Ganeshotsav, the most awaited festival of the year has begun and festivities can be witnessed at every corner of the street. Devotees welcomed Ganpati on September 13, 2018, and the celebrations continue for the next 10 days. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with great pomp and fervour in Mumbai. The city's most popular Ganpati pandal at Lalbaug receives millions of people from across the country.
Prayers begin with morning darshan and aarti at 6:00 am which is attended by thousands of people. You can watch the morning aarti of Lalbaugcha Raja online here. Catch live telecast and streaming of ongoings at Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal day 5 on their YouTube official channel. Lalbaugcha Raja which is in its 84th year was first installed on September 12, 1934. Ganeshotsav 2018: 7 Popular Ganpati Pandals in Mumbai to Visit This Festive Season.
Lalbaugcha Raja Charan Sparsh is available for 24 hours from early morning 6.00 AM, Thursday 13th September 2018 onwards. The darshan will be closed on Saturday 22nd September 2018, from 10.00 AM. The idol is welcomed with special prayers, music and dance with elaborate worship for ten days. After which the Ganpati idol is immersed in water on the auspicious day of Anant Chaturdashi. Best Anup Jalota Ganpati Bhajans and Songs: Ganesh Vandana to Ganpati Chalisa, Listen to these Devotional Tracks for Ganeshotsav 2018
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Lalbaugcha Raja which can be translated to the King of Lalbaug holds a lot of emotion among the people of Mumbai. People wait in long queues extending up to 2 kms to catch a glimpse of the installation and receive blessings. Thousands of people visit the pandal as it is believed that Lalbaugcha Raja fulfils wishes of his devotees.
While Ganeshotsav which marks the birth of Lord Ganesha, it began as a community festival after in the 19th century after a public appeal by Indian freedom fighter Lokmanya Tilak. He urged the people to gather and celebrate it as an event showing our oneness as the British government was against Indian gatherings.