Lalbaugcha Raja is the most famous Sarvajanik Ganapati,kept at Lalbaug, a prominent locality in Mumbai during Ganesh Chaturthi festival. The idol is kept for public display for 11 days thereafter it is immersed on the auspicious day of Anant Chaturdashi.
It is believed that this Idol of Lord Ganesha is Navsacha Ganpati which means the “one who fulfills all wishes” and hence over 1.5 million people visit this Ganesh Pandal daily during the 10-day Ganesha festival.
Undoubtedly, Lalbaugcha Raja is the most popular Ganpati Mandal in Mumbai & is currently in 83rd year of celebrations. The Mandal, formerly known as Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal, Lalbaug was founded in 1934 at Lalbaug Market.
This year, the Ganesha idol has been sculpted to resemble the Korma avatar — the second avatar of Lord Vishnu. The idol rests a tortoise throne against the backdrop designed Nitin Chandrakant Desai, a famous art director and production designer from Bollywood, of a Gajraj Mahal.
Reaching Lalbaugcha Raja_
If you stay in the Western Suburbs, take a Churchgate bound local train and get off at Lower Parel. Take a cab to reach your destination – Lalbaugcha Raja.
If you stay in the Central Suburbs, take a CST bound local train and get off at Parel or Currey Road. Take a cab to reach your destination.
If you stay in the Harbour line, take a CST bound train and get off at Kurla. Take a connecting train to Parel or Currey Road.
If you are in South Mumbai, take a train from CST to Currey Road or Parel and then take a cab to Lal Baug.
Address: Putlabai Chawl, Lalbaug, Mumbai.
Darshan will be available for 24 hours from early morning 6.00 AM, Friday – 25th August 2017 onwards to Monday – 4th September 2017.