Lalbaugcha Raja 2018 First Look: The Ganeshotsav festival with Ganesh Chaturthi is falling on September 13, 2018. All people are busy decorating their houses, all prepping up for the grand welcome of Lord Ganesha. But along with the household Ganpati celebrations, the city of Mumbai has several famous Ganesh Pandals which hold the celebrations for the public. The Lalbaugcha Raja is definitely among the top famous Ganesh idols in not just the city, but across the states. Devotees come from across the world to pay their respects and seek blessings of the Lord Ganesh. The idol remains the same every year and they change the motifs a bit, maybe in the colour or form. The first look of Lalbaughcha Raja 2018 is out.
Common man, celebrities and industrialists all pay a visit to this Ganpati and seek blessings. Almost 1.5 million people come here every day on an average, so you can guess the devotion and faith people have on this particular deity. Mumbai is the most visited and most talked about in the city and there are special queues, that go on for hours to just get a glimpse of the idol.
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.