Lalbaugcha raja

Utsav 2008 – We welcome you to the celebration of 75 years of Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal, with more then 3500 volunteers to help the mandal and help you in managing this utsav.
Raja 2008 
 

 

 

 

This Year www.lalbaugcharaja.com is also available on www.lalbaugcharaja.in. Visitors from India are requested to visit www.lalbaugcharaja.in

 

 

 

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Utsav 2008

, Inauguration on 3rd Sept 2008 @ 3.30 AM.
Aarti Timings : Morning 12.00 PM & Evening 8.00 PM.
Darshan Timings : 24 Hours for 11 Days.
The arrangements for the devotees who wish to take darshan of Lalbaugcha Raja, is similar to the arrangements made for Ganeshotsav 2007.
 
 
 
“LALBAUGCHA RAJA (The Emperor of Lalbaug)” is name of the popular Ganesh Idol of “LALBAUGCHA RAJA SARVAJANIK GANESHOTSAV MANDAL”. The Mandal, formerly known as “SARVAJANIK GANESHOTSAV MANDAL LALBAUG” was founded in the year 1934, because of a vow (NAVAS) for construction of the present Lalbaug Market at its existing place. The market place at Peru Chawl was shut down in 1932. Hence, the fishermen and vendors who used to sit in the open place vowed to Lord Ganesh for permanent place for their market. With the consistent efforts & support of the then local Councillor-Late Shri. Kuwarji Jethabhai Shah, Dr. V. B. Korgaonkar, Shri.Nakhawa Kokam Mama, Bhausaheb Shinde, Dr.U.A. Rao and the local residents, the landlord Rajabai Tayyabali agreed to give a plot for construction of a market. As fulfillment of their wish, the fisherman and the traders established the Ganesh Idol on 12.09.1934. The idol was dressed in the customary fashion of fisherman. Since that day onwards, this Lord Ganesh has become popular as it fulfills the wishes of devotees. The Mandal was formed in the era when the freedom struggle was at its peak. Lokmanya Tilak introduced the idea of “Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav” for the awakening of people through this medium towards freedom struggle against the British Rule. Following the same, social issues were taken up along with religious duties, through this medium by the Mandal. During 1934 to 1947, series of speeches were arranged during this festival. National leader Shankarrao Deo, Labour Leader Bhai Dange, M. S. Mirajkar, Bhai Jagtap, Hindu Leader Anantrao Gadre, Bombay Congress Leaders like S.K. Patil, G.B. Mahashabde, Bhulabhai Desai were among the speakers who guided the people for social awareness.
During “Quit India” movement by Mahatma Gandhi, in 1942, the members of the Mandal viz. Kuwarji Jethabhai Shah, Dr. V.B. Korgaonkar, Hatle etc. were arrested by the British due to the involvement of the Mandal in the freedom struggle. During these years, the Ganesh idol was shown in the get-ups of different freedom fighters. In 1946, it was depicted as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. In 1947, to celebrate Independence, the Ganesh idol was in Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s get-up riding a bullock-cart. In 1948, after assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, the Ganesh idol was his look-alike. 
 

 

!! VAKRATUNDA MAHAKAYA SURYAKOTI SAMAPRABHA,
NIRVIGHNAM KURU ME DEVA SARVAKARYESHU SARVADA !!

Due to the communal riots in 1946, orders were issued to change the route of this Ganesh Immersion Procession. But, the then office-bearers of the Mandal refused to change the route and, after 21 days, the procession was taken by the same route under the supervision of then Volunteers Pandurang alias Babu Sayle, M.S.Pawar and Dattaram Joshi. 

After independence, the agenda of the Mandal was modified and accordingly the Mandal decided to contribute in uplift of the Country. The Mandal donated its balance amount to the Kasturba Fund, the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Fund in 1947 and to Bihar Flood Relief Fund in 1959. The social issues were also highlighted in the plots during Ganesh Festival. 
During Silver Jubilee Year 1958, two different plots viz. “GEETA UPDESH” and “KALIYA MARDAN” were set for 5 days each. In this Silver Jubilee year, eminent speakers – like M.L.Patil-Hon’ble Minister of Bombay State, Hon’ble Ganapatrao Tapase, Hon’ble Govindrao Adik, Hon’ble Maloji Nimbalkar, Municipal Corporator Dr.Narvane, Govinrao Mahashbde-Dy.Editor Navakaal, Vasantrao Kate, Govardhandas Mapara of Kamgar Seva Sadan, Kakasaheb Tambe, – delivered speeches.
After 1958, the number of devotees of Lalbaugcha Raja increased substantially. Hence, in 1960, the entertainment programmes and speeches were discontinued. In the same year, “Navaratri Utsav” was started and the programmes were organized during Navaratri Festival. These transitions were carefully and neatly carried out by Chandrakant Khadye, Chunilal Rathod, Pranjivan Mehta and Shankar More. During this period, Late Shri. Shamraom V. Bodhe handed over the Hanuman Temple to the Mandal.
During 1948 to 1968, the Mandal started some new traditions like “Shri Satyanarayan Mahapooja”, “Pan-supari Samarambha (Get Together Function)”. The Get Together Function is the ceremony of felicitation by offering roll of betel leaf with betel nuts, known as Pan-Supari in Marathi. During this get together, eminent personalities of different fields, office bearers of various mandals and well-wishers are invited. This creates a friendly atmosphere for co-ordination & exchange of views for better performance of the festival and helps in improving relation among various mandals. In this manner, the mandal established a warm relationship with some mandals of Kumbharwada, Durgadevi Duncan Road, Kamathipura, Khetwadi, Navi Amrutwadi, etc. The participation of local mandals at night, was started to control heavy number of devotees. 
During 1934 to 1968, Kunwarji J. Shah, Dr.V.B. Korgaonkar, H.B. Korgaonkar, Dr. U.A. Rao, Dr. Manju Madar, Ramchandra Tawate, B.D. Bandekar, Raghunath Khamkar, Pranjeevan Mehta, Rambali Halwai, Ram Jadhav were mainly responsible for development of the Mandal. The amount accumulated from the Mandal activities was mainly used for development of the nation. Mandal did its bit by contributing to the National Fund during floods at Bihar in 1959 and during the wars in 1962 &1965.
In 1969, new generation came up with wide view under the leadership of Late Shri Vasantrao Bhosale. Space requirement arose due to great extent of workload of the Mandal. In 1970, renovation of the Hanuman Temple was proposed. Accordingly, the renovation work was commenced in 1971 and completed in 1973, along with a new office for the Mandal. In 1975, Idol of Amba Mata (Goddess Amba) was established in the temple and the religious duties of Navratri festival were carried out in the temple, thereafter. 
Since 1976, a part of the balance amount of the Mandal was deposited as “SHIKSHAN IMARAT NIDHI”. 
During the Golden Jubilee Year in 1983, an exhibition was arranged in which plots of last 49 years were displayed. This exhibition was an attraction for the devotees. In the get together function of this Golden Jubilee Year, the ex-office bearers were felicitated with momentous. 
During the decade 1984 to 1993, the Mandal carried out many other constructive social works. In 1990, the Mandal contributed Rs.15,000/- towards “Konkan Flood Relief Fund”, established by the Express Group for the flood affected people of Jambhulpada, based in Konkan, Maharashtra. 
It is the first mandal who contributed Rs.1 Lac to the “Army Central Welfare Fund”, in 1999 for the families of the soldiers who scarified their lives to uphold the dignity of the Nation at Kargil and the same was handed over to then Governor of Maharashtra State, Dr. P.C. Alexander. 
During this computer age, Mandal launched its website http://www.lalbaugcharaja.com in 2000. Hon’ble member of the Mandal Shri Bharat Bhujbal conceived with the idea and took efforts to fulfill it. The information related to the festival, the social activities of the Mandal and photo gallery of Lalbaugcha Raja is available on the website. This is very useful for the devotees located in various parts of world. 
VISARJAN TARAFA: Traditionally the Ganesh idols are immersed in water during its VISARJAN. Hence in order to immerse the idol of Lalbaugcha Raja, Mandal always takes proper precautions so that the visarjan takes place in a manner the Raja deserves. Accordingly, after consulting some experts & experienced persons, Mandal has purchased a TARAFA (Iron Raft) which makes it possible to dissolve the idol of Lalbaugcha Raja in deep sea water, conveniently. The TARAFA is prepared by M/s. A.V. Engineering.

The small plant ploughed by old, wise members of the Mandal has been converted into a large tree. Now it is looked after by the new generation members by their dedicated work. This will definitely continue forever, with blessings of Lalbaugcha Raja. 

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73 Responses to “Lalbaugcha raja”

  1. Salutations to Mumbai ka Raja « Mumbai Meri Jaan Says:

    [...] busy themselves anointing him. Who will make the biggest and best Ganesh idol this year? Will the Lalbaug Ka Raja score again? Which mandal will attract the longest queue? The competition hots up. Ganesh Chaturthi [...]

  2. Chetan Says:

    Can u please send me all the pic of ‘lalbaug cha raja’ upto now
    to my emailID

  3. MRS PATEL Says:

    plz……………….send photo to email id

  4. saurabh Says:

    I want the latest big size(1024*768) picture of Shri Lalbaugcha Raja.Plz do help me….

  5. tinoo Says:

    Namaskar,
    it’s me tinoo every year i come 2 ur mandal & have the darshan of the great load the raja.
    but every time i visit i always want or wish to do some sort of seva or help. but it does’nt work.
    me and friends often visit lalbaug even for some other reasons as well. many of my friends from kalwa r also related with ur trust mandal
    me and my friend do like to do seva at lalbaug

    with regards,
    gaurav.

  6. vatsal Says:

    please send me the photos and details of 75 years of celebration

  7. rushal mane Says:

    shri ganeshaya namaha ganpati bappa murya mangal murti murya lal baugacha raja .

  8. rushal mane Says:

    please send me photo from 1934 to 2008 i request you, and show this year tent decoration i need to my mandal, send me photo and details, (ganpati bappa murya)

  9. sanjana Says:

    please sent me photo from 1934 to 2008 ,and show this year tent docoration photo ,elephants photo

  10. dharmesh patel Says:

    please send me oll lalbaug cha raja ganpati photo and oll staf photo .

  11. dharmesh patel Says:

    me har sal darshan ke liye aata hu .muje aap logoka aayojan bhout hi acha laga me aap sabhi logoko dil se parnam karta hu.

  12. amit katap Says:

    Plz can u send me ganesha photos if possible… to my id..asap…

  13. varun Says:

    is this true wht i have heard tht this yr lalbaugcha will be celebrated for 21 days……as this is the 75th yr….is tht true?

  14. kanchan ved Says:

    please send me the photos and details of 75 years of celebration

  15. samir Manchekar Says:

    please send me the photos and details of 75 years of celebration

  16. Rohit Gaikwad Says:

    please send me the photos and details of 75 years of celebration

  17. Vivek kadam Says:

    please send me the photos and details of 75 years of celebration

  18. haribhai Says:

    namaskar koti koti pranam shree lalbagcha raja shree gajanan ganapati bhagawan. please send me the photos.for shree bapaa……….2007

  19. Mitesh Prajapati Says:

    Can u please send me all the pic of ‘lalbaug cha raja’ upto now
    to my emailID
    please sent me photo from 1934 to 2008 ,and show this year tent docoration photo ,elephants photo

    Thx,
    Mitesh

  20. Rajiv Says:

    gANPATI bAPPA mORAYA…………………………………………

    mANGAL MURTI MORYA……………………….

  21. nilesh Says:

    Ganpati Baappa Morya Mangal Murthi Morya
    lalbaug ke Ganeshji ki darshan se mujhe bhaut kuch mile mere bhai ko videsh me nukari,mujhe mere wife jo ki lalbaug ke raja ka paas main wish ki thi puri hui main lalbaug k raja ki murthi k darshan ki liye har saal ata hoi par main abhi africa me job karta hu ,please mujhe ise saal ki raja ki photo without fail bajena aur till sab photos from 1934-2008,pls ho sake to photos aur details of 75 years of celebration.pls baapa se duva karne meri shaadi ko 6 saal ho gaye ha par mujhe child nahi huva meri mannet kabul ho .mere ghar par bhi ganeshji ki murthi saahpit hoti ha aur ise saal 25 years pure hoga.Ganpati Baapa Morya Mangal Murthi Morya.

  22. Chandan Kr Sinha Says:

    Plz Send me all snaps in my email id.

  23. Yogesh Says:

    Ganpati Bappa Moraya

  24. JAYESH CHHEDA Says:

    Ganpati Bappa Morya, Mangal Murthi morya!!!
    Teen Saal se Lalbaugcha Raja ki wajah se meri manokamna puri ho rahi hai aur har saal ki tarah is saal mein 501 colour lamination copy sabhi logo mein baat ne wala hu. To aap se yaha guzarish hai ke aap mujhe is saal ka lalbaugcha raja ka big size photo email kar de.
    aapka abhari -Jayesh Chheda. Jai Lalbaugcha Raja

  25. farshak travels Says:

    ganpati bappa morya lalbugcha raja

  26. Pravin Says:

    Plz send or upload Lalbagcha Raja photo 2008

  27. Tushar Khatri Says:

    Plz send or upload Lalbagcha Raja photo 2008

  28. MAHESH H. UTEKAR Says:

    GANPATI BAPPA MORAYA
    MANGAL MURTI MORYA
    namaskar koti koti pranam shree lalbagcha raja shree gajanan ganapati Bappa la.
    aani Lalbagcha raja haya Mandala pan 75 year badhal fhar fhar Abhinandan.
    please send me the photos.for shree Lalbagcha raja 1934 to .2007
    in my Email address (smsm2005@indiatiems.com)

    MAHESH H. UTEKAR
    SAYAJIGUNJ,
    VADODARA, 390 005.
    GUJARAT.

  29. Tanvi Says:

    As year passed its very difficult to get Darshan of Ganpati for common people., specially working people

    Is there any special arrangement this year so that we can get the Darshan at least after 3 to 4 hrs que.

  30. VIVEK Says:

    GANPATI BAPPA MORYA
    Sir, I want big size photo of bappa 2008

  31. VIVEK Says:

    GANPATI BAPPA MORYA
    Sir, I want big size photo of bappa 2008

    Thanking you sir

  32. Gawli Anil Narayan Says:

    can u mail me from starting to till now the photo of shri ganesh gi .
    Pls do the positive response

  33. amol Says:

    provide me ur e mail id i will forword u the photos for lalbaugcha raja 2008.

  34. NANDIKA A KANABAR Says:

    I want big size photo Ganpati Bappa Moraya

    of bappa.I like very much.pls send

  35. NANDIKA A KANABAR Says:

    gANPATI bAPPA mORAYA…………………………………………

    mANGAL MURTI MORYA……………………….
    plz……………….send photo to email id

    plz……………….send photo to email id

  36. sheetal Says:

    “shree ganeshaya namaha
    last year first time i got a darshan of lalbagcha raja and i prayed to pass me in CA final exam i was very nervous about my examination paper even tough my study was over and revision started and i am very much thankful to “lalbagcha raja” that i cleared CA Final with good marks and in this year also i got darsha of lalbagcha raja in 5 minitues.

  37. vrinda shah Says:

    “shree ganeshya namaha”
    I live in america and I have heard a lot about “raja of lalbaug”. I had the darshan sitting at home in u.s.and was very impressed and also enjoyed the aarti. I would like to know if this year it is going to be for 21 days. My brother will be coming to India and would like him to take the darshan, do u have any special line for senior citizens.
    I would appreciate if u could inform me a.s.a.p.
    Thank You
    Mrs. Shah

  38. jana hadawale Says:

    Ganapati bappa morya, pudhchya varshi lavakar yaa……

  39. Dinesh Kavalekar- Goa Says:

    I just love and respect Lord Ganapati… He’s great.

  40. Saishree Kavalekar- Goa Says:

    I like bal Ganapati. He’s is always with me.

  41. amul Says:

    hi frd,this was a first time within 5 years i came back without having darshan of lord ganesh at lalbaugh .i have stand in quees for 4hrs but at the end rain started and i was not able to stand also due to i worked for 36 hrs shift ,wish lords fullfill my need ,would request if any one have snap of loard ganesh 2008 ,please forward on amulrathod@rediffmail.com

  42. Prashant Johari.(Bhandup-Mum.) Says:

    Lalbaugchya RAJA Cha Vijay Aso! can u send me all photos & Details Please. Thank-You-Very-Much.Apna Raja Sabko Sukhi Rakhe!

  43. alpeshkumar nanubhai patel Says:

    om shree maha ganeshay namah :
    i pray to jay ganpatibapa i am alpesh patel & i am working in town planning & Valuvation department in surat government office. last five year i found the marriage partner but i not success in marriage in between my grand mother & my father death and i am not fullfill my marrriage buro prasang and i am unhappy to see to hope my life partner for my grand mother & my father so i request & pray to lalbaugcha raja ganeshji first of all my grand mother & my father give his soul silent.and than after remove my all difficulty in my life and alway pray first of my grand mother & my father & om shree maha ganeshay namah :
    with your bless i faith to you i am always succes in my life & family with happy
    give me your bless
    lalbaugcha raja ganeshji
    from
    patel alpeshkumar nanubhai
    at& po.chhapra,tadstreet
    ta& di.Navasari, pin 396445
    mobile: 9879361669

    you have to do very very good for my

  44. hema Says:

    ganpati bappa morya

  45. hema Says:

    ganapati bappa morya

  46. Mahesh Says:

    Ganpati Bappa Morya!!!!

  47. Sunil Says:

    Ganpati bapa morya please send all photo and sets please my id suni.@86

  48. Sunil Says:

    Please send all photos&sets photos my id sunilart86@yahoo.co.in

  49. kavita Says:

    ganpti bappa morya

    pleas mail me lalbaug raja photo

  50. hemant talreja Says:

    ganpati bapa morya………………………
    lal baugcha rajacha vijay aso………..
    hey mere pyare bappa…….
    plz mein aapse jo kuch bhi maanga hai plz meri sab icha puri kardena………..
    mein aapka bahut abhari rahuga……………………..
    aur thank u ye saal bhi mujhe lalbaug bula ne k liye…………
    kyo ki aapki permision k bina lalbaug ka pata bhi nahi hilta hai………..
    plz mere pyare bappa meri sab icha puri kardena………..
    love u mere ganpati bapa……….

  51. Pinkesh Says:

    I want big size photo Ganpati Bappa Moraya

    of bappa.I like very much.pls send

  52. DIGNESH Says:

    GANPATI BAPPA IS IN MY SOUL

  53. DIGNESH Says:

    GANPATI BAPPA MOREYA

  54. dipika Says:

    I respect lalbaugcha raja

  55. ketan shah Says:

    bapa mujhe aur mere parivar ko har khusiyan de aur sukh dukh mein sath aur himmat de yehi mein aap se prarthana karta hoon .ganapati bappa moriya.

  56. Rana Saurabh Says:

    Happy ganesh chaturthi!
    East or west, lalbaug ka raja is best.

  57. Bidhan Says:

    Lal Bagacha Rajaa, Ganapati Baba.

    Please bless my mother, Brother and Myself. Forgive us for all our sins. Take care of our health and help my brother find a good job. Please protect my job and give me good health

  58. vignesh Says:

    bapa mujhe aur mere parivar ko har khusiyan de aur sukh dukh mein sath aur himmat de yehi mein aap se prarthana karta hoon .ganapati bappa moriya.

  59. kishore d.koli Says:

    GANPATI IS MY HEART SOUAL . I THINK THIS EARTH IS CREAT BY OMKARGANESH & LALBAUGCHA RAJA IS MY BREATH .WHEN I AM UPSET I JUST LOOK AT GANPATI BAPPA & ALL PROBLEMS ARE SOLVED .
    BEST WISHESH FROM THE TEAM OF YASH MARINE SERVICES TO ALL GANPATI BAPPA DEVOTEES.

  60. RICHA RAJ Says:

    plz swend me the address of lalbaugcha..to denote

  61. mahrukh Says:

    pls mail me a huge pictr of lalbaugcha raja (2009)along wth d latest aarti vidoe..thnx.

  62. ashwin pai Says:

    wanted photos of lal bahg ke raja

  63. Bidhan Says:

    Please send me a photo graph that I can put as a background to my computer.

  64. ashok Says:

    hy im ashok lalbaugcha raja mujhe har sal darshan de aur mery ha mano kamnaye or aapke bhi mano kamnaye pure kare ganpati bappa moriya

  65. dashdalvi Says:

    ganpati bappa morya……..

  66. javnik mehta Says:

    plz send me lalbaug ka raja’s bhavya photo

  67. LAAL BAG KE RAJA | India Daily Times Says:

    [...] busy themselves anointing him. Who will make the biggest and best Ganesh idol this year? Will the Lalbaug Ka Raja score again? Which mandal will attract the longest queue? The competition hots up. Ganesh Chaturthi [...]

  68. Salutations to Mumbai ka Raja | India Daily Times Says:

    [...] busy themselves anointing him. Who will make the biggest and best Ganesh idol this year? Will the Lalbaug Ka Raja score again? Which mandal will attract the longest queue? The competition hots up. Ganesh Chaturthi [...]

  69. raghvendra singh Says:

    Can u please send me all the pic of ‘lalbaug cha raja’ upto now
    to my emailID

  70. anand Says:

    plz send me all pictures of lalbaugcharaja update


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