Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Lalbaugcha Raja first look unveiled in Mumbai


About Lalbaugcha Raja:
It is known to be the most famous Ganesh idols 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 has a workshop, Kambli Arts, in Lalbaugh has organised the Lalbaughcha Raja for the past 8 decades.

Ratnakar Kambli was the first who started 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.