Lalbaugcha Raja 2018 Mumbai Highlights: Here’s how Mumbai is celebrating the homecoming of Ganesh

Lalbaugcha Raja 2018 Mumbai Highlights: Here’s how Mumbai is celebrating the homecoming of Ganesh

Ganesh Chaturthi 2018, Lalbaugcha Raja 2018 Mumbai highlights: This year, the celebration kicks off from today and is the case, idols are making their way to homes, a platter full of modak and other sweets are being prepared. We bring you the highlights of how Mumbai is celebrating the homecoming of Ganesh.

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Ganesh Chaturthi 2018 falls on September 13 this year. (Photo: Prashant Nadkar)

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.

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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.

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African drummers take to the festival.

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Seeing the idol on the first day

Many braved the crowd and saw the idol on the first day itself.

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. 

The Ganesh idol that is believed to 'fulfill every wish’

It is believed that the idol at  Lalbaugcha Raja fulfills everyone’s wishes.

Darshan at Lalbaugcha Raja

Darshan of the Ganesh idol was a grand affair.

First look of the Ganesh idol at Lalbaugcha Raja

In case you want to see the first look of the idol at Lalbaugcha Raja, here it is: 

The idol in all its glory

The Ganesh idol Lalbaugcha Raja is being celebrated in all its glory. 

People on social media are sharing photos of the Ganesh idol at Lalbaugcha Raja

Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations have just begun and many are sharing photos of the idol on social media.

Unreveiling of Ganesh at Lalbaugcha Raja

One of the biggest Ganesha idols in Mumbai, Lalbaugcha Raja has been unveiled.

The Lalbaugcha Raja idol was unveiled for a photoshoot ahead of the Ganapati festival at Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshostav Mandal in Mumbai. (Express photo by Prashant Nadkar)

Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Ganeshotsav, celebrates the birth of Lord Ganesh. On this day, people unite to celebrate Lord Ganesh. Ganesh is often considered as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. Among other cities, Mumbai is famous for organising some of the most famous Ganpati mandals. Several Bollywood celebrities too partake in the festival and bring the idol home. come together and celebrate this festival. The festival, that starts from today (September 13) ends after 10 days on Anant Chaturdashi, also known as Ganesh Visarjan day.