Ganesh Utsav in London by Maharashtra Mandal London

Ganesh Navratri or Ganesh Utsav is the most popular and the most celebrated festival in London by Maharashtra Mandal London. Ganeshotsav in 2011 starts on September 1 with Ganesh Chaturthi & ends on September 11 with Ganesh immersion. Maharashtra Mandal London is a UK registered charity organization established in 1932. The Mandal has been celebrating Ganesh Festival as a Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav since 1991 at its premises in London. The Mandal also acquired its own building on 99 years lease by paying more than £70,000.

Important dates in Ganeshotsav 2011 at Maharashtra Mandal London:

First day – 1 September 2011

Atharvasheersha – 2 and 8 September 2011

Last day – Ganesh Immersion or Visarjan – 11 September 2011

Ganesh mandal opens at 11 am for all devotees. Maharashtra Mandal members urge to plan in advance to avoid overcrowding during the important dates of Ganeshotsav 2011.

Here is the address and location of Maharashtra Mandal London:

Maharashtra Mandal London, Maharashtra Bhavan

306 Dollis Hill Lane, London NW2 6HH.

Telephone number: 0208 450 5009

You can also go through the official website of Maharashtra Mandal London for more details about the Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav 2011.

Other important Sarvajanik Ganesh Festival in London is celebrated by Hindu culture and Heritage Society, UK, Southall based organization. The Ganesh idol will be immersed at Putney Pier in Thames River.

Read how to do Ganesh immersion… Ganpati visarjan procedure… Ganesh immersion mantras & puja procedure before nimajjanam

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  1. Neha Madaan says:


    This is Neha, from times of India, Pune. I am doing a story on NRI’s
    celebrating ganeshotsav.

    Was wondering if you could give me some quotes and tell us a bit about
    Maharashtra Mandal’s activities during ganeshotsav in london.

    I have a deadline and I therefore wish you reply to me as soon as
    possible. Will be forever grateful!

    Some questions you can answer for the article:

    1) How is ganeshotsav celebrated in London? How many people and people
    belonging to which communities celebrate ganeshotsav there?

    2) Activities of the Maharashtra Mandal in London during ganeshotsav?

    3) Immersion procedure in London and pooja procedures?

    that’s about it.Plz feel free to add more. Also, pls mention your full
    name and designation and your Maharashtra connection in the email.
    Please plz plz reply to me because I really have to do this story and
    tell people about how Ganeshotsav is a universal festival!!


    Neha Madaan
    Feature Writer
    Times of India, Pune


  2. Vibhu says:

    where about in thames river do mml does visarjan