Mumbai`s well-known Lalbaugcha Raja to not preserve Lord Ganesh idol in 2020 because of coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

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Amid rising coronavirus COVID-19 circumstances in Maharashtra, Mumbai’s Lalbaughcha Raja Ganeshotsav Mandal on Wednesday (July 1) determined to not maintain Ganeshotsav in 2020. Lalbaughcha Raja Ganeshotsav Mandal has introduced {that a} blood and plasma donation camp can be arrange within the place of Lord Ganesh idol this time for all 11 days. This is first time ever within the historical past of Lalbaugcha Raja that the idol of Lord Ganesh won’t be arrange. 

“In view of the coronavirus pandemic this year, the Mandal has decided to hold blood donation and plasma donation Camp for 11 days instead of installing a Ganapati idol,” mentioned Lalbaughcha Raja Ganeshotsav Mandal treasurer Mangesh Dalvi.

The Raja of Lalbagh was established in 1934 and since then Ganeshotsav is well known right here with nice pomp yearly. You can gauge the celebrity of this Ganapati, also referred to as the King of Mannat, that in 2019 about 1.25 crore Ganesh devotees visited the King of Lalbagh and supplied as much as 9 crore rupees to Lord Ganesh. The statue of Raja of Lalbagh is approximately 14 toes excessive yearly, which is the most important attraction of Ganesh competition in Mumbai.

On the final day of Ganeshotsav, lakhs of devotees attend the immersion journey of the king of Lalbagh, ranging from Lalbagh to Girgaum Chowpatty. Due to all these causes, Lalbaughcha Raja Ganeshotsav Mandal has determined to not set up the Ganesh idol this 12 months.

Notably, Lalbaugcha Raja is essentially the most well-known Sarvajanik Ganapati saved at Lalbaug, a locality in Mumbai in the course of the Ganesh Chaturthi competition. The idol of Lord Ganesh is saved right here for public show for 11 days earlier than its immersion within the Arabian sea at Girgaon Chowpatty on the auspicious day of Anant Chaturdashi.

Kambli household has been organising the Lalbaugcha Raja Ganapati idol for over eight a long time. The household have their workshop in a lane off the primary street in Lalbaug, which may be very near the pandal.