Ganesh Chaturthi is one of a major Hindu festival which is celebration to mark the birth of Lord Ganesha. Ganesh Chaurthi also known as Vinayak Chaturthi will begin from August 25. The auspicious festival begins from mid-August or mid-September and arrives on the fourth day Bhadarva Shukla-Paksh according to the Hindu calendar.
Lalbaugcha Raja is Mumbai’s most famous Ganpati darshan where devotees come in large number to get a glimpse of their beloved deity. Lalbaugcha Raja is kept for eleven days before being immersed on the auspicious day of Anant Chaturdashi.
Over a million people visit the Pandal daily and it’s believed that one’s wishes are fulfilled if one visits it. The first look of the Lalbaugcha Raja 2017 was unveiled on Monday at 7.00 PM.
Meanwhile, the festival is celebrated differently across Indian states. States of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana, Tamil Nadu etc. celebrate Ganesh Charuthi as one of their important festivals, where almost every household installs its own statue which is worshipped through the week. Every morning and evening, ‘aartis’ are done and Prasad is offered to Ganesha. In the end of the festival, the statues are immersed in the water bodies. The devotees sing songs and prayers in the name of Ganesha as the idols are carried to the sea and immersed.
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Devotees carry an idol of Hindu elephant god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity. During the festival, the idols will be taken through the streets in a procession accompanied by dancing and singing, and will be immersed in a river or the sea in accordance with the Hindu faith.