Video: Here's the first look of Lalbaugcha Raja

With just a few days to go before the commencement of Ganeshotsav, here's the first look of one of Mumbai's most famous Sarvajanik Ganpatis, Lalbaugcha Raja

With just a few days to go before Ganeshotsav starts, mediapersons were allowed to click a few pictures and videos of Lalbaugcha Raja before they covered the idol’s face.

Here's the first look of one of Mumbai's most famous Sarvajanik Ganpatis, Lalbaugcha Raja.

Lalbaugcha Raja
First look of Lalbaugcha Raja 2015. PIC/BIPIN KOKATE

HERE'S THE VIDEO OF LALBAUGCHA RAJA 2015:

Organised by Lalbaug Sarvajanik Ganeshostav mandal in Mumbai, prepartions are in full swing for the 11-day Ganeshotsav.

Lalbaugcha Raja 2015
First look of Lalbaugcha Raja 2015. PIC/BIPIN KOKATE

While every corner of Mumbai will see Ganpati Mandals with big and small creatively carved out idols, Lalbaugcha Raja is one of the oldest. It was founded in 1934 and sees a large turnout since this idol of Lord Ganesha is considered 'Navsacha Ganpati', which means the fulfiller of all wishes.

Chinchpokli-based Kambli Arts has been making the popular idol since 1935.

Organised by Lalbaug Sarvajanik Ganeshostav mandal in Mumbai, prepartions are in full swing for the 11-day Ganeshotsav.

While every corner of Mumbai will see Ganpati Mandals with big and small creatively carved out idols, Lalbaugcha Raja is one of the oldest. It was founded in 1934 and sees a large turnout since this idol of Lord Ganesha is considered 'Navsacha Ganpati', which means the fulfiller of all wishes.

Lalbaugcha Raja
First look of Lalbaugcha Raja 2015. PIC/BIPIN KOKATE

This year, the Lalbaugcha Raja will have a Bollywood set to call home. Media reports say renowned Bollywood art director Nitin Chandrakant Desai has designed a giant 'sheesh mahal' (crystal palace) that will be Lord Ganpati's home for the next few days. 

Some other famous Ganpati Mandals of Mumbai

Mumbaicha Raja: This one is considered as the oldest Ganpati Pandal in the city as it started the tradition in the late 1920s.
At: Ganesh Galli, Parel.

Khetwadi Ganraj: This Ganesh pandal has won several awards and is considered to be one of the most spectacular Ganesh idols in the city. 
At: 12th Lane Khetwadi, Girgaum.

Andhericha Raja: Every year this Ganpati Pandal replicates themes and people specially visit the pandal to see them.
At: Veera Desai Road, Azad Nagar, Andheri (W)

Girgaoncha Raja: It's the tallest, eco-friendly idol made of clay. Unlike the regular idols which are made out of Plaster of Paris, this idol is made of Shadu clay, a special type imported from West Bengal. 
At: Girgaon Chowpatty.

GSB Samaj Ganeshotsav: The richest Ganesh idol in the city because of the huge quantity of gold used to adorn the idol along with a 22 karat gold-plated throne and precious jewels. The Goud Saraswat Brahmin Samaj started the festival in 1955.
At: Ram Mandir, Wadala

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