Ganeshotsav, one of the most popular festivals of Maharashtra has begun and festivities have once again filled the streets. One of the famous Ganpati pandals of Mumbai is Lalbaugcha Raja which receives millions of devotees every year. Devotees wait in long queues to catch a glimpse of the Ganpati idol which is believed to fulfil the wishes of his people. The pandal at Lalbaug which in 1934 is in its 84th year.
Prayers begin at 6:00 am and devotees can drop in any time at the Lalbaugcha Raja Charan Sparsh is available 24 hours till Friday. The darshan will be closed on Saturday, September 22, 2018, at 10:00 am. For those wanting to see the morning prayers, you can watch in the Lalbaugcha Raja online video below.
One can also catch live telecast and streaming of Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal day 6 on their YouTube official channel. Ganesh Chaturthi 2018 Goes Green: From Chocolate to Ganesha With Banana Flowers, These Eco-Friendly Ganpati Idols Are a Treat to Devotees
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In the 19th century, Ganesh Chaturthi began as a community celebration on the public appeal made by Indian freedom fighter Lokmanya Tilak. The public event was to show resistance to the British government which was against Indian gatherings. Tilak wanted people to show their contradiction to their rule. Lord Ganesha's 108 Names! From Vinayaka to Vighnaharta, Chant These Names During Ganesh Chaturthi 2018
Over the years, Ganeshotva is celebrated across the state in an elaborate manner. Devotees welcome Ganpati to their homes with major festivities on Ganesh Chaturthi and bid goodbye on the tenth day. The Ganpati idol is immersed in water on the tenth day called Anant Chaturdashi.