Clacton seafront hosts festival of Ganesha Visarjan

Tuesday, 12 September, 2017

Hundreds of people turned out to celebrate the Hindu ceremony of Ganesha Visarjan at Clacton sea front on Sunday.

Final offerings were made to Lord Ganesha before two statues were taken out into the sea and immersed in water.

It brought an end to ten days of prayer and celebration before the festival finished up with the ceremony on the town’s West Beach.

The annual event was made up of two London temples and attracted a large crowd of on-lookers.

It was attended by Tendring District Council’s (TDC) Cabinet Member for Leisure and Tourism, Cllr Mick Skeels, who regularly watches the event.

“I was delighted to welcome the temples to Clacton, and myself along with some members of the Beach Patrol received a blessing before the statues were immersed into the sea,” he said.

“The atmosphere is always amazing and I’m sure more and more people come along each year, and we are more than happy to host them.”

Ganesh Visarjan is the celebration of the birth of Lord Ganesha, who is widely revered by Hindus as the God of knowledge and the remover of obstacles.

 

Last updated on: 12/09/2017 - 12:01