Andheri Cha Raja is one of the popular Ganesh Utsav Mandals in Mumbai. In 2017, Ganeshotsav begins on August 25 and end on September 5 with Ananta Chaturdashi.
Andheri Cha Raja is managed by Azad Nagar Sarvajanik Utsav Samitee, which was established way back in the year 1966, 50 years ago, by the blue collared workers of golden Tobacco company, Tata Special Steel and Excel Industries Ltd, who moved from the Lalbaug. Parel bastion and settled in Andheri west, Azad Nagar M.H.B Colony, closer to their factories in which they worked. M.K. Menon, Tukaram Salaskar, Vasudev Kasalkar, etc. were the founder members who started this Ganeshotsav.
Earlier the life like sculpture of Shri Ganesha was immersed on Anant Chaturdashi day along with the smaller version (Pooja idol), this was only in 1975 when the existing Chairman of Samitee Shri Appa Khanvilkar whose wish was fulfilled by this Shri Ganpati, the Ganpati came to be known as “Navasala Pavnara Ganpati” (wish fulfilling Ganesha) who was also later known as”Andheri Cha Raja”(King of Andheri) by the entire Mumbai, this life like sculpture from thereafter was immersed on “Sankashti Day” which comes after “Ananta Chaturdashi”.
The smaller version of the Samitee idol is immersed on a particular day called “Ananta Chaturdashi”. Samitee has completed 50 years of Ganesh Utsav Celebration and is now entering its 51st year.
Address & location of Andhericha Raja Ganesh Mandal:
Azadnagar Sarvajanik Utsav Samitee,
Azad Nagar II,
Veera Desai Road,
Andheri (west), Mumbai,
Pin Code: 400053, India.
Themes of Andheri Cha Raja
Andheri Cha Raja 2015
Replica of Shri Arasuri Ambaji Mata Devasthan (Gujarat)
Ambaji Temple (Gujarat)
Ambaji is an important temple town with millions of devotees visiting the Ambaji temple every year. It is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas. Ambaji mata temple is a major Shakti Peeth of India. It is situated at a distance of approximately 65 kilometres from Palanpur, 45 kilometres from Mount Abu and 20 kilometres from Abu Road and 185 kilometres from Ahmedabad 50 kilometer from Kadiyadra near the Gujarat and Rajasthan border.
Andheri Cha Raja 2014
The Palace of Mysore
The Palace of Mysore (also known as the Amba Vilas Palace) is a historical palace situated in the city of Mysore in Karnataka, southern India. It is the official residence and seat of the Wodeyars – the Maharajas of Mysore, the former royal family of Mysore, which ruled the princely state of Mysore from 1399 to 1950. Construction of the current palace was commissioned in 1897, completed in 1912 and expanded around 1940 (including the addition of the present Public Durbar Hall wing) during the reign of His Highness Maharaja Sri Sir Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar, the last Maharaja of Mysore Kingdom.
Andheri Cha Raja 2013 Theme :: Ranjangaon Mahaganapati Temple
Andheri Cha Raja 2012 Theme :: Dilwara Temple
Andheri Cha Raja 2011 Theme :: Akshardham Temple
Andheri Cha Raja 2010 Theme :: Somnath Temple
Andheri Cha Raja 2009 Theme :: Mangueshi Temple
Andheri Cha Raja 2008 Theme :: Saras Baug Temple