Mumbai: The Abhudaya nagar residents of Cotton Greens area have welcomed their ‘Abhyudaya Nagarcha Raja’ in its 60th year in a royal and grand Mysore Palace where lakhs of devotees are coming in to offer prayers. The Mumbaikars have a great smile on their faces these 11 days of the Ganesh festival.
The residents have come up with a concept of Mysore Palace making it convenient for the citizens who cannot make up to visit Mysore. And the fund collected in 11 days is used for a social cause and donated to the needy people. Rahul Devkar, secretary of the Mandal, said, “We donate the collected fund to the needy ones and also have kept the entry open for all the devotees who wish to perform special pujas and bhajans.”
The overall cost of the entire palace is estimated to Rs 20 lakh and it took about two months to complete the work. Devkar further added, “There are more than 600 volunteers and 30 CCTVs been put up for security reasons.”
“This Sunday, we have organised a free blood donation and health check-up camp for the residents as well as the devotees,” added Devkar.
The royal ambience were the Raja is sitting has fun and fair activities and a lot of B-town celebrities have been coming down to offer prayers in the Mandal.