Andheri Cha Raja 2014 Theme is Replica of Mysore Palace. In 2014, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations begins on August 29 with Pratham Poojan and ends with Udwasan Poojan on September 8, Ganpati Visarjan on Anant Chaturdashi day.
About Mysore Palace – in brief
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.
The architectural style domes of the palace is commonly described as Indo-Saracenic, and blends Hindu, Muslim, Rajput, and Gothic styles of architecture. It is a three-stone structure with marble domes and a 145 ft five-story tower.
The three-story stone building of fine gray granite with deep pink marble domes has a facade with several expansive arches and two smaller ones flanking the central arch, which is supported by tall pillars. Above the central arch is a sculpture of Gajalakshmi, the goddess of wealth, prosperity, good luck and abundance with her elephants.