Mumbai Pandals Readies for Special Ganesh Chaturthi

Lalbaugcha Raja, one of the crucial fashionable and visiter Ganesh idols in Mumbai, can have its theme across the Ayodhya Ram temple. Visits to Ganpati mandals had been restricted prior to now two years because of the Covid pandemic and other people had been solely allowed on-line darshan.

Nonetheless, this 12 months Eknath Shinde authorities has allowed all devotees to go to Ganesh pandals this time. The Ganpati mandals have began preparation of the pandal for the 11-day pageant which begins from August 31.

Distinguished artwork director Nitin Chandrakant Desai will organise the decorations on the Lalbaugcha Raja, a report in Mid Day mentioned.

“Lalbaugcha Raja idol has at all times been a giant attraction for folks and we’ve got completely different themes yearly. The theme for this 12 months is the Ayodhya Ram temple. On the entrance, there shall be a Ram mandir with Lord Ram’s idol. We may even have a duplicate of the dome of the Ayodhya temple,” Sudhir Salvi, a member of Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal, reportedly mentioned.

In the meantime, Ganesh Galli Mandal, one other fashionable Lalbaug-based Mandal, has determined to duplicate Varanasi’s well-known Kashi Vishwanath temple this 12 months.

An organiser of the mandal mentioned that since these temples have a historical past to relate, so that they attempt to replicate the historic temples in order that those that aren’t in a position to go to the temples are in a position to see the replicas in Mumbai.

One other temple, Andhericha Raja, has additionally determined to skip the same old temple theme and make a duplicate of the Laxmi Vilas Palace located in Gujarat’s Vadodara.

In one of many Kalachowki pandals, a duplicate of Indra Darbar has been deliberate. A Chembur-based mandal has began preparations to construct a pandal depicting 75 years of nation’s Independence.

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