On occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi !
Lalbaugcha Raja is most famous for Sarvajanik Ganpati kept during Ganesh Chaturthi festival. The idol is kept for public display for Eleven days thereafter it is immersed on the auspicious day of Anand Chaturthi.It is believed that this Idol of Lord Ganesha is Navsacha Ganpati (which means the “one who fulfills all wishes”) and hence over 1.5 million people visit this Ganesh Pandal daily during the 10-day Ganesha festival.
In 2017, the Lalbaugcha Raja Ganpati is now in its 83rd year.The Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesh idol has been organized by the kambli family for over eight decades now. The Kambli family have their workshop in a little lane off the main road in Lalbaug, not very far from where the pandal is located.
Lalbaugcha Raja ganesh utsav 2017 was innuagrated on Friday 25th August 2017, early morning 4.00 AM by the Mandal’s President Mr.Balasaheb Sudam Kamble. The same was followed by Pratishthapana Puja. Post the Puja, Lalbaugcha Raja 2017 darshan is opened to all the devotees from early morning 6.00 AM onwards and the Lalbaugcha Raja souvenir for 2017 was published. Lalbaugcha Raja Charan Sparsh is available for 24 hours from early morning 6.00 AM, Friday – 25th August 2017 onwards. The Charan Sparsh darshan will be closed on Monday – 4th September 2017, Morning 10.00 am.People of all faith visit Lalbaugch for Charan Sparsh( Touch Feet) and get blessing of Lord Ganesh. Lakhs of People are Standing in queue 24/7 to get the blessings of Lord Ganesh.
Routes -To reach here one can come from Chinchpokali or Byculla Station. (Depending upon the length of the line) The Mukh Darshan queue is also reachable from Cotton Green Station on Harbour Railway.) Ganpati Bappa Morya.
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