Ganesh Visarjan ~ गणेश विसर्जन in the Year 2020 will be Celebrated on Tuesday, 01 September 2020.
This is the ritual known as Ganesha Visarjane in Kannada, Ganesh Visarjan in Marathi and Vinayaka Nimarjana or Vinayaka Nimajjanam in Telugu.
At individual homes, the Visarjan/Nimajjanam is also done on the 3rd, 5th or 7th day as per the family tradition. All join in this final procession shouting "Ganapati Bappa Morya, Pudhachya Varshi Laukar ya" (O lord Ganesha, come again early next year) in Maharastra and "Ganesh Maha Raj ki, Jai" (lord Ganesha, victory is yours) in Andhra Pradesh.
After the final offering of coconuts, flowers and camphor is made, people carry the idols to the river to immerse it.
The main sweet dish during the festival is the Modak (modak in Marathi, modakam/kudumu in Telugu, Modaka in Kannada and Modagam in Tamil). A Modak is a dumpling made from rice flour/wheat flour with a stuffing of fresh or dry-grated coconut, jaggery, dry fruits, and some other condiments. It is either steam-cooked or fried. Another popular sweet dish is the karanji (karjikai in Kannada) which is similar to the Modak in composition and taste but has a semicircular shape.