Ganesh Utsav is one of the biggest festivals of India. The joyous 10-days of Ganesh Chaturthi are majorly celebrated in the state of Maharastra and other south Indian states. Ganeshtosav or Ganesh Festival is in full swing in Mumbai city. A high recommendation to visit Mumbai during this time. All the Mumbaikars, of all the races and religion, with all faith and devotion, comes together to seek the blessings by welcoming the dearest God as he arrives for 10 days as a guest.
Homes are getting ready and the pandals are been built up for the dear “Bappa’s” stay. The markets are piled up with torans, flowers, decoration items and all the favorite sweets of Ganesha. Visiting the oldest pandals has become a tradition in Mumbai, especially amongst the youngsters, which is one of the reasons that the spirit and the energy of the city have always in its peak during this days of the year.
Completing its 82 years this year, Lagbaughcha raja was founded by Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal. Well known as “Navsacha Ganpati” meaning fulfiller of all your wishes, Lalbaughcha raja is the most favorite in the common public as well as the celebrities. The popularity has increased so tremendously in a decade that sometimes one has to stand in the queue for more than 24 hours to just get one glimpse (it even might be just for few seconds) of their lord Ganesha.
Famous for their beautiful Ganpati idols, the mandal made history by making a 40-ft high Ganapati idol which was the tallest in Maharashtra. The mandal was established in 1959.
Ganesh Galli Mumbaicha Raja
Mumbaicha Raja is also one of the oldest Ganpati mandals. they are known for the themed decorations.
GSB Seva Mandal
GSB Seva Ganesh Mandal is stated to be the richest mandal in Mumbai. It was founded by the Gowd Saraswat Brahmin community in 1951.
Also having the reputation of wish fulfiller, Andhericha Raja was brought into existence in the year of 1966 by the workers of the tobacco company and other industries which were relocated from south Mumbai to the suburbs.
There are many other famous pandals which you can check out. Every other town has its own famous Ganpati and none of them are lesser than the other. Go and experience the energy and spirit of these beautiful pandals, take blessings of the lord and enjoy the Ganesh Festival in the city. Be safe!
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