Lalbaugcha Raja's mandla in earlier times was known as ‘Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal’, it was found in the 1928.
Lalbaugcha Raja's mandla in earlier times was known as ‘Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal
’, it was found in the 1928. This was started because of a vow for building of the Lalbaug Market which is present today. The market called Peru Chawl
was closed in the year 1932. So the fishermen and shop vendors used to do selling business here voted to Lord Ganesha for permanent selling market place. With constant efforts and supports, the landloard of the plot agreed for the erection of the market. As an accomplishment of the workers wishes they installed the Ganesha Idol on the 12th
September 1934. It was dressed in the traditional style of fisherman. And from that day the Lalbaugcha Raja
is celebrated till date and people come from far away to fulfil their wishes. The Mandal was formed when Indian was on the verge of freedom.
It was made more popular by a freedom fighter, Lokmanya Tilak who gave the inspiration of ‘Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav’. This was started for unity in people’s mind towards freedom for India for fighting against the British Rule. Ganesha idols were shown to encourage the freedom fighters. In order to celebrate the Independence of India, Ganesha idol was made of the imitation Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s having a ride on bullock cart. Also the same was done to Mahatma Gandhi when he was assassinated in 1948.
After freedom, in 1958, the figure in numbers of followers of the Lalbaugcha Raja amplified considerably. After 160 all entertainment programmes and the speeches were stopped. But in the same year Navaratri Utsav of Gujaratis were started and the same programmes were prepared during the Navaratri Festival.
It’s been a tradition of Ganesh idols that they are still immersed in sea during the time of Visarjan. At the time of immersion the Lalbaugcha Raja, Mandal have always been a motto to take appropriate precautions, in order to take the Visarjan in a proper manner. And after some experts and experience people has build up on TARAFA called as Iron Raft which allows the Lalbaugcha Raja idol to dissolve in sea easily.Visit All Articles for Lalbaugcha Raja's Photos Since 1934 to 2010:
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