Virat Darshan of GSB Seva Mandal Ganpati 2019 is held on 31 August at Kings Circle’s GSB Seva Mandal. Organised by GSB Seva Mandal, GSB Ganpati considered as the richest Ganpati Mandal in Mumbai city.
In 2019, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations starts on 2 September and ends on September 12. But GSB Seva Mandal celebrates Ganeshotsav from 2 September to 6 September.
King Circle’s GSB Seva Mandal Ganesha was the most expensive, costliest Ganpati for 2019 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 2 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 65th Shree Ganeshotsav Celebrations on 2 September 2019 until the 6 September 2019. The Viraat Darshan (unveiling of the idol) is scheduled for the 31 August 2019 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.