The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is
celebrated every year with great pomp and enthusiasm. During this, Gajanan is
enshrined from the temple in the houses and localities. On Ganesh Chaturthi, the
whole atmosphere gets immersed in the devotion of Lord Ganapati.
Ganesh Utsav is a 10-day festival, in
several cities, the idol of Ganapati is installed, and grand pandals are
decorated. During these ten days, Ganpati's cheers are heard resonating
everywhere, there is gaiety all over the country with the gusto of the idols of
Ganesh Ji. Some people go to Maharashtra for the special Ganesh festival which
is celebrated on a large scale in Mumbai. Ganesh pandals will be found all over
Mumbai during Ganesh Utsav, people from all over the country come to see these
pandals during Ganesh Utsav. If you also want to visit Ganpati, then
Maharashtra is the best place for it. Here you can hop to one and then another
pandal for Ganpati Puja. Ganesh Chaturthi started on 31st August and will end
with Ganpati Visarjan on 9th September. Therefore, one last day you must visit
these 5 pandals If you haven’t visited yet.
This is the most famous Ganesh pandal.
It started in 1934. This pandal attracts a maximum number of devotees in
Mumbai. Every day lakhs of devotees come to this pandal for darshan. Here there
are two lines for the devotees, Navas and General Line. The Navas line is for
those who wish to worship under the idol of the deity, while the general line
is slightly away from the idol.
How to reach: This pandal is located on GD Ambedkar Road in
Lal Bagh Market, Mumbai. You can get down at Chinchpokli, Curry Road, or Lower
Parel station to reach here.
2. GANESH GALI
MUMBAI CHA RAJA
This pandal is only a short distance
away from Lalbaugcha Raja pandal. This pandal was started in 1928. This is one
of the most famous Ganesh pandals in Mumbai. It is made every year based on a
theme. Here replicas of famous temples of India are made.
How to reach: You can get down at Chinchpokli, Curry Road,
or Lower Parel station to reach here. The pandal is within walking distance
3. KHETWADI CHA
There are about 13 lanes in Khetwadi
where Ganesh Pandal is installed in each street but the 12th street pandal is
more famous. A 40 feet high Ganesh idol was made here in 2000. Who was dressed
in real gold ornaments? This circle was started in 1959.
How to reach: The nearest railway station is Charni Road
and Sandhurst Road station. From here you can reach this pandal by walking for
15 minutes or you can take a cab from the station.
4. GSB SERVICE
KINGS CIRCLE GANPATI
It is also called the Gold Ganesh
because the Ganesh idol here is dressed in pure gold ornaments that weigh more
than 60 kg. This mandal was started in 1954 by a Brahmin family from Karnataka.
A special feature of this mandal is that the Ganesh idol here is made
eco-friendly and is made of clay.
How to reach: The nearest railway station here is the
Wadala station on the Harbor line. From here, this pandal can be reached on
foot in about 15 minutes.
5. ANDHERI CHA
Andheri cha Raja is as important to Mumbai suburbs as Lalbaugcha Raja has to South Mumbai. This
pandal is very famous. Many people come here during the ten days of Ganesh Utsav. The
decoration here is unique in itself. Ganpati pandals are decorated here every
year since 1966 by the workers of three reputed companies. The idol of this
mandala is not that huge but has the reputation for fulfilling wishes. Every
year this Mandal has a different theme of its Pandal.
How to reach: For the darshan of Andheri Cha Raja, you can
either get down at Andheri Railway Station or get down at Azad Nagar Metro
Station and go to Andheri Sports Complex.