Ganeshotsav and Mumbai are two words that are almost synonyms for each other. The grand celebration of the festival in the city of dreams is something that is renowned nationally and internationally. And in Mumbai, the Lalbaugcha Raja Ganeshotsav Mandal is the center of attraction each year.
However, the Mandal has decided to not hold the celebrations this year. The Mandal has said that due to rising coronavirus COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra they have decided not to place Lord Ganesha’s Idol for the celebration of 11 days long festival. Rather they have decided to have something else during these 11 days.
“In view of the coronavirus pandemic this year, the Mandal has decided to hold blood donation and plasma donation Camp for 11 days instead of installing a Ganapati idol“, said Mangesh Dalvi treasurer of the Mandal. Established in 1934 Lalbaughcha Raja is one of the most popular Ganesh Pandal in Mumbai and the whole state.
It is said as King of Mannat as the prayers of devotees are surely heard who visit here during the 11-day festival. Last year around 1.25 crore devotees visited the King of Lalbagh and offered up to 9 crore rupees to Lord Ganesh.