Pictures of the Best and Most Famous Ganesh Idols and Mandals in Mumbai in 2012. The Times Group organized the “Utsav Moorti” contest and the winning Ganpati idols for 2012 are listed below. Ganesh Chaturthi started on 19 September, 2012 and Ganpati Murti “Visarjan” (Immersion) was on Anant Chaturdashi on 29 Sept.

2012 Best Ganpati Category Winners of Best Ganesh Idols and Mandals in Mumbai, 2012
Best Ganpati Idol Khetwadi 12th Lane, Girgaum. Idol designed by Raju Shinde.
1st Runner Up Best Ganpati Idol GSB Seva Mandal, King’s Circle
2nd Runner Up Best Ganpati Idol Chandanwadi, near Chira Bazaar and Marine Lines. Idol designed by Vijay Khatu
Best Ganpati Mandal Fort Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal. Mandal based on Laxmi Niwas Palace in Bikaner. Art director Anand Sawant
1st Runner Up Best Ganpati Mandal Lodha Ganpati, Grant Road. Art director Nitin Desai. Remarkably this is the first year for this Ganesh Mandal
2nd Runner Up Best Ganpati Mandal Khetwadi 12th Lane, Girgaum. Mandal based on ISKCON temple. Art director dilip Dada.
Times’ Reader’s Choice Panchsheel Niwas Rahivashi Seva Mandal, Mumbai central (E)
Most Visited Ganesh Mandal in 2012 Lalbaugcha Raja, Lalbagh(E)

 


 

Best Ganesh Idols and Ganpati Pandal / Mandal in Mumbai in 2012

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Khetwadi 12 Galli Fort Icchapurti Ganesh GSB Seva Mandal Ganesh Gali Ganpati
LalBaugCha Raja Khetwadi 11 Gali Teli Gali Parelcha Raja Nare Park
Kethwadi 7 Gali Chinchpoklicha Chintamani Borivali Upnagarcha Raja

 

Excellent Khetwadi 12th Lane Ganraj Ganapati Pandal and Statue

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The Khetwadi 12 Galli Ganraj Ganesh Pandal is fit for a special king and it was declared “THE BEST GANPATI IDOL” and “2nd RUNNER-UP BEST GANPATI MANDAL” in Mumbai in 2012 by the Times of India. Based on the ISKCON temple, Ganraj Ganpati sits on a throne with peacocks. The Khetwadi 12th Gali Ganraj Moorti was designed by Raju Shinde. The Pandal was based on the famous “Laxmi Niwas” palace in Bikaner and was designed by art director Anand Sawant. The organizers of the 12th Lane Khetwadi Mandal are “Sarvajanik Ganesh Mandal”, Girgaum.The Khetwadi Ganraj is located near Girgaum, Chowpatty and has been around since 1959.

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Fort Icchapurti Ganesh – Best Pandal / Mandal in Mumbai of 2012

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The Fort Vibhag Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal’s Ganesh Idol is called “Fortcha Icchapurti Ganesh“. In 2012, the Fort Ichapurti Mandal / Pandal was voted the “BEST GANESH MANDAL IN MUMBAI“. The stunning pandal was modelled after the beautiful Laxmi Niwas Palace in Bikaner in Rajasthan. Hindi movie art director Anand Sawant designed this elegant and stunning Ganesh Pandal. The Fort Icchapurti Ganpati Murti (Idol) was made by Vijay Khatu. This year, the devotees of the Fort Mandal have taken up the cause of Organ Donation and have created awareness via their Mandal.

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Mumbai’s GSB Seva Mandal’s Rich, South Indian Saraswat Brahmin Ganpati

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In 2012, the distinctive GSB Seva Ganesha Idol was voted “1st RUNNER-UP BEST GANAPATI IDOL” in Mumbai by Times group. The 2012 GSB Seva Mandal Ganesha sparkles with gold ornaments. The throne of this royal Ganpati is made of over 250 kgs of Silver. This Mumbai’s richest Ganesh Mandal. The GSB Seva Mandal Ganesh will be on most people’s top 10 list of best Mumbai Ganesh idols of 2012.

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Photo of Ganesh Galli Ganpati, Lalbaug – Mumbaicha Raja 2012

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Started in 1928, the famous Ganesh Galli Ganpati Idol is called “MUMBAICHA RAJA“. The organizers are “Lalbaug Sarvajanik Utsav Mandal“. A large Golden Hand adorns the idols right hand. The Ganesh Galli Pandal is inspired by the famous “Pashupathinath Temple” in Nepal.

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Picture of 2012 LalBaugCha Raja – Mumbai’s Best Known Ganesh Idol

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Lalbaugcha Raja” is among Mumbai’s most famous and respected Ganesh Idols. In 2012, the Lalbaghcha Raja was the “MOST VISITED GANESH IDOL” in Mumbai. Worshipers coming to Lalbaghcha Raja have a strong belief that their wishes will be fullfilled; hence the Lalbaug Ganpati is also called “Mannatcha Raja“. Situated in Bombay’s Lalbaug, the organizers are “Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal”.

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Khetwadi 11 Gully Mandal Ganesh, Near Girgaon in Mumbai

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Spectacular Ganapati with 10 hands striding a lion. Certainly among the best Mumbai Ganesh Idols of 2012. Even other lane in Khetwadi has an amazing Ganpati. It’s a great place to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi.

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Unique Teli Gali, Andheri, Mumbai, Ganesh Statue 2012

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The 2012 andheri Teli Galli Ganesh Idol is an unique statue. Tall, imposing and with Wheatish skin color, the Tali Gali Ganpati stands out.

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Picture of Parelcha Raja, Mumbai’s Nare Park Ganpati Idol 2012

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The tall 2012 Ganesh Idol at Nare Park in Parel, Mumbai is popularly called “PARELCHA RAJA“. This statue was designed by Vijay Khatu.

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Ganesh Chaturthi Moorti At Kethwadi 7 Gali, Near Girgaum, Chowpatty

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2012 Chinchpokli Cha Chintamani Ganesh Idol

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The Chinchpokli Ganesh in Central Mumbai is popularly called “CHINCHPOKLICHA CHINTAMANI“. “Chintamani” eradicates worries and tension.

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Borivali Upnagarcha Raja 2012 Ganesha Murti

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The Borivali Ganpati idol in North Mumbai is popularly called “UPNAGARCHA RAJA“. “Upnagar Cha Raja” means “King of the Suburbs”. The Borivali Mandal has among the best decorated Ganesh Pandals in Mumbai in 2012.

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