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    What may be the logic or philosophy behind immersion of the God's idols after performing puja?

    During Durga puja and Ganesha Chaturthi people perform puja with due devotion after installing the idols of Goddess Durga and God Ganesha respectively. Afterwards, the idols are immersed in the water bodies like ocean, sea, river, lakes or ponds.

    Of late much concern is being raised about the harmful effects of the immersion of idols made of non-biodegradable materials. Apart from that, there has to be some deep philosophy behind immersion of such a beautiful idols.

    What may be the logic or philosophy behind immersion of the God's idols after performing puja?
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    The story goes like this. When Parvathi wants to have detailed head bath and wants no disturbance from any body, she created a doll with mud and water and thus gave life to it. That wonderful boy had all the qualities to prevent any body entering the home and thus was stationed at the gate. Many tried to have the audience of Parvathi but was totally refused by that boy. Even when Lord Shiva comes, he was also refused to enter the house. That created the anger in Shiva and fight takes place. Shiva wants to avoid big fight and he was having subdued fight with the boy by considering the age factor. But the boy seems to be challenging fast and the anger of Shiva made him to use his Trishul or Trident to cut the head of the boy. And thus brings angry exchange of words between Parvathi and Shiva and she insists for immediate restore of life to the boy. Shiva sends all his followers to bring any head available in the vicinity. And Nandhi brings the head of the elephant and thus Lord Vinayaka was born. Since he came from the mud and water, he must be immersed in that.
    K Mohan
    I consider myself as the learner everyday


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