditions. This festival's glitz and glamor can be most seen in the state of West Bengal. In West Bengal, worshiping Goddess Durga and Durga Visarjan is a major custom.

Devotees believe that Goddess Durga visits her maternal home once a year and stays for ten days, celebrated as Durga Puja. On the last day, known as Vijayadashami, which coincides with Durga Visarjan, 'Sindoor Khela' is one of the unique traditions celebrated in West Bengal. The 'Sindoor Khela' tradition originated mainly in West Bengal and parts of Bangladesh. The ritual of playing with Sindoor (vermilion) is carried out on  Durga Visarjan.

On this occasion, it is customary for married women to apply vermilion on Goddess Durga and each other. Married women devotees pray for the long life of their spouses and the happiness of their families. They pray to get the blessings of Goddess Durga in their lives so that prosperity prevails in their household. Women also wish for good luck while applying Sindoor to one another. This is when traditionally, married women in the Bengali community wear white sarees with red borders. Nowadays, this ritual has become quite inclusive, and many unmarried women and men also participate in it. The tradition of 'Sindoor Khela' holds enormous significance in Bengali culture and society.

Goddess Durga is offered sweets as a parting gesture, and sweets are distributed as Prasad on this day. This tradition is known as 'Thakur Boron' or 'Maa er Boron' amongst Bengalis. This traditionally means prepping the Goddess for her journey back to Mount Kailash. According to this ritual, on Durga Visarjan, women worship Goddess Durga along with Goddess Lakshmi, Goddess Saraswati, Lord Kartikeya, and Lord Ganesha. They are offered delectable sweets, and vermilion is applied to them, after which the women bid an emotional farewell to the divine deities.  

Summing Up

For devotees, the event of Durga Visarjan is a significant occasion. It is celebrated throughout the country with zeal and gusto. This day is filled with mixed emotions for the devotees as they prepare to bid farewell to the Goddess and hope to welcome her next year. The event makes for a compelling and beautiful sight that encapsulates the emotions of the devotees.

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