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Best Ganpati Idols And Ganesh Mandals in Mumbai in 2015

This is a list of the best Ganesh Idols and Ganpati Mandals in Mumbai in 2015 (source “Times Utsav Moorti Sanman”).
[Please view this link for Ganesh Photos of the Best Ganesh Idols in Mumbai in 2016.]

 


 
 

Winners of the Best Ganesh Idols (Murti) in Mumbai

WINNER OF BEST GANPATI IDOLS IN MUMBAI 2015 – BEST GANESH IDOL IN MUMBAI 2014 – BEST GANESH IDOL IN MUMBAI 2013 – BEST GANESH IDOL IN MUMBAI 2012 – BEST GANESH IDOL IN MUMBAI
1st PRIZE: BEST GANESH IDOL IN MUMBAI “Chinchpokli Cha Chintamani” (Chinchpokli Sarvajanik Utsav Mandal) GSB Seva Mandal, King’s Circle Khetwadicha Ganraj (Khetwadi 12th Lane) Khetwadi 12th Lane, Girgaum. Idol designed by Raju Shinde.
2nd PRIZE: BEST GANESH IDOL IN MUMBAI G.S.B. Seva Mandal, King Circle Khetwadi 12th Galli Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal GSB Seva Mandal (King Circle) GSB Seva Mandal, King’s Circle
3rd PRIZE: BEST GANESH IDOL IN MUMBAI “Khetwadi Cha Ganraj” (Khetwadi 12th Lane Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav Samiti) Bohri Chawl Sarvajanik Utsav Mandal (Lower Parel) Tulsiwadi Ganpati Idol (Tardeo) and Shri Sai Darshan Mitra Mandal (Malad W) Chandanwadi, near Chira Bazaar and Marine Lines. Idol designed by Vijay Khatu

 
 

Winners of the Best Ganpati Mandals in Mumbai

WINNER OF BEST GANESH MANDAL IN MUMBAI 2015 – BEST GANESH MANDAL IN MUMBAI 2014 – BEST GANESH MANDAL IN MUMBAI 2013 – BEST GANESH MANDAL IN MUMBAI 2012 – BEST GANESH MANDAL IN MUMBAI
1st PRIZE: BEST GANPATI MANDAL IN MUMBAI Fort Icchapurti Ganpati (Fort Vibhag Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav Mandal) Khetwadi 12th Galli Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal Sahyadri Krida Mandal (Chembur) – 100 yrs of Film Fort Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal. Mandal based on Laxmi Niwas Palace in Bikaner. Art director Anand Sawant
2nd PRIZE: BEST GANPATI MANDAL IN MUMBAI Sahyadri Krida Mandal, Chembur Mumbai Ganesh Mahotsav by Lodha Foundation, Grant Road Fort Vibhag SGM (Fort Icchapurti) – Mysore Palace Mumbai Ganesh Mahotsav by Lodha Foundation, Grant Road. Art director Nitin Desai.
3rd PRIZE: BEST GANPATI MANDAL IN MUMBAI “Andheri Cha Raja” (Azad Nagar Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav Mandal, Andheri West) Shiv Chhaya Mitra Mandal, Turbhe Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal ( Vashi Sector 17) Khetwadi 12th Lane, Girgaum. Mandal based on ISKCON temple. Art director Dilip Dada.

 
 

Winner of Mumbai’s Most Visited (Most Popular) Ganpati

MOST VISITED (POPULAR) GANESH IN MUMBAI 2015 – MOST VISITED GANESH IN MUMBAI 2014 – MOST VISITED GANESH IN MUMBAI 2013 – MOST VISITED GANESH IN MUMBAI 2012 – MOST VISITED GANESH IN MUMBAI
MOST VISITED GANPATI IN MUMBAI Lalbuagcha Raja (Lalbaug, Mumbai) Lalbuagcha Raja (Lalbaug, Mumbai) Lalbuagcha Raja (Lalbagh, Mumbai) Lalbuagcha Raja (Lalbagh, Mumbai)

 
 

Winner of Mumbai’s Best Eco-Friendly Ganesh Idol

BEST ECO-FRIENDLY GANPATI IDOL IN MUMBAI 2015 – BEST ECO-FRIENDLY GANPATI IDOL IN MUMBAI
BEST ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY GANESH MURTI (IDOL) IN MUMBAI National Kala Krida Mandal, Dadar

 
 


Amazing “Mumbaicha Maharaja” Ganesh at Khetwadi Galli 11

Khetwadi Lane 11 has one of Mumbai's Best Ganpati IdolMumbaicha Maharaja Ganpati is one of the best in Mumbai in 2015

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  • The Khetwadi Lane 11 Ganpati is popularly known as “Mumbaicha Maharaja”.
  • The 2015 “Mumbai Cha Maharaja” Ganpati is made by the famous Ganesh sculptor, Vijay Khatu.
  • The shape of Khetwadi Gali 11 Ganesh Idol changes every year. In recent years “Mumbaicha Maharaja” has been among the more creative Ganesh Murtis in Mumbai.
  • “Mumbai Cha Maharaja” is managed by “Mumbai Cha Maharaja Sarvajanik GaneshOtsav Mandal”, which started in 1962.

 

Khetwadi Galli (Lane) 11 Ganpati Photos over the years

 
 


Khetwadi Lane 12 Ganesh Is Among Mumbai’s Best Idol And Mandal

Galli 12 Khetwadicha Ganesha Is A Beautiful Ganpati2015 Khetwadicha Ganraj Ganpati and Mandap Are Among The Best

Khetwadicha Ganraj (Lane 12) Ganesh Among Best In MumbaiKhetwadi Gali 12 Among Best Ganesh Mandals In Mumbai In 2015

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  • The Khetwadi Lane (Galli) 12 Ganpati is popularly known as “Khetwadicha Ganraj”.
  • The Khetwadi Lane 12 Ganesh Idol is tall and elegant. The Mandap/Pandal of the “Khetwadicha Ganraj” is beautifully decorated. An imposing Ganpati and a beautiful Mandal make the Khetwadi Gali 12 Ganesh one of the best in Mumbai. The Mandap is inspired by Moti Mahal in Bhopal.
  • For the last 7 years, “Khetwadi Cha Ganraj” has been winning awards for the best Ganesh Mandal and Idol.
  • The 2015 Khetwadi Cha Ganraj (Lane 12) Ganesh Idol is 14 feet tall and is made by the famous Ganesh Murti maker, Raju Shinde.
  • “Khetwadicha Ganraj” is managed by Khetwadi 12th Lane Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav Mandal, which started in 1959.

 

Ganesh Pictures of Khetwadi Galli 12 Ganesh over the Years

 
 


2015 Khetwadi Lane 8 Ganesh Is Mumbai’s Best And Scariest

Khetwadi Galli 8 Is The Scariest Ganesh Idol In MumbaiWhite Ganpati At Khetwadi Lane 8 Is Among Best In Mumbai

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  • Khetwadi Lane 8 has one of the most impressive Ganpatis in Mumbai in 2015. It is a tall, white, aggressive looking Ganesh idol.
  • The Khetwadi Gali 8 Mandal has cleverly used lights and set design to create an eerie atmosphere. One gets the impression that one is in a snow cave in the Himalayas. It is one of the most unusual Mumbai Ganesh Mandal in 2015.
  • The 2015 Khetwadi Lane 8 Ganesh Idol is made by murtikar (sculptor) Shankar.
  • For Ganesha devotees, Khetwadi is a must visit area during Ganesh Chaturthi because it has Mumbai’s largest collection of tall and amazing Sarvajanik Ganesh Mandals on a single half kilometer stretch. The 2015 Khetwadi Galli 8 Ganesh is a must-visit Mandal.

 
 


Pictures Of Mumbaicha Raja (Ganesh Galli, Lalbagh)

Photo Of The 2015 Mumbaicha Raja (Ganesh Gali) GanpatiMumbai Cha Raja Is Among Mumbai's Oldest And Most Famous Ganpati

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  • The Lalbaug Ganesh Galli Ganpati idol is known as “Mumbaicha Raja”. This tall and majestic Ganpati is one of the most famous idols in Mumbai.
  • “Mumbaicha Raja” is placed in a wonderful Mandal which is inspired by Gujrat’s Bajrangbali Temple.
  • Given the drought situation in Maharashtra’s Marathwada and Vidarbha region, the “Mumbai Cha Raja” Mandal has decided to give all donations received in 2015 to “NAAM Foundation”, which is run by Nana Patekar and Makrand Anasapure.
  • Started at Ganesh Gali (Lalbagh), in 1928, “Lalbaug Sarvajanik Utsav Mandal” manages the “Mumbaicha Raja” Ganesha.

 

Mumbai Cha Raja (Lalbaug) Ganpati Photo over the years

 

 


Andhericha Raja Is The Most Famous Ganpati In Mumbai’s Suburbs

Andhericha Raja is the most famous Ganpati in Mumbai's SuburbAndheri Cha Raja is among Mumbai's Best Ganesh Mandal

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  • “Andheri Cha Raja”, which is also known as “Navasala Pavnara Ganpati”, is the most popular Ganpati in the Western Suburb of Mumbai.
  • Reasons “Andhericha Raja” is famous is because it is considered a wish fulfilling Ganpati, the Ganesh Mandap/Mandal is beautiful and many film stars from the Hindi film industry frequent this Mandal.
  • The 2015 “Andhericha Raja” Pandal is a replica of the amazing Ambaji Mata Temple in Gujarat. TOI awarded the “Andhericha Raja” the third best Ganpati Mandal in Mumbai in 2015.
  • 2015 is the Golden jubilee of “Andheri Cha Raja” The design of the 8.5 ft “Andhericha Raja” has remained unchanged for the last 50 years.
  • “Andhericha Raja” is the only major Ganpati that is immersed 5 days after the Visarjan of the other big Mumbai Ganpatis. So instead of on “Anant Chaturdashi”, Andhericha Raja’s Visarjan takes place on “Sankashti Chaturthi”. A small Ganpati at the “Andhericha Raja” Pandal is immersed on “Anant Chaturdashi”.

 

Mumbai Cha Raja (Lalbaug) Ganpati Photo over the years

 
 


Pictures of 2015 Khetwadi Khambata Lane Ganpati

Khetwadi Khambata Lane Ganpati Is Among Best in Mumbai In 2015Khetwadi Khambatta Galli Ganesh Moorti is Among Mumbai's Best

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  • Khetwadi Khambatta Lane Ganesh is among the best Ganpati Murtis in Mumbai in 2015.
  • The 2015 Khetwadi Khambata Lane Ganpati is a tall, purple, 3-headed Ganesh sitting on a large swan. “Khetwadi Cha Raja” Ganesh Idol is in the form of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. The total structure is 25 feet, making it among the tallest Ganpati in Mumbai in 2015.
  • Kunal Patil made this wonderful Ganesh idol.
  • The Khambata Galli Ganesh is known as “Khetwadicha Raja” and is managed by “Khambata Road Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal”. This Mandal lays emphasis on harmony and unity between all communities and religions.

 

Khetwadi Khambatta Lane Ganpati Photos over the Years

 
 


Parelcha Raja (Nare Park): Among Mumbai’s Best Big Ganpati

Parelcha Raja Nare Park is One Of Mumbai's Best Big GaneshImage of the 2015 Parel Cha Raja Ganeshi at Nare Park

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  • The Nare Park Ganpati is called “Parelcha Raja”.
  • Year after year “Parelcha Raja” (Nare Park) is among the top Ganesh idols in Mumbai. 2015 is no exception. The tall, 10-hand, “Parelcha Raja” Ganesh is standing with his foot on the head of the demon “Sindura”.
  • Since 1947 “Parel Vibhag Sarvajanik Ganeshutsav Mandal” have been organizing “Parel Cha Raja” (Nare Park) Ganesh.

 

Parel Cha Raja (Nare Park) Ganesh Photos Over The Years

 
 


Picture Of The Awesome 2015 Grant Road Market Cha Ganesh

Grant Road Market Ganesh Is Among Best in Mumbai in 2015Photo of the Amazing 2015 Grant Road Market Ganpati

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  • “Grant Road Market Cha Raja” is among the best Ganpati idols in Mumbai in 2015.
  • Designed by famous Ganpati sculptor, Vijay Khatu, the 2015 “Grant Road Marketcha Raja” is a ten-hand, tall Ganesh modeled on Lord Shiva. The idol has a snake over its head and Ganga in his hair.
  • “Grant Road Market Cha Raja” is located at the Bhaji Gali outside Grant Road station.

 
 


Lalbaghcha Raja Is Mumbai’s Most Famous And Popular Ganpati

Lalbagcha Raja Is Mumbai's Most Popular GanpatiPhoto of Lalbagcha Raja, Mumbai's Most Famous Ganesh

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  • “Lalbaugcha Raja” is Mumbai’s Most Popular Ganpati during Ganesh Chaturthi. During Ganesh festival, more devotees visit “Lalbaghcha Raja” than any other Ganesha in Mumbai city.
  • One reason that “Lalbaugcha Raja” is so famous is because it is considered a wish fulfilling Ganesh (“NavsachaGanpati”).
  • The tall “Lalbaghcha Raja” Ganesh idol has been made by the Kambli family since 1935. The design of the Ganpati Murti remains more or less the same every, except for the ornaments, clothes and accessories.
  • The wonderful 2015 Sheesh Mahal (Palace of mirrors) pandal for “Lalbaghcha Raja” was designed by famous film art director, Nitin Desai. This set was later used for the Salman Khan film “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo”.
  • “Lalbaugcha Raja” Ganeshutsav started in 1934 and is managed by “Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganesh Mandal”.

 

Lalbaug Cha Raja Ganesh Murti Pictures Over The Years

 
 


Vile Parle Cha Peshwa Is Mumbai’s Most Eco-Friendly Big Ganpati

2015 Vile ParleCha Peshwa Is A Big Eco-Friendly GanpatiVila ParleCha Peshwa Is Mumbai's Most Environment Friendly Ganesh

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  • “Vile Parle Cha Peshwa” is the most environment friendly large Ganesh idol in Mumbai in 2015.
  • Stating tall at 22 feet, the “Vile Parlecha Peshwa” is made from recycled bamboos and tissue papers. Weighing 150 Kgs, the idol cost only Rs 18,000. The Ganesha idol is made by Digambar Manikar and his son Rajesh Manikar.
  • Since 2008, “Bal Gopal Mitra Mandal”, the Mandal that manages “Vile Parlecha Peshwa”, has been installing an eco-friendly Ganpati Murti. In 2006, 19 year old Derek Jadhav presented a 3 feet eco-friendly Ganpati, made of tissue paper to the Mandal. He suggested that the Peshwa could also be an eco-friendly Ganpati. The Mandal rejected his idea. Tragically Derek passed away in a train accident; that’s when the “Vile Parlecha Peshwa” Mandal decided to follow Derek’s suggestion and ever since they have been installing an environment friendly Ganpati.

 

Eco-Friendly Vile Parle Cha Peshwa Ganpati Over The Years

 
 


Pictures of 2015 Chinchpokli Cha Chintamani Ganesh Idol

Chinchpoklicha Chintamani is Among Mumbai's Oldest Ganpati MandalChinchpoklicha Chintamani is a Famous Mumbai Ganesh

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  • “Chinchpokli Cha Chintamani” is one of Mumbai’s most famous and oldest Ganpatis. “Chinchpokli Sarvajanik Utsav Mandal” has been organizing the “Chinchpokli Cha Chintamani” Ganesha since 1920.
  • The 2015 “Chinchpokli Cha Chintamani” Ganesh Idol is made by Vijay Khatu. “Chintamani” is sitting on his throne playing the sitar.
  • Located near Chinchpokli Railway Station, the 2015 “Chinchpokli Cha Chintamani” is housed in a beautiful “Kalpanik Mahal”, which is inspired by royal palaces.

 
 

Chinchpokli Cha Chintamani Ganesh Photos over the Years

 

 
 


Raja Tejukaya Is A Famous Ganpati From Lalbagh In Mumbai

Raja Tejukaya Cha Is Among Mumbai's Best Ganpati IdolsRaja Tejukaya Is A Famous Ganpati From Mumbai's Lalbagh

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  • “Raja Tejukaya” is one of the three most famous Ganpatis from Lalbagh in Central Mumbai. The other two Ganeshas are “Lalbaugcha Raja” and “Mumbaicha Raja” (Ganesh Gali).
  • The impressive 2015 “Raja Tejukaya” Ganesh Idol is made by Rajan Zad. The 18 feet tall “Raja Tejukaya” Ganesh is dressed in battle armor and is standing next to an elephant.
  • “Tejukaya Sarvajanik Ganeshostov Trust” is the Mandal that manages “Raja Tejukaya”.

 

Pictures of Raja Tejukaya, Famous Lalbaug Ganesh

 
 


Pictures of 2015 Currey Road Cha Kaivari Ganpati Murti

2015 Currey Roadcha Kaivari Ganapati Idol is among Mumbai's BestCurrey Roadcha Kaivari Ganeshi is among Mumbai's Famous Ganpati

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  • 2015 is the 50th years of “Currey Road Cha Kaivari” Ganpati.
  • The 2015 “Currey Roadcha Kaivari” Ganesh Murti is a royal, aggressive looking idol. “Kaivari” means protector and avenger and the look of the “Currey Road Cha Kaivari” Ganpati lives up to his name.

 

Currey Road Cha Kaivari Ganesh Photos Over The Years

 
 


Dharavi Cha Sukhakarta Is Among Mumbai’s Best Ganesh in 2015

2015 Dharavicha Sukhakarta Ganpati is among Mumbai's Best2015 Dharavi Cha Sukhakarta Ganesh Murti Is Amazing

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  • “Dharavi Cha Sukhakarta” is one of the most creative Ganesh Murtis in Mumbai in 2015.
  • The 2015 “Dharavi Cha Sukhakarta” is a purple coloured Ganpati in a dancing pose. He is standing against a throne of snakes, which is held up by a giant snake. This innovative Ganpati Morti is made by Ganesh sculptor Krunal Patil.

 

Dharavi Cha Sukhkarta Ganesh Photos over the Years

 
 


Chandanwadi Cha Raja 2015 Ganesh Murti Among Mumbai’s Best

Chandanwadicha Raja is among Mumbai's Best Ganpati IdolChandanwadicha Raja Ganpati is made by Vijay Khatu

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  • “Chandanwadi Cha Raja” Ganesh Idol is located at Yeshwant Chawl, Chandanwadi, near Marine Lines Railway station.
  • 2015 “Chandanwadi Cha Raja” Ganpati Idol is made by famous Ganesh Murtikar (sculptor) Vijay Khatu.
  • Managed by “Akhil Chandanwadi Sarvajanik Ganeshustav Mandal” “Chandanwadi Cha Raja” is one the biggest Ganesh Mandals in South Mumbai.

 

Akhil Chandanwadi Ganesh Murti Photos over the Years

 
 


Images Of 2015 Malwanicha Raja Ganesh Idol In Mumbai

2015 Malvanicha Raja Ganesh Idol is Among Mumbai's BestMalwanicha Raja Ganesh Is A Famous Mumbai Ganpati Idol

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  • 2015 is the 50th year celebration for “Malwanicha Raja” Ganpati. Located at BEST Colony in Malad (East), “Malwani Cha Raja” is among the more popular Ganesh idols in North Mumbai.
  • The impressive 2015 “Malvanicha Raja” Ganesh Idol is made by Rajan Zad (Jhad).
  • “Malwanicha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal” are the organizers of “Malwanicha Raja”.

 
 


Picture Of The Beautiful Mira Bhayander Cha Raja Ganesh

Picture Of The Beautiful 2015 Mira-BhayanderCha Raja GanpatiMira-BhayanderCha Raja Is A Famous Ganesh in Mumbai Suburbs

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  • The “Mira Bhayander Cha Raja” Ganesh Idol is among the nicer Ganpatis during the 2015 Mumbai Ganesh Chaturthi Festival. The 2015 “Mira-Bhayander Cha Raja” is a tall Ganpati Idol sitting on a peacock. The Ganesh isin the form of “Mayuresvara” or “Vikata”.
  • “Mira-Bhayandercha Raja” Ganpati is managed by Siddhivinayak Seva Mandal, Bhayander (East). It is among the top Mandals in the northern suburbs of Mumbai.

 

Mira Bhayander Cha Raja Ganpati Photos over the Years

 
 


Kamatipura Cha Chintamani Ganesh Is Among Mumbai’s Best Ganpati

Vijay Khatu made the 2015 Kamatipura Cha Chintamani GanpatiKamatipura Cha Chintamani is a famous Ganesh from Mumbai

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  • “Kamatipura Cha Chintamani” is among Mumbai’s famous Ganpatis. The 2015 “Kamatipura Cha Chintamani” Ganesh Idol is designed by Vijay Khatu.
  • “Kamatipura Cha Chintamani” is managed by “Kamathipura Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav Mandal” and is located at Kamatipura Lane 14.

 

Kamatipura Cha Chintamani Ganpati Photos over the Years

 
 


Image of the 2015 Khetwadi Lane (Galli) 7 Ganpati Murti

Khetwadi Lane 7 has a Beautiful Ganpati Idol in 2015Khetwadi Gali 7 Ganesh is among the famous Khetwadi Idols

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  • The 2015 Khetwadi Gali 7 Ganesh is seated on a beautiful peacock.
  • The Khetwadi Lane 7 Ganesh Idol is among the better idols in Khetwadi in 2015.
  • For the last few years, Khetwadi Lane 7 has been producing very creative Ganesh Idols.

 

Ganesh Pictures of Khetwadi Galli 12 Ganesh over the Years

 
 


Picture of the Majestic 2015 Tardeo Cha Raja Ganesha

2015 Tardecha Raja is a great Ganesh Morti from MumbaiTardeocha Raja is among the good 2015 Ganesha in Mumbai

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  • 2015 “Tardeo Cha Raja” Ganesh is sitting on a throne that is overlooked by his father, Lord Shiva.
  • 2015 “Tardeo Cha Raja” Ganpati Murti is made by Kunal Patil.

 
 


Dates of Ganesh Chaturthi and Ganpati Visarjan in 2015

  1. 17 September, 2015 (Thursday): Start of Ganesh Chaturthi (Ganesh Festival) when Ganesh Idols are installed at homes and in Ganesh pandals. Ganesh Utsav starts on Shukla Chaturthi in the Hindu month of “Bhaadrapada”.
  2. 18 September, 2015 (Friday): Ganesh Visarjan of Ganapati statues after 1 day. Many Ganpati idols that are brought to residential homes are immersed on this day. 95% of Ganesh murtis in Mumbai are installed in residential homes.
  3. 21 September, 2015 (Monday): Gauri Visarjan when idols of Goddess Gauri (Parvati, mother of Ganesha) are immersed. The richest Ganesh Idol in the world, GSB Seva Mandal’s Ganpati, is immersed on the 5th day of Ganesh Chaturti.
  4. 27 September, 2015 (Sunday): Final date of Ganesh Visarjan (Immersion), which falls on “Anant Chaturdashi” in the Hindu month of “Bhaadrapada”. Most of Mumbai’s biggest and most famous Ganesh Idols are immersed in the sea on this day.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Mumbai will have very high tide of around 4.6 meters on 27 September, 2015, which is the final day for Ganesh Visarjan. Be very careful while entering the sea for Ganpati Visarjan.

 


Famous Ganesh Idols and Ganpati Mandals in Mumbai

This is a list of the best and most famous Ganpati idols and Ganesh Mandals in Mumbai. These famous Mumbai Ganesh Idols can be located on the map below.

 

Ganesh Chaturthi and Ganpati Idols (Murti) in Mumbai

 

  • GSB Seva Mandal’s Ganesh Murti located at G.S.B. Sports Club Ground, King Circle. This is Mumbai’s and the world’s richest Ganesh Mandal.
  • “Lalbaugcha Raja” (Lalbaug) Ganpati managed by “Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganesh Mandal”
  • “Mumbaicha Raja” (Ganesh Gali, Lalbaug) Ganesh Murti managed by “Lalbaug Sarvajanik Utsav Mandal”
  • “Khetwadicha Ganraj” Ganpati Idol is located at Khetwadi Lane 12 and is managed by “12th Khetwadi Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal”
  • “Mumbaicha Maharaja” Ganpati Murti is located at Khetwadi Lane 11 and is managed by “Mumbai Cha Maharaja Sarvajanik GaneshOtsav Mandal”
  • “Khetwadicha Raja” Ganesh Idol is located at Khetwadi Khambata Lane and is managed by “Khambata Road Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal”
  • “Bappa Khetwadicha” Ganesh Murti is located at Khetwadi Lane 10 and is managed by “Om Tandav Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal”
  • “Parelcha Raja” Ganesh Murti is located at Nare Park and is managed by “Parel Vibhag Sarvajanik Geneshutsav Mandal”
  • “Ladka Lambodar Ganpati” Gampati Moorti is located at Rangari Badak Chawl, Kalachowki, and is managed by “Rangari Badak Chawl Ganpati Mandal”
  • “Chinchpokli Cha Chintamani” Ganesh Idol is located at Chinchpokli and is managed by “Chinchpokli Sarvajanik Utsav Mandal”
  • “Raja Tejukayacha” Ganapati Idol is located at Lalbagh and is managed by “Tejukaya Sarvajanik Ganesh Ustov Mandal Trust”
  • “Tulsiwadi Cha Maharaja” Ganpati Murti is located at Tardeo and is managed by “Tulsiwadi Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal”
  • “Kamatipuracha Chintamani Ganesh” is located at Kamatipura and is managed by the “Kamathipura Sarvajanik Ganeshutsav Mandal”
  • “Dongri Cha Raja” Ganesh Idol is located at Dongri in Central Mumbai and is managed by “Chinch Bunder Dongri Sarvajanik Ganeshutsav Mandal”
  • “Fort Cha Raja” Ganesha Idol is located at GPO in Fort and is managed by “Shree Balgopal Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal”
  • Chandanwadi Chira Bazaar Ganesh Idol is managed by “Akhil Chandanwadi Sarvajanik Ganeshustav Mandal”
  • “Vile Parle Vishwacha Raja” Ganpati Idol is located at Vile Parle (East) and is managed by “Bal Mitra Mandal Vile Parle”
  • “Vile Parle Cha Samrat” Ganesh Statue is located opposite Bhuta High school at Vile Parle (East)
  • “Navsala Pavnara Vasaicha Maharaja” Ganpati Statue is located at Anand Nagar, Vasai, and is managed by “Anand Nagar Sarvajanik Geneshutsav Mandal”
  • “Navasala Pavnara Ganpati” or “Andhericha Raja” Ganesh is managed by “Azad Nagar Sarvajanik Utsav Samiti”
  • “Andheri Telli Galli Cha Samrat” Ganpati Idol is located at Telli Gali in Andheri and is managed by “Lokmanya Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav Mandal”
  • “Currey Road Cha Kaivari” Ganesh Murti is located at Currey Road and is managed by “Balgopal Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal”
  • Ganesh Murti at Bori Chawl in Chira Bazar, which is managed by “Bal Gopal Mitra Mandal Bori Chawl”
  • “Navi Mumbai Ka Raja” Ganesh Idol is located at Shree Ramtanumata Marg, Turbhe, Navi Mumbai is managed by “Shivchhaya Mitra Mandal”
  • Lodha Foundation’s Ganpati Idol located at Mumbai’s Gilder Tank Ground at Grant Road (East)
  • Ganpati Murti of Sahyadri Krida Mandal, located at Tilak Nagar in Chembur

 

Map Of Famous Ganpati Idols And Ganesh Mandals In Mumbai

 


Famous Ganpati Idol Makers And Sculptors In Mumbai

Listed below are some of the most famous Ganesh Murti sculptors and designers from Mumbai. Also listed are 2015 Ganesh Idols Made by these famous Ganpati creators.

  • Vijay Khatu: In 2015 he made “Mumbaicha Maharaja” (Khetwadi Lane 11), “Grant Road Marketcha Raja” Ganesh, “Chandanwadi Cha Raja”, “Upanagra Cha Raja”
  • Rajan Zad (Rajan Jhad): In 2015 he made “Vile Parle Cha Samrat” Ganpati, “Kubharwadya Cha Ganraj”, “Malwanicha Raja”
  • Kunal Patil (from J.J. School Of Arts): In 2015 he made “Prabodhankar Thackrey Nagar” Ganesh Murti, “Santacruz Cha Vignedhar”, “Charkop Cha Morya”, Khetwadi Khambatta Lane Ganesh (“Khetwadi Cha Raja”)
  • Raju Shinde: In 2015 he made “Abyudh Nagar Cha Raja”, Netaji Subhas Nagar Ganesh Idol, Khetwadi Lane 12 (“Khetwadicha Ganraj”)
  • Krunal Patil: In 2015 he made “Dharavi Cha Sukhakarta”, Dhanu Ganpati, Om Sai Mahesh Park Ganesh Murti, “Mumbadevi Cha Ganraj”
  • Rajan Khatu: In 2015 he made “Ghatkopar Cha Ganray”, “Vasai Cha Maharaja”
  • Ramesh Ravle: In 2015 he made “Parel Cha Raja” (Nare Park) Ganpati Murti
  • Raju Shinde: “Khetwadicha Ganraj” (Khetwadi Galli 12 Ganesh)
  • Anil Baing: In 2015 he made “Malad Cha Morreshwar”, Pancham Society Ganpati
  • Shankar: Khetwadi Lane 8 Ganpati
  • Digambar Manikar and Rajesh Manikar: In 2015 they made the eco-friendly “Vile Parlecha Peshwa” Ganpati Idol. They specialize in environment friendly Ganesh Idols.

 
 

 
 


Ganesh Chaturthi And Ganpati Festival In Mumbai

Nowhere in the world is Ganesh Festival (“Ganeshutsav”) celebrated with the passion and on the scale as it is in Mumbai.

It is estimated that around 200,000 Ganpati Idols are installed and worshipped during the 11 day Ganesha Festival. Around 955 of Ganesh Murtis are bought by individuals for their homes. The balance 5% Ganesh Idols are large statues that are installed in community “Pandals”.

Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations are unique in Mumbai because it a community event, which is why it is called “Sarvajanik Ganeshutsav”. Around 10,500 Sarvajanik Ganesh Mandals are registered in Mumbai and its suburbs. These Sarvajanik Mandals are given permission to install Ganesh Murtis in Pandals on public roads and open spaces.

This form of special community Ganesh Festival celebrations was first introduced in Mumbai in 1893 by the legendary freedom fighter Lokmanya Tilak. He used Ganeshotsav to spread the message of freedom from the British and to unite Indians.

 


Mumbai Ganesh Visarjan Route, Locations and Map

Please click on the below links for route and map of the main Ganpati Visarjan (Immersion) locations in Mumbai.

 


 

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