Ganesh Chaturthi 2018, Lalbaugcha Raja 2018 Mumbai Highlights: One of the most anticipated festivals, Ganesh Chaturthi marks the day Lord Ganesha was born. The 10-day festivities for Ganesh Chaturthi, which falls on September 13 this year, are celebrated with much aplomb in Maharashtra. During the festivities, people from across the state visit various temples and Ganesh pandals, of which the best known is Lalbaugcha Raja. The Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal has been having a pandal for 85 years in a narrow lane of Lalbaug market in central Mumbai, and it’s one of the most celebrated and worshipped Ganesha idols.
As celebrations kick off from today and idols make their way to homes, Platters of modaks and other sweets are readied. We bring you highlights of how Mumbai is celebrating this year.
Celebrations will continue for 10 days as people usher in one of the most popular festivals. There will be a lot of rejoicing and celebrating in the coming days.
Ganesh Chaturthi LIVE UPDATES: Check out how Mumbai is celebrating, know the city's mood
Native African drummers play a fun tune on Ganesha Chaturthi
African drummers take to the festival.
Let it be India or Uganda, the celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with equal fervour everywhere.— VINOD KAMBLI (@vinodkambli349) September 13, 2018
The native African drummers playing to the tune of Ganpati Bappa Morya is the best thing one can hear this morning. #GanpatiBappaMorya #GaneshaChaturthi pic.twitter.com/sBjuvmsKYN
Bakers welcome Chocolate Ganesha in their home
The Bakers will immerse the Ganesha in milk and serve the choco milk to the poor kids. Here's to a sustainable celebration!
They are bakery owners they made chocolate Ganapati & will immerse in milk and serve chokomilk to the poor kids.What a brilliant idea No waste no pollution#GaneshChaturthi2018 pic.twitter.com/v80cbF7rRm
— Meenakshi pai🇮🇳 (@Meenakshipai) September 12, 2018
Seeing the idol on the first day
Devotees stand in a queue to catch a glimpse of the idol
As expected, devotees are not only standing in a queue to catch a glimpse of the idol.
4 hrs and still counting ..... In queue to worship our very own Lalbaugh cha Raja !! #LalbaugchaRaja #GaneshChaturthi2018 #GanpatiBappaMoryaa— Rupesh Bhatia (@RupeshBhatia85) September 12, 2018
Are hi shaan konaachi...
Lalbaugh chya.. Rajachi.... pic.twitter.com/ISQq0SrC6u
The Ganesh idol that is believed to 'fulfill every wish’
People on social media are sharing photos of the Ganesh idol at Lalbaugcha Raja
Unreveiling of Ganesh at Lalbaugcha Raja