Every year during the ten-day Ganeshotsav starting with Ganesh Chaturthi festival, thousands and thousands of devotees flock Mumbai’s famous pandal at Lalbaug to catch a glimpse of Lalbaugcha Raja. The beautifully adorned pandal houses the most famous Sarvajanik Ganapati, the Navsacha Ganpati (which means the "one who fulfils all wishes"). Lalbaugcha Raja 2018 was first unveiled on September 11, and the first Mukh Darshan and Charan Sparsh took place on September 13 (on Ganesh Chaturthi). Now as the days’ long festivities wind up on Anant Chaturdashi and hours left for Ganesh Visarjan date and day to come, it is last chance for worshippers to do Lalbaugcha Raja Mukh Darshan & Charan Sparsh. Like the previous days, the live telecast and free streaming online of Ganpati pandal aarti is made available. Anant Chaturdashi 2018 Date & Time: Shubh Muhurat for Ganesh Visarjan For 10 Days Ganpati.
In 2018, Lalbaugcha Raja completed its 84 years after being first unveiled in 1934 at Lalbaug Market. What started off as a small pandal, the Ganesh idol of the 'Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal' has become a major attraction with devotees travelling from different parts of the country and even from foreign shores to seek blessings from Ganpati Bappa. As per the official website of Lalbaugcha Raja, the darshan, the Charan Sparsh (touch the feet) and Mukh Darshan for all devotees was made available for 24 hours from early morning 6.00 am IST, Thursday 13th September 2018 onwards to Saturday 22nd September 2018. Lalbaugcha Raja Visarjan Route 2018: Check Full Details & Traffic Advisory on Roads Covered Under Immersion Path.
Yes, it will not be available on Sunday, Anant Chaturdashi. Nevertheless, you can touch the feet by taking the following route during Ganesh Visarjan - Dinshaw Petit Lane – G.D. Ambekar Marg. To reach here, one can come from Lower Parel Station on Western Line and Curry Road Station on Central Line. Lalbaugcha Raja 2018 Mukh Darshan will be available on Saturday 22nd September 2018, Midnight 12.00 am IST.
Watch Video: LALBAUGCHA RAJA Evening Aarti on 22nd September 2018
More information on Mukh Darshan of Lalbaugcha Raja is provided on the website. It states the line will take the following route - Chhatrapati Shivaji Ground (Garam Khada) – Dr B. A. Road – Dattaram Lad Marg – T.B. Kadam Marg – Add’l C.P. office – Dr B. A. Road – RANI BAUG on Central Line. To reach here, one can come from Chinchpokali or Byculla Station. Depending upon the queue, the Mukh Darshan is also possible from Cotton Green station on Harbour Railway.
Lalbaugcha Raja Visarjan procession will start at 10.30 am on 23rd September 2018. Live telecast of the procession will be available for all the devotees on Mandal’s authorised social media platforms.
Lalbaugcha Raja Visarjan procession will start at 10.30 am on 23rd September 2018. Live telecast of the the procession will be available for all the devotees on Mandal’s authorised social media platforms #LalbaugchaRaja #AnantChaturdashi #GaneshChaturthi pic.twitter.com/NCAFpfkyPP
— Lalbaugcha Raja (@LalbaugchaRaja) September 22, 2018
Get ready to shout your lungs out with slogans such as “Ganpati Bappa Morya Agle Baras Tu Jaldi Aa” or “Ganpati Bappa Morya Urja Varshi Laukariya” on Ganesh Visarjan. How quickly the ten days passed by as it feels like we just invocated Lord Ganesh on Ganesh Chaturthi. The festivity spirit gripped the state as we celebrated Ganesha’s birthday with full devotion and happiness. We wish to see him make a quick return next year. Ganpati Bappa Morya!