In 2016, Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated from Monday, September 5, 2016 to Thursday, September 15, 2016.
The festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm in entire Maharashtra, especially Mumbai and Pune.
In Mumbai alone. there are more than ten thousand Ganesh Mandals.
Below we have photos of Mumbai Ganesh Chaturthi 2015 and 2016 for all readers. These are photos of famous Sarvajanik Ganesh Mandals in Mumbai. Soon we will have here Mumbai Ganesh Chaturthi 2016 Photo’s Visit again.
Some Famous Sarvajanik Ganesh Mandals in Mumbai :
“Brihanmumbai Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Samanvaya Samiti” is the committee that represents 11,400 Ganesh Mandals in Mumbai. Naresh Dahibhavkar is the Preseident of this Samiti.
- Lalbaugcha Raja (Lalbaug)
- GSB Seva Mandal (King Circle)
- Mumbaicha Raja (Ganesh Galli, Lalbaug)
- Khetwadicha Ganraj (Khetwadi Lane 12)
- Panchsheel Ganpati (Mumbai Central)
- Mumbaicha Maharaja (Khetwadi Lane 11)
- Parelcha Raja (Nare Park)
- Chandanwadi Ganesh (Chira Bazar)
- Fort IcchaPurti Ganesh (Fort)
- Tulsiwadi Ganpati (Tardeo)
- Khetwadicha Raja (Khambata Lane)
- Khetwadi Vignaharta (Lane 2 and 3)
- Khetwadi Galli 7 Ganpati
- Navsala Pavnara Andhericha Raja
- Chinchpoklicha Chintamani
- Ganapati of Shri Sai Darshan Mitra Mandal (Malad W)
- Ganesh of Sahyadri Krida Mandal (Chembur)
- Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal (Vashi Sector 17)
Mumbai Ganesh Chaturthi 2016 Photos :
Lalbaugcha Raja 2016 :
“Lalbaugcha Raja” Ganpati (King of Lalbaug) is Mumbai most popular Ganpati Idol and most visited Ganesh Pandal. It is organized by Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganesh Mandal.
2016 is the 83rd year for Lalbagcha Raja. Since 1935, the Kambli family has been making the Lalbaugcha Raja Ganpati.
Lalbaugcha Raja is Navsala Pavnara Ganpati i.e, a wish fulfilling Ganesha Idol.
LIVE Darshan of Lalbaugcha Raja 2016 is available on YouTube.
Ganesh Galli – Mumbaicha Raja 2016 :
Lalbagh Ganesh Galli’s “Mumbaicha Raja” is among Mumbai’s oldest and most famous Ganesh Idols.
The year 2016 will mark the 88th year of this idol.
The 2016 Ganesh Galli Mumbaicha Raja is 22 feet tall and has a special 12 foot long gold necklace.
The 2016 “Mumbai Cha Raja” pandal is a replica of the ancient temple.
Sahyadri Krida Mandal Ganpati 2016 :
Sahyadri Krida Mandal in Tilak Nagar, Chembur is one of the famous Ganeshutsav mandals in Mumbai.
The mandal is well know for its creative decorative sets.
Sahyadri Krida Mandal Ganesh Utsav Festival 2016 set decoration details will soon be available here.
Navasala Pavnara Ganpati Andhericha Raja 2016 :
Andhericha Raja popularly known as Navasala Pavnara Ganpati (wish fulfilling Ganesh) or Navasala Pavnara Andhericha Raja is organized by the Azad Nagar Sarvajanik Utsav Samiti.
The design of the 8.5 feet “Andhericha Raja” has remained unchanged since its inception in 1966.
The 2016 Andhericha Raja Ganesh Pandal is a replica of the Kunkeshwar Mandir located in Devgad, Maharashtra.
The unique this about this ganesha idol is that its visarjan or immersion is done on Sankashti Chaturthi. However the Visarjan for the smaller “Andheri Cha Raja“ Puja Ganesh Idol is done on Anant Chaturdashi.
Girgaoncha Raja Ganpati 2016 :
Girgaoncha Raja is organized by the 85-year-old Nikadvari Lane Sarvajanik Ganesh Mandal.
The 2016 Girgaoncha Raja is a tall and fat idol of Ganpati with a beautiful pagdi.
Khetwadi Galli 10 Ganpati 2016 :
Khetwadi 10th Lane Ganesha Idol is organized by the Om Tandav Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal and is known as Bappa Khetwadicha.
The 2016 Bappa Khetwadicha Ganpati Idol looks somewhat similar to Lalbaugcha Raja 2008 Idol.
The backdrop and the stage decoration look fabulous.
Khetwadi Galli 11 – Mumbaicha MahaRaja 2016 :
The Khetwadi 11th Lane Ganesha Idol is known as Mumbai cha Maharaja and it is organized by the Mumbai Cha Maharaja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal.
The idol is located in located in 11th Khetwadi Lane, Girgaum.
The 2016 “Mumbai Cha Maharaja” Khetwadi 11th Galli Ganesh idol is a tall and beautiful idol.
Khetwadi Galli 12 – Khetwadicha Ganraj 2016 :
Khetwadi Galli 12 Ganpati is organized by the 12th Khetwadi Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal.
The idol is known as Khetwadi Cha Ganraj and is located in 12th Khetwadi Lane, Girgaum.
The 2016 Khetwadi Galli 12 Ganpati Pandal (Mandap) is beautifully decorated and is one of the Mumbai’s best Ganesh Mandal in Ganeshutsav 2016.
LIVE Darshan of Khetwadi Cha Ganraj 2016 is available on its website – www.khetwadichaganraj.com
Chinchpoklicha Chintamani Ganpati 2016 :
Chinchpoklicha Chintamani Ganpati is organized by the Chinchpokli Sarvajanik Utsav Mandal.
This Ganpati Mandal was founded in 1920 and is among Mumbai’s oldest Ganpati Mandals.
The seating or the Singhasan of this years Chinchpoklicha Chintamani look great.
Khetwadi Cha Vignaharta (Lane 2 and 3) Ganpati 2016 :
Khetwadi Cha Vignharata is the Khetwadi Gali 2 and 3 Ganpati Idol and in 2016, this Ganesh idol is seen riding on a chariot pulled by two peacocks.
Mira Bhayander Cha Raja Ganpati 2016 :
“Mira Bhayander Cha Raja” Ganesh Idol is very creative this year. It is a three headed blue Ganpati sitting on a five headed creature. The five heads being – a horse’s head, lion’s head, monkey’s head an eagle’s head and a wild boar’s head.
Dongricha Raja Ganpati 2016 :
“DongriCha Raja” Ganesh Idol is organized by “Chinch Bunder Dongri Sarvajanik Ganeshutsav Mandal”
This beautiful idol of Dongri Cha Raja 2016 Ganpati is made by Sculptor Manohar Bagwe of Bagwe Arts.
Parelcha Raja (Nare Park) Ganpati 2016 :
Parelcha Raja Ganpati is organized by Parel Vibhag Sarvajanik Geneshutsav Mandal, Nare Park.
The 2016 Parelcha Raja Ganpati Idol is very adorable. It is a Ganesha Idol standing on a seen killing a devil.
This statue of Lord Ganesha is made by murtikar Rajan R Khatu and is located near Nare Park, Parel.
Raja Tejukaycha Ganpati 2016 :
Raja Tejukayacha Ganesha Idol is organized by the Tejukaya Sarvajanik Ganesh Ustov Mandal Trust.
The idol is located in Lalbaug are of Mumbai which also has two other well know Ganesha Idols – “Ganesh Galli Mumbaicha Raja” and “Lalbaugcha Raja”.
Fortcha Raja Ganpati 2016 :
The “Fort Cha Raja” Ganpati Idol is organized by Shree Balgopal Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal in Fort.
“Fortcha Raja” Ganesh statue is located near the GPO, Fort.
Kamatipuracha Chintamani Ganpati 2016 :
Kamatipuracha Chintamani Ganpati Idol is organized by “Kamathipura Sarvajanik Ganeshutsav Mandal”.
The 2016 Kamatipura Cha Chintamani Idol is one of the best Ganesh Idols in Mumbai this year. This tall Ganpati idol is seated on a horse.
Tulsiwadicha Maharaja Ganpati 2016 :
Tulsiwadicha Maharaja Ganpati is organized by Tulsiwadicha Maharaja Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav Mandal Tardeo.
2016 is the 76th year of Tulsiwadicha Maharaja. This year the Tulsiwadi Cha Maharaja Ganpati is seen riding five white horses.
Akhil Chandanwadi Ganpati 2016 (Chira Bazaar) :
Akhil Chandanwadi Sarvajanik Ganeshustav Mandal organizes the Chandanwadi Chira Bazaar Ganapati.
2016 Akhil Chandanwadi Ganesh Idol is dancing on a tortoise. It is a tall statue as usual.
Ladka Lambodar – Rangari Badak Chawl Ganpati 2016 :
Rangari Badak Chawl Ganpati Idol is called “Ladka Lambodar Ganpati”.
The first Ladka Lambodar Ganesh idol at Rangari Badak Chawl was installed in 1938. This is the 79th year (Platinum Jubilee) of the Rangari Badak Ganpati.
The 2016 Ladka Lambodar Rangari Badak Chawl Ganpati is a tall beautiful idol placed in a 100 feet long Pandal. The decoration of this pandal is such that the tall ganesha idol is surrounded by female devotees all around.
Andheri Telli Gallicha Samrat Ganpati 2016 :
Andheri Telli Galicha Samrat is organized by Lokmanya Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav Mandal and is located in Telli Gali, Anheri East.
The 2016 “Andheri Telli Gali Cha Samrat” is a Ganesh riding on the back of a flying Hanuman.
Vile Parle Vishwacha Raja Ganpati 2016 :
Vile Parle Vishwacha Raja Ganpati is organized by “Bal Mitra Mandal Vile Parle” and is located at Sadananda Road, Vile Parle East, Mumbai.
This year the Vishwacha Raja idol looks like Lord Shiva, sitting on a damru having eight hands.
GSB Seva Mandal King Circle – Golden Ganpati 2016 :
Popularly known as the Golden Ganesha, GSB Seva Mandal’s Ganesh Idol is located at G.S.B. Sports Club Ground, Near S.N.D.T. Women’s College, King’s Circle, Matunga.
The Mandal is the World’s richest Ganesha Mandal.
This year GSB Mandal’s Ganesha idol has been made out of 80 kgs of gold at a whopping Rs 23 crore.
This idol will be kept for public display and darshan for five days after which its visarjan will be performed.
Matunga Phool Galli Ganpati 2016 :
Matunga Phool Galli Ganpati is every year organized by the Matunga Flower Market.
Matunga Flower Market Ganpati is known for its most beautiful decoration of flowers, which is changed every day during the ten day Ganesh Chaturthi festival. This Ganpati is also known as Matunga Flower Ganpati.
This Flower lane of Matunga is known for its flower shops which sell huge garlands throughout the year. These shops supply garlands to most of Ganesh Pandals during Ganesh Chaturthi.
Bhandarkarcha Raja Matunga Ganpati 2016 :
Bhandarkarcha Raja Ganpati of Matunga is also known as Silver Ganesha because of the Silver Ornaments the idol adorns.
Bhandarkar Road Sarvajanik Seva Samiti is also famous for provides food to over 20,000 people through the festival.
Mohan Niwas Matunga Ganpati 2016 :
Mohan Niwas Ganpati is a very popular Ganesha Mandal in Matunga East which is well know for its tall Ganesha Idol which has beautiful ears and trunk.
The basic structure of the idol is similar every year, especially the trunk with slight modifications. It is kept for open display which means there are no queues for darshan.
Vasaicha Maharaja Ganpati 2016 :
“Vasaicha Maharaja” Ganpati, popularly known as “Navsala Pavnara Vasaicha Maharaja” is a popular Ganesha idol in Vasai. It is located at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Chowk in Anand Nagar, Vasai.
This Ganesh statue is made by famous Ganpati Idol Sculptor, Vijay Khatu.
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Ganesh Visarjan 2016 LIVE Telecast & LIVE Streaming :
Visarjan of the above mentioned and thousands of other Ganesha Idols will take place on Thursday, September 15, 2016.
In Mumbai, Ganesh Visarjan mainly takes place at Girgaum Chowpatty, Dadar and Shivaji Park, Juhu Beach, Versova Beach, Aksa Beach, Marve Beach, and Powai Lake.
Live Telecast of Ganesh Visarjan on Anant Chaturdashi 2016 on September 15 will be available on religious TV channels like Aastha, Sanskar TV, Sadhna, Bhakti TV, Soham TV, etc.
Major News channels in India like Aaj Tak, ABP Star News, Zee News, NDTV, TV9, CNN-IBN will also show live telecast of Ganesh Visarjan 2016 from various immersion points across Mumbai.
You can also tune into Marathi TV Channels like channels like Zee 24 Taas TV, ETV Marathi, IBN Lokmat, Star Majha, Star Pravah etc. for LIVE telecast of Ganesh Visarjan (Immersion of Lord Ganesh) from Mumbai, Pune and other parts of Maharashtra on Anant Chaturdashi on 15 September 2016.