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OMG! This Mumbai mandal’s Ganesha is made from 1,00,101 agarbattis 


Mumbai: In this current scenario where people, as well as municipal corporations, are advising Ganesh mandals to keep eco-friendly Ganesha idol, Makba Chawl Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal in Byculla West has made a mark with their creative and unique form of Bappas every year. This year Makba Chawl Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal has kept Ganesha idol which is made of 1,00,101 agarbattis. Though the idol is made of plaster of Paris (PoP) the mandal has made it even more creative and effective by attaching the agarbattis on Ganpati Bappa.

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Thanks to its uniqueness, this Ganesha looks attractive and gives some kind of devotional satisfaction to our eyes. This is not the first time that this mandal has created this kind of Bappa. Since 12 years, the mandal has been creating a different kind of Ganesha idols. They have made Ganesha idols of Mentos mint candy, Tea powder, Japmalas (rosary), Betelnuts, Mussels, Groundnut pods, nine planets, rice, chalks, pulses, currency notes, pearls and so on.

Ganpati Festival has always been one of the most sacred and loved festivals of the world. Ever since Balgangadhar Tilak had started this festival which is popularly known as Ganeshotsav or Ganesh Chaturthi, people have been celebrating this festival every year with full of joy and beliefs. In fact, Lokmanya Tilak’s main motive was to gather people together and reduce the gap between higher and lower class people.

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And just like that, Indians have been taking his legacy forward by placing Lord Ganesha’s idols at sarvajanik pandals. In cities like Mumbai, Pune, Aurangabad, Thane and others, people celebrate this sarvajanik Ganeshotsav on a large scale and we find big Ganesha idols in the pandals. Well, if we talk about sarvajanik Ganeshotsav, many Ganpati Mandals have been keeping big and unique Ganesha idols in their pandals.

This is the specialty of Ganeshotsav, that people can see their favourite God in the different-different avatar. If you want to see this creative Ganesha idol of agarbatti, then do visit this place, which is at Byculla West, near S Bridge.

Ganpati Bappa Morya!!!