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.