Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Mandals Insure the Ganpati Idols for up to Rs 600 Crore; Lalbaugcharaja Gets 25 Crore Insurance Cover
Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Mandalas Insure the Ganpati Idols for up to Rs 600 Crore; Lalbaugcharaja Gets 25 Crore Insurance Cover. (Photo Credit : Wikipedia)

While Ganesh Utsav is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm and fanfare in our country, it also involves a lot of money that the devotees religiously spend to celebrate Ganeshotsav and complete its puja rituals the right way. As soon as the Ganesh Chaturthi festival set to begin in Maharashtra from September 13, organisers are leaving no stone unturned to have a perfect celebration. But did you know of the insurance cover for the Ganesh idols in Mumbai? Ganesha Chaturthi 2018: Stories & Legends About Lord Ganesh and Why His Birth Is Celebrated With Such Fanfare In India

According to reports by Moneycontrol their sources claim that "all the mandals (organisers) put together have taken about Rs 600 crore of insurance cover this season." This, however, is a whopping 20 per cent jump in comparison to the previous year. Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: List of Puja Items Required for Ganpati Sthapana This Ganeshotsav

GSB Seva Mandal that is the richest Ganesh Mandal in the city of Mumbai has alone taken up to Rs 264.74 crore insurance cover and it includes personal accident, jewellery, personal accident policy for devotees and workers and even third-party liabilities due to earthquake, terrorism, etc. Also, its idol is ornamented with about 90 kg of Gold and the insurance comes into play right from the moment Bappa's jewellery is withdrawn from the bank's locker and will be valid till the last day that is the 28th of September. Ganesh Chaturthi 2018 Sthapana Muhurat: Auspicious Time, Puja Vidhi For Vinayaka Chaturthi

Even in the case of Lalbaugcha Raja that is the city's most famous Ganesh mandala and has taken an insurance of about 25 crores. The smaller mandals also take up insurance covers of different amounts. Ganpati 2018 Date: Significance, History, Importance, Rituals & Why is the Festival of Lord Ganesha Celebrated for 10 Days