Ganesh Chaturthi 2019: Ganpati Bappa Morya! Lalbaugcharaja
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi! Ganpati Bappa Morya!
With just two days to go for Ganesh Chaturthi 2019, Mumbai’s popular Lalbaugcha Raja’s first look was revealed on Friday night. Devotees cheered as the curtains to the much-awaited majestic Ganesha idol were lifted. To give a contemporary look to the famous pandal, the Chandrayaan-2 launch was chosen as the theme this year. The Lalbaugcha Raja idol will be immersed on September 12. Before you head to the pandal for ‘mukh darshan’, here’s the first glimpse of Lalbaugcha Raja:
While Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most celebrated festivals in Mumbai, Lalbaugcharaja is the most awaited Ganpati pandal. The Lalbaughcha Raja pandal was founded in the year 1934 and it witnesses a stream of devotees during the 10-day-long Ganesh Chaturthi festival.
Watch First Look Of Mumbai’s Lalbaugcha Raja On Chandrayaan-2 Theme
The Ganesh Chaturthi 2019 Lalbaugcha Raja first look was unveiled today. Mumbaikars were given a visual treat to Lalbaughcha Raja on August 30, 2019. This year, the theme of Lalbaughcha Raja is Chandrayaan 2.
Lalbaugcharaja is also known as Navsacha Ganpati which means someone who fulfills all your wishes and hence it is one of the most visited pandals in the city during Ganeshotsav. This year’s theme of Lalbaugcha Raja is India’s second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2. Ganesh Chaturthi(Vinayaka chavithi) will be celebrated across India on September 2.
The first look of Ganpati shows a dynamic backdrop featuring a video clip of ISRO’s Chandrayaan launch and the solar system. Two artificial astronauts can also be seen around the Ganesha idol. A lunar rover is also dangled in front of the towering statue.
The 10-day-long Ganesh Chaturthi festivities see a large number of devotees at its pandal located in the Lalbaug market in Parel. After the end of the festival, devotees bid goodbye to their beloved “Bappa” and the Ganpati idol is immersed into the Arabian Sea.
The Kamble family in Lalbaug has been organizing the Lalbaugcha Raja for the past eight decades during Ganesh Chaturthi. The Lalbaugcha Raja idol is about 20 feet tall. The pandal is at Putlabai Chawl, next to Lalbaug Police Station in the Lalbaug market. It is accessible from Dadar, Parel, Chinchpokli, Byculla and Currey Road. It can also be accessed via BEST buses, taxis and private vehicles.
Standing at a height of 20 feet, Lalbaughcha Raja was first installed in the year 1934.