Why Ganesh idol is immersed in water after 11 days of Pooja?
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In India people of most of the states celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi festival with great pomp and fervor. For this usually small clay idols will be used by the common people to celebrate and conduct pooja in their houses. But to celebrate this festival in community large Ganesh idols made out of clay or plaster of Paris will be used. After conducting pooja for 11 days usually this idol will be immersed in water bodies like Sea, rivers, lakes, ponds or even in wells. This event is usually called as Ganesh nimajjanam. I wish to know is there any puranic or vedic reason for doing like this?
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