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Ganesh Chaturthi 2022: Facts about Mumbai's 14-feet-tall Lalbaugcha Raja

Published on Sep 03, 2022 09:47 AM IST
  • The 10-day-long festival of Ganesh Chaturthi began on August 31 across the country. It is celebrated every year on the fourth day of the Hindu lunisolar calendar month Bhadrapada. Out of the several Mandals in Maharashtra, the Lalbaugcha Raja gets special attention due to its unique idol of Lord Ganesha.
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The Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal (located at Putlabai Chawl), founded in 1934, installs the city's most famous Lord Ganesh idol called Lalbaugcha Raja. Here are a few facts about the Lalbaugcha Raja you probably didn't know about.(ANI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 03, 2022 09:47 AM IST

The Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal (located at Putlabai Chawl), founded in 1934, installs the city's most famous Lord Ganesh idol called Lalbaugcha Raja. Here are a few facts about the Lalbaugcha Raja you probably didn't know about.(ANI)

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The sculptor behind this masterpiece is Ratnakar Kambli Jr. The Kambli family has been making the idol of Lord Ganesh for almost 87 years now.(ANI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 03, 2022 09:47 AM IST

The sculptor behind this masterpiece is Ratnakar Kambli Jr. The Kambli family has been making the idol of Lord Ganesh for almost 87 years now.(ANI)

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Ratnakar Kambli Jr's grandfather made the idol for the first time in 1935, paying tribute to the timeless spirit of Lalbaugcha Raja.(ANI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Ratnakar Kambli Jr's grandfather made the idol for the first time in 1935, paying tribute to the timeless spirit of Lalbaugcha Raja.(ANI)

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When the idol was made in 1935, it was only 5 feet. Over the years, the size kept increasing and today it is 14 feet.(ANI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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When the idol was made in 1935, it was only 5 feet. Over the years, the size kept increasing and today it is 14 feet.(ANI)

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For the first time since 1934, Lalbaugcha Raja has to call off the grand festivities in 2020 due to Covid-19. After a gap of two years, the Mandal has reopened for devotees to seek blessings from Lord Ganesha again.(ANI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 03, 2022 09:47 AM IST

For the first time since 1934, Lalbaugcha Raja has to call off the grand festivities in 2020 due to Covid-19. After a gap of two years, the Mandal has reopened for devotees to seek blessings from Lord Ganesha again.(ANI)

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Those who cannot visit the Mandal can do their darshan online from their official YouTube channel where they go live.(PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 03, 2022 09:47 AM IST

Those who cannot visit the Mandal can do their darshan online from their official YouTube channel where they go live.(PTI)

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