Mumbai: In view of the increasing infection cases of Corona in Maharashtra, this time during the Ganesh Utsav, the famous Ganesh pandal of Mumbai ‘Raja Ganesh Murthy of Lalbagh’ will not be established. This is the first time after 87 years that this practice will be seen breaking. During the biggest festival of Ganeshotsav in Maharashtra, small and big Ganesh idols are installed in the corner of Maharashtra. Lalbaug kings, established in the Lalbagh area of Mumbai among the big Ganesh pandals, are famous all over the world. In view of the Corona crisis this time, Lalbagh Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal, the organizer of Lalbagh Raja, has taken a historic decision not to celebrate Ganeshotsav.
Blood donation and plasma donation camp to be set up for 11 days
Lalbagh Raja Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav Mandal President Sudhir Salvi said in a conversation with ABP News, “Arogya Utsav will be organized in place of Ganesh Utsav keeping in view the safety of society, country and devotees. In this blood donation camp and plasma donation camp will be set up for 11 days. There will be a plasma donate program in association with BMC. Mandal will also honor the families of martyred police personnel, families of the martyrs of Galvan Valley and Pulwama in the Battle of Corona. Lalbaug Raja Ganeshotsav Mandal will provide immediate assistance of 25 lakh to CM Uddhav Thackeray.
The king of Lal Bagh was first established in 1934.
The Raja Ganesh festival of this Lalbagh was started by the society of fishermen living in Lalbagh area. Actually in 1932, Lalbaug area was nearing the closure of the market, but these fishermen and local traders worshiped Ganpati Bappa and wished to make the market happy again and after some time, after getting permission from the administration, the market was restored. Started and the market started populating. From 1934 to 2019, the grand Ganesh idol is consecrated and worshiped for 11 days. About 20 years ago the idol of the king of Lalbagh has been patented, that is, there is no change in the idol.
Sudhir Salvi told ABP News, “Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had requested the Ganesh Utsav Mandals to cancel the Ganesh Utsav event this time or celebrate the festival on a small scale by bringing a small idol. However, the king of Lalbagh is so famous that even if a small idol is installed, a crowd of millions can gather, so this time the Ganesh Utsav event has been canceled.
Devotees from all over the country and the world come to see the King of Lal Bagh. Whether it is ordinary people or people associated with the field of Bollywood, business or politics, all are eager to see Ganpati Bappa. Where the devotees have to stand in the queue for 4 to 5 hours to see the face of the King of Lal Bagh, they have to stand in the queue 24 to 30 hours to see the Charan Darshan or Mannat. In addition to Ganeshotsav, on other days, the place of the idol is placed on the road as a symbol, the locals worship here.
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