Virat Darshan of GSB Seva Mandal Ganpati 2018 is held on 11 September at Kings Circle’s GSB Seva Mandal. Organised by GSB Seva Mandal, GSB Ganpati considered as the richest Ganpati Mandal in Mumbai city.
In 2018, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations starts on 13 September and ends on September 23. But GSB Seva Mandal celebrates Ganeshotsav from 13 September to 17 September.
King Circle’s GSB Seva Mandal Ganesha was the most expensive, costliest Ganpati for 2018 Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in Mumbai, and throughout the world.
King Circle’s GSB Seva Mandal will host the most costliest Ganesha idol in the city, worth more than several tens of crores.
The Ganesh mandal will keep the idol at the pandal for five days during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival that starts on 13 September and lasts for 5 days. The idol will also be adorned with gold weighing nearly 100 kg, which includes two kg of gold that was donated by a devotee to the mandal recently.
G.S.B. Seva Mandal is welcoming the 64th Shree Ganeshotsav Celebrations on 13th September 2018 until the 17th September 2018. The Viraat Darshan (unveiling of the idol) is scheduled for the 11th September 2018 at 7:30pm infront of thousands of devotees.
Donning 68 kilos of 22-carat gold and 327 kilos of pure silver, this year the idol is approximately 14.5 feet, made purely of clay and durva to keep the eco-friendly ways intact. The paints used are soluble in water ensuring fishes in the sea are unharmed. The sculptor Shri Avinash Patkar has been sculpting the idol since its inception in 1954.
After the feedback received from earlier years, G.S.B. Seva Mandal has embarked on a drive to eradicate usage of plastic and is now completely eco-friendly. Devotees will be provided with mineral water while having lunch, the pandal has been expanded to cater to the ever-increasing crowd, special toilets have been installed that will be cleaned during intervals. Last year Seva Mandal received close to 1,50,000 devotees every day and crossed more than 7,50,000 over the span of five days.
Ganahom, Tulabhaar, Mahamoodganapati, Var Bhet etc are the different offerings available for devotees. The offerings can be pre-booked or booked a day or two in advance which is subject to availability as there are time constraints.