Ganesh Utsav 2019: 8 Mandals that you must visit

Ganesh Utsav 2019: Lalbaugcha Raja to Ganesh Gali, eight mandals that you must visit

Ganesh Utsav 2019: 8 Mandals that you must visit

Ganesh Chaturthi is being celebrated across the country with much fervour. ‘On this occasion, Kakad Aarti’ was performed at the Shree Siddhivinayak Temple. It is a 10-day festival, during which people visit their near and dear ones and exchange good wishes. Lord Ganesha is revered as the remover of obstacles and the one who bestows peace and harmony to his patrons.

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It is believed that Lord Ganpati loves Modaks and is presented as bhog. During, these 10 days people also visit various mandals to get a glimpse of their favourite God. Here are seven Mandals that are an absolute must visit

Lalbaugcha Raja 

Lalbaugcha Raja is one of the most popular and worshipped idols in Mumbai. This year, this Sarvajanik Ganapati is celebrating one of the country's popular achievement, Chandrayaan 2. In the backdrop behind the idol are visuals of Chandrayaan 2 and space. In a recent event, the theme of this year, along with this year's idol was revealed, where many media professionals were invited to seek his first blessings. The event began in a dramatic manner along with the smoke effects and visuals behind Bappa focusing on the space, planets and a lot more related subjects. His attire during this event was also designed keeping the Chandrayaan 2 theme in mind.

Chinchpoklicha Chintamani 

The iconic Chinchpoklicha Chintamani was the first to have a grand arrival procession in the city on August 11. This Ganesh Chaturthi is indeed a special one for this mandal as they will be celebrating their 100th year.

Founded in 1919, Chinchpokli's Chintamani is one of the major attractions for Mumbaikars and visitors along with Lalbaugcha Raja, Ganesh Gully and Khetwadi. The idol is prepared in the workshop at Parel and the 'Aagman Sohla' that is held much before the festival is one of its specificity.

This time around, they have also made a grand 75 feet high Shivling right at their entrance.

Girgaoncha Raja

Established in 1928, Girgaoncha Raja has been keeping eco-friendly ganpati idols that are made of clay. The idol is sculpted by Rajender Patkar and its standout point is the Kolhapuri style raja pheta, which is placed on the head and is around 5.5 feet tall and its width is around 7 feet. In the initial years, the idol was just 8 feet tall but it is 22 feet tall now.

Ganesh Galli or Mumbaicha Raja

Interestingly, this mandal is situated only a couple lanes from Lalbaugcha Raja. The pandals in Ganesh Galli have followed the theme of 'temples' since 2002. This year, Ganesh Galli has constructed a pandal of Ram Mandir wherein they are showcasing how the temple look like from the imagination of the devotees. Ganesh Galli will be celebrating its 92nd year with the theme of Ram Mandir and the architecture will be constructed by eco-friendly material.

Khetawadi cha Raja

It is another mandal known for its unusual themes.

GSB Wadala

One of the richest Ganpati mandals across Mumbai. The idol is a sight to behold as its hand, legs and hips are made of pure Gold and it is decorated with diamonds.

Fortcha Icchapurti Ganesh 

This mandal has a long legacy attached to it. Its inception dates back to the pre-independence times

Umarkhadi Cha Raja

This is another popular mandal that is must visiting. The idol for this year’s celebration have been made by Ankush Kambli

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