Some interesting facts about Lalbagcha Raja 2017 & Lalbagcha Raja 2017 Theme - Live Aarti Darshan

Ganesh Chaturthi 2017 s just round the corner. Mumbai's most popular Ganpati celebrations are held at Lalbaug with its most amazing Ganesha idol named Lalbaugcha Raja.The Lalbaugcha Raja, King of Lalbaug, is undoubtedly the most famous Ganesh statue in Mumbai. The mandal was founded in 1934, and has grown to be the most visited one in the city.


Location: GD Ambedkar Road, Lalbaug (central Mumbai).
Waiting Time for Darshan: Can be 20 hours or more in the navas line. General line takes around five hours.
When to Visit: It's open around the clock. However, the busiest time is in the evening until midnight.
Nearest Railway Station: Walking distance from Lower Parel, Curry Road, and Chinchpolki stations.    

The most loved Ganesh mandal of Mumbai, Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvsajanik Ganeshotsav mandal revealed the first glimpse of idol on Monday. Thousands of devotees gathered together to get a first glimpse to Lalbaugcha Raja, which is celebrating 84th year this time. Here are some interesting facts.
 
➤This year, the Ganesh idol is sculpted in Korma avatar, which is second avatar of Lord Vishnu.
 
➤The Raja rests a tortoise throne at the backrest (prabhaval) designed by Nitin Desai, a famous art director and production designer from Bollywood, of a Jodhaa Akbar and Devdas fame.

➤Lalbaugcha Raja was founded in 1934 and is also considered ‘Navsacha Ganpati’, which means the fulfiller of all wishes

➤According to official website, the Lalbaugcha Raja will be inaugurated on Thursday, August 25, 2017 early in the morning at 4 am.
 
➤The pooja and pratishtahpana was done by Mandal President Balasaheb Kamble.
 
➤The Lalbaugcha Raja darshan will be opened to all devotees from early morning 6 am.
 
➤The aarti will take place at 12.30 pm and 8.30 pm every day.

Lalbagcha Raja 2017 Theme

The idol has been sculptured to resemble Korma, the second avatar of Lord Vishnu. 

A golden palace provides the backdrop. 

The particular aspect of Hindu mythology that's being highlighted this year is the tortoise, which signifies longevity.

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