Ganesha is OM, the primeval sound or the first
”vaak”(sound in sanskrit). Nirguna (formless) Para Brahma
takes the form of Ganesha.
Clay and water is mixed to give form to the formlessness.
For the majority of people it is not possible to worship Brahma,
who is formless. They need a form to pray, to cry and to take
The idol of Ganesha is sculpted out of mud and after the
festival, it is returned to the Earth, by immersing it in a
nearby water body. As per Hindu scriptures, the clay idols of
any god (idols of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Durga) should
be immersed in water after worshipping.
This is to accept the eternal cosmic law that which
took form has to become formless again. Each year Ganesha
comes to teach us that forms change but the Supreme Truth
remains the same. The act also symbolizes the concept of Moksha