Lalbaugcha Raja, or Lalbaghcha Raja, in Mumbai is one of the most popular Ganesh Pandals in Mumbai during Ganeshotsav.
Located at Lalbaug in Mumbai, the Ganesh idol erected here during Ganesh Chaturthi festival is popularly known as Lalbaugcha Raja. It is visited by millions of people during the 12-day Ganesh Chaturthi festival.
Lalbaugcha Raja – 2010
“LALBAUGCHA RAJA (The Emperor of Lalbaug)” is name of the popular Ganesh Idol of “LALBAUGCHA RAJA SARVAJANIK GANESHOTSAV MANDAL”. The preparations for Ganeshotsav 2010 have been already started since June 2010. In order to offer proper DARSHAN of the Lalbaugcha Raja to its devotees, necessary arrangements are being made by the Mandal. the Mandal tries to take necessary precautions so that no inconvenience is caused to the devotees. Approximately 1800 residents have been appointed as “SAHAKARI SABHASAD” (Special Volunteers) to help the Mandal in managing the Ganeshotsav. Along with them, a team of about 5000 other volunteers is also ready to help the devotees. A special ‘Disaster Management Training’ is imparted to some volunteers to handle any unforeseen calamity. Arrangements for Ganeshotsav 2010:
The arrangements for the devotees, who wish to make or fulfill a vow to the Lalbaugcha Raja, is similar to the arrangements made for Ganeshotsav 2009. This queue viz. NAVAS Line will take the following route:- Dinshaw Petit Lane – G.D. Ambekar Marg – Dr. Vijay Walimbe Road, Parel Village – Guru Rani Chowk, Parel.
This year the Mandal has made a special Air-conditioned Pandal arrangement for the devotees of Navas Queue in BMC & MHADA Ground. These grounds are made available to the Mandal by Hon’ble Mayor of Mumbai Mrs. Shraddha Shridhar Jadhav & Shri Sachinbhau Ahir, Minister of State, Govt. of Maharashtra.
The arrangements for other devotees who want to have MUKH DARSHAN of the Lalbaugcha Raja will be similar to the arrangements made for Ganeshotsav 2009. The queue for the MUKH DARSHAN will take the route:- Chhatrapati Shivaji Ground (Garam Khada) – Dr.B.A. Road – Dattaram Lad Marg – T.B. Kadam Marg – Add’l C.P. office – Dr. B.A. Road – Byculla Station.
Arrangements have been made in both the queues so that the devotees are not faced with any inconvenience in the queue.
Visit Lalbaughcha Raja Official Website for details and times