Ganpati Visarjan 2023: Lalbaugcha Raja’s visarjan was done this morning at 9:20 am. The procession, which began at 11 a.m. on Thursday, moved through the city and reached Girgaon Chowpatty for immersion at around 8.30 on Friday
Lalbaugcha Raja idol. Screengrab/Midday
Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesh idol visarjan was done this morning at 9:20 am. The procession, which began at 11 a.m. on Thursday, moved through the city and reached Girgaon Chowpatty for immersion at around 8.30 on Friday.
The Lord Ganesh idol from Lalbaugcha Raja was brought for immersion by a large number of people. A huge crowd of people was seen dancing and playing with colours.
Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of Lord Ganesha. It is one of the most popular Hindu festivals. It is celebrated for 10 days and it is believed that during this time Lord Ganesha arrives on earth with his mother, Goddess Parvati, and showers blessings on the people.
On Anant Chaturdashi, devotees wish Bappa goodbye in the hope that he will visit their houses the next year to bestow blessings.
The Hindu lunar calendar's sixth month, Bhadrapada, or Ganesh Chaturthi, begins on the fourth day of that month. The ten-day festival ends on the fourteenth day of the month, which is referred to as Chaturdashi. Interestingly, the day set aside for worshipping Lord Vishnu falls on the day after Ganeshotsav, the festival honouring Lord Ganesh.
The Lord Ganesh idols were carried out of pandals for their final journey into the Arabian Sea and other bodies of water as devotees gathered along the procession routes to witness the event. Music, dance, and sincere prayers were performed beside these idols, which were displayed in a variety of shapes and sizes.
The history of the Lalbaugcha Raja is quite famous as it is the popular Ganesh idol of Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal, located at Putlabai Chawl, a place of worship founded in 1934.
The Lalbaugcha Raja Ganapati idol has been taken care of by the Kambli family for over eight decades.
Ganesh Chaturthi is a ten-day festival that starts on the fourth day of the Hindu lunisolar calendar month 'Bhadrapada' and this year the festival commenced on September 19. This auspicious ten-day festival starts with 'Chaturthi' and ends on 'Anantha Chaturdashi'.