Lalbaughcharaja Ganesh, also spelt as Lalbaug cha Raja Ganpati mandal is most popular Ganesh pandal in Mumbai and even in India. Lalbaug cha raja Ganesh has a great history.
Lalbaug Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav mandal was founded in 1934 when the local fishermen and vendors were allotted some land to build Lalbaug market in Mumbai.
The first Ganeshotsav in Lalbaugh was celebrated on September 12 in the 1934. Lalbaug Ganesh mandal is celebrating its 79th Ganeshotsav in 2013. Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations will start from September 9 and ends on September 18 with Anant Chaturdasi festival puja and Ganesh visarjan.
It is estimated that in a day several lakhs of devotees visit Lalbaug Ganpati idol during Ganeshotsav or Ganpati Navratri in 2012. Lalbaug Ganesh Pandal committee provides every facility to the devotees who visit the idol. They supply water and prasad.
Lalbaugh cha raja Ganesh is also called Navasala Pavnara Ganpati as he fulfills the wishes and desires of the devotees who visit and prays to him. Lalbaughcha Raja Ganesh is adorned with a golden crown which is of 2 kgs and golden bracelets and other golden ornaments.