Ganesh Chaturthi flashback: A ride through the popular Ganesh idols of Khetwadi

Updated: Sep 06, 2019, 12:13 | Sunny Rodricks
  • Ganesh Chaturthi flashback: A ride through the popular Ganesh idols of Khetwadi

    In the Khetwadi area located in Girgaon, there are 13 lanes and a Ganesh pandal is seen in almost every lane, but the pandal in the 12th lane, which is also known as Khetwadicha Raja is said to be the most popular among all of them. In the file photo, one can see Khetwadicha Samrat in all its might and glory

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  • Ganesh Chaturthi flashback: A ride through the popular Ganesh idols of Khetwadi

    The huge idol of Khetwadi Cha Maharaja was seen in all it's might at Khetwadi area in Girgaon

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  • Ganesh Chaturthi flashback: A ride through the popular Ganesh idols of Khetwadi

    This unique Ganesh idol was located at the third cross lane of the Khetwadi. In the file photo, the unique Ganpati idol is seen showcasing the unique theme of the Sui Dhaaga's make in India concept

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  • Ganesh Chaturthi flashback: A ride through the popular Ganesh idols of Khetwadi

    This unique three-face idol of Lord Ganesha is a major attraction in Khetwadi area. The three-faced idol of Lord Ganesha was located at the 4th lane in the Khetwadi area

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  • Ganesh Chaturthi flashback: A ride through the popular Ganesh idols of Khetwadi

    The idol of Lord Ganesha is seen carrying a Trishul which is a weapon of Lord Shiva. The Ganpati idol was situated in the 5th lane of the Khetwadi area

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  • Ganesh Chaturthi flashback: A ride through the popular Ganesh idols of Khetwadi

    This huge idol of Lord Ganesha was situated in the 6th lane of Khetwadi area. The idol of Lord Ganesha was seen seated on top of the Lotus

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  • Ganesh Chaturthi flashback: A ride through the popular Ganesh idols of Khetwadi

    This beautiful idol of Lord Ganesha was located in the 6th lane of the Khetwadi area

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  • Ganesh Chaturthi flashback: A ride through the popular Ganesh idols of Khetwadi

    Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with much fanfare in the 10th lane of the Khetwadi area. The Ganpati Mandal over here was organised by Gopal Sarvjanik Ganesh Utsav Mandal

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  • Ganesh Chaturthi flashback: A ride through the popular Ganesh idols of Khetwadi

    This tall statue of Lord Ganesha was located in the 9th lane of the Khetwadi area. Popularly called as Khetwadicha Ganpati Mandal is celebrating its 69th year this year

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  • Ganesh Chaturthi flashback: A ride through the popular Ganesh idols of Khetwadi

    The Ganesh idol was situated in the 12th lane is also known as Khetwadicha Ekvismukhi. The Khetwadicha Ekivismukhi is worth visiting because of its decoration and the unique idol of Lord Ganesha which has 21 faces

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  • Ganesh Chaturthi flashback: A ride through the popular Ganesh idols of Khetwadi

    This huge idol of Lord Ganesha was situated in the Khetwadi area and is also known as Khetwadicha Lambodar

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  • Ganesh Chaturthi flashback: A ride through the popular Ganesh idols of Khetwadi

    Khetwadicha Raja is the Ganpati Idol that was located at the Khambata Lane in Khetwadi. The idol of Lord Ganesha is seen seated on the top of a snake

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  • Ganesh Chaturthi flashback: A ride through the popular Ganesh idols of Khetwadi

    The Ganesh idol of Khetwadi Vighnaharta Sarvjanik Ganesh Utsav Mandal is one of the oldest known Ganesh pandals in the city. Khetwadicha Vighnaharta is celebrating its 83rd year this time

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  • Ganesh Chaturthi flashback: A ride through the popular Ganesh idols of Khetwadi

    The award-winning Khetwadicha Ganraj is considered to be one of the most spectacular Ganesh idols in Mumbai. The Mandal was established way back in 1959 but found fame in 2000, when it made the highest Ganesh idol in Indian history, standing 40 feet tall. The idol is decked out in real gold jewellery and adorned with diamonds. The Ganesh idol is similar to that of Lalbaugcha Raja and was located in the 12th lane of the Khetwadi area. The Mandal is celebrating its 61st year this year

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  • Ganesh Chaturthi flashback: A ride through the popular Ganesh idols of Khetwadi

    Standing tall and proud is the Khetwadicha Maha Ganpati which has become a major attraction this year. The Ganesh idol of over here is in the form of a Peshwa (The Peshwa's served as the subordinates to Raja Shivaji Chhatrapati of the Maratha Empire)

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About The Gallery

The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is in full swing with much fervour and great pomp. Khetwadicha Raja is one of the oldest Ganesh pandals in Girgaon. In the Khetwadi area, there are 13 lanes and a Ganesh pandal is seen in almost every lane, but the pandal in the 12th lane, which is the Khetwadicha Raja is said to be the most popular among all of them. As chants of 'Ganpati Bappa Morya' fill the air, we take you on a joyful ride through the popular Ganpati idols of Khetwadi which is a centre of Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in Mumbai. (All Pictures Courtesy/ Hemant Belnekar)

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