Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Lalbaugcha Raja's visarjan photos, videos and more
As Mumbaikars bid adieu to Lalbaugcha Raja, catch all the photos of the Visarjan procession here
Mumbai's most famous Ganesh idol Lalbaugcha Raja's visarjan procession started today morning at Lalbaug. Lalbaugcha Raja was founded by the 'Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal, Lalbaug back in 1934 at the Lalbaug market. Lalbaugcha Raja often has a large turnout since this idol of Lord Ganesha is considered 'Navsacha Ganpati', which means the fulfiller of all wishes. The Kamble family, who have a workshop, Kambli Arts, in Lalbaug has organised the Lalbaugcha Raja for the past 8 decades.
Ratnakar Kambli first began the organising of the Ganesh idol in 1935, but after he passed away in 1952, it was his oldest son Venkatesh who took his place. Currently, it is the family head Ratnakar Kambli who has taken over. Kambli arts first creates the Ganesh Chaturthi idol at the workshop, after which it is assembled and painted at the pandal at Lalbaug. The Lalbaugcha Raja idol is about 20 feet tall.
The procession of Lalbaugcha Raja takes the following traffic route: Bharat Mata Theater, Sane Guruji Marg, Byculla Railway Station, Clare Road, Nagpada, Dunkan Road, Don Taki, Sant Sena Maharaj Marg (Kumbharwada), Suthar Gully, Madhav Baug, C.P. Tank, V.P. Road, Opera House, Girgaum Chowpatty. The immersion of Mumbai's most famous idol happens at 8 am the next morning, using a special raft.
Here are a few glimpses of the visarjan process of 'Lalbaugcha Raja:
The different avatars of Lalbaugcha Raja over the course of the 10-day long festival of Ganesh Chaturthi
The idol of Lalbaugcha Raja left for its final journey from Lalbaug, Parel in the morning around 11 am amidst heavy police bandobast
Lalbaugcha Raja's visarjan procession reaches under the Lalbaug flyover bridge as devotees seek blessings of Lord Ganesha
Thousands of devotees are seen following the final journey of Lalbaugcha Raja as Mumbai bids adieu to Lord Ganesha on the eve of Anant Chaturthi
Lalbaugcha Raja gets the flower shower as the procession moves out of the Lalbaug area. Thousands of devotees of Lord Ganesha are seen celebrating Ganesh visarjan with great pomp and fervour
Twitter user Jaydeep Ghosh shared this picture and captioned: Ganpati Bappa Morya Pudhchya Varshi Lavkar Yaa
Lalbaughcha Raja visarjan procession moves forward as thousands of devotees throng the streets of Mumbai to get the last glimpse of Mumbai's most famous Ganesh idol Lalbaugcha Raja
An Instagram user has also shared the video of the visarjan procession of 'Lalbaugcha Raja'
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Another Instagram user by the name of Darshan Kamat shared a video where Lalbaugcha Raja receives a flower shower:
Another Instagram user by the name of Madhav Shirsat shared a video where thousands of devotees are seen trying to capture the last glimpse of Lalbaugcha Raja on their phones and in their memories:
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Here's a live coverage of the visarjan procession of 'Lalbaugcha Raja':
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