Bollywood celebrities are welcoming Lord Ganesha at their homes and celebrating the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi with full enthusiasm. Shilpa Shetty Kundra and husband Raj Kundra, Sonu Sood, Ekta Kapoor, Tusshar Kapoor, Divya Dutta, Karanvir Bohra, and others celebrate the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi with their families and friends. From top B-town stars to directors, everyone celebrates this festival with equal fervour. Watch this video as your favourite Bollywood stars worship the lord with happiness and style.
Ganpati festival is here and it is time for one of the biggest celebrations of the year. The city of Mumbai has turned into a place of godliness and sanctity. Vibrant decorations, traditional attire, sweet meats and chants in the praise of lord Ganesha have filled the air of Mumbai. What further brings life into the festival are the pandals which turn into spectacular showground for extravagant festivities. Every Ganesh Chaturthi, millions of devotee throngs to numerous pandals in the city to soak into the devotion and worship lord Ganesha. Here is a list of most famous Ganpati pandals in the city which are a must visit.
Here’s the first look at the Lalbaugcha Raja Mukh Darshan ceremony. The Mukh Darshan ceremony is organised every year by the mandal. Lalbaugcha Raja is the most famous Ganesha in Mumbai and is the most visited Ganpati Pandal in the world. Millions of people visit this Ganesha every day during the 11-day festival. Formerly known as 'Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav Mandal’, it was founded in 1934. Lalbaugcha Raja is also known as Navsacha Ganpati – the fulfiller of all wishes. In 2018, Lalbaugcha Raja will complete its 85th year. Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated on September 13 this year.
Here's an exclusive look at the festivities at Lalbaugcha Raja in Mumbai on day 1 of Ganesh Chaturthi in 2017. Watch the full video
People in Mumbai welcomed a massive idol of Lord Ganesha ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi which will begin on September 13. As colourfully and joyfully Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated, people danced with same enthusiasm while welcoming Ganpati. The 10-day long festival is celebrated with much fervor across Maharashtra, Goa, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
It’s the time of the year when Mumbai’s beloved Bappa comes for his annual visit. Decorated Pandals, rhythmic nagadas and festival fervour will be sweeping the city soon. However, post the sweetness of Modaks, what will be left is the bitter aftertaste of dumping non-biodegradable idols in the sea. Subsequently, idols made of Plaster of Paris that are toxic for under-water ecology will go straight into the local water bodies. Can we do something about it? This Ganesh Chaturthi, go green with your celebration. As Mumbai gears up for Ganesh Chaturthi, we bring to you five artists in Mumbai who have been paving the way towards greener celebrations by promoting unique eco-friendly Ganeshas. This video explores all the places where Mumbaikars can shop for unique eco-friendly Ganeshas.
Ragini Khanna does something very interesting to enjoy Ganpati Visarjan in Mumbai. Watch this video to CelebRateMumbai with Ragini Khanna as she talks about her love for Mumbai
On the last day of Ganesh Chaturthi, Ranbir Kapoor joined his dad Rishi Kapoor, uncles Randhir and Rajeev Kapoor for Ganpati visarjan procession. Watch video
Bubbly girl Alia Bhatt's latest Instagram picture is just too cute for words! The 'Dear Zindagi' star went into a throwback mode and shared a childhood photo on social media where she is seen eating. She captioned the adorable picture as, "This is why you don't interrupt me while I'm eating." On the work front, Alia has resumed the shooting of Meghna Gulzar's 'Raazi' in Patiala with co-star Vicky Kaushal.
After gracing homes and pandals for 10 days, Maharashtra’s favorite deity, Ganpati bappa, was immersed at various places in the state. An aarti was performed by the devotees in Mumbai’s Lalbaugcha Raja before the immersion process. Meanwhile, in Pune, devotees chanting mantras carried the Lord Ganesh idol for immersion. In Mumbai’s Pratikhsha Nagar, an artificial pond was created by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation to bid adieu to Ganpati Bappa for his return to his humble abode of Mount Kailash to Parvati and Shiva.
The priests performed the final aarti of Mumbai's Lalbaugcha Raja before taking it out for visarjan. Watch video here
Watch this video to see how Bollywood and Marathi actress Sonali Kulkarni celebrated Ganesh Utsav at her home and the unique decoration she did for Ganpati Bappa!
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Poonam Pandey, Urvashi Rautela and Bappi Lahiri visit Mumbai's popular Andheri Cha Raja pandal during Ganesh Chaturthi. Watch the video here...
Newly-wedded couple Neil Nitin Mukesh and wife Rukmini Sahay celebrated their first Ganesh Chaturthi together. Watch this video for more details
Bollywood actor Sonu Sood offered his devotion to Lord Ganesha and celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi with his family in Mumbai. Watch video
Veteran Bollywood actor Jeetendra and son Tusshar Kapoor celebrate Ganpati festival at their residence in Mumbai. Take a look
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