Ganeshotsav is going to fade just like the Vari Yatra of Pandharpur in view of the increasing risk of corona infection. Due to the epidemic, the world famous ‘Lalbagh Ch Raja’ (Lalbaugcha Raja) Ganapati Mandal has decided not to celebrate Ganeshotsav this time. The King of Lal Baug is famous not only in Mumbai but in many countries including India. People come from far away to see the king of Lal Baug. Not only this, Bollywood’s big actors and actresses come to see the King of Lal Baug. Such as Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgan, Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone etc.
Statue of lalbaugcha raja will not be installed, blood and plasma donation camp will be replaced
Due to Corona, the country’s most famous Ganapati ‘lalbaugcha raja’ will not come this year. Where the statue of ‘Lalbagha Raja’ is installed, there is a containment area just a short distance from it. This is the first time in 86 years that the king of Lalbagh will not sit. It was not easy to take the decision to break this tradition that had been in existence for years.
In this case, 1200 members of the committee met. Due to Corona, this meeting on the zoom app lasted for about three hours. All the members in the meeting were unanimous that ‘Desh Dev’ is the only thing. In the end, the ‘lalbaugcha raja’ decided not to remain this year.
CM Thackeray also instructed Ganesh mandals to install Ganapati of just 4 feet. Please tell that in Maharashtra, the number of corona infected patients has increased to close to 1 lakh 75 thousand.
This is a picture of the 1934 statue of the lalbaugcha raja.
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On behalf of ‘Lalbagh Ch Raja’ Ganapati Mandal, it was informed that a blood and plasma donation camp will be organized in its place. Lalbagh Ch Raja is also known as Celebrity Ganapati. Millions of devotees and Bollywood celebrities come here every year to visit. Every year Ganpati, built on different themes, is the main center of attraction.
Millions of people visit the ‘lalbaugcha raja’ every day
Everyday lakhs of devotees come to see the king of Lalbagh. Union Home Minister Amit Shah has been visiting Amitabh Bachchan for the lalbaugcha raja. It is due to people’s faith towards this most famous Ganpati of Mumbai that its immersion procession starts in the morning and it takes about 19 hours to reach the immersion site. Thousands of devotees attend it.
The meeting started at 9 pm and lasted till 12 pm
It was not easy for the members of the public Ganeshotsav Mandal to decide to postpone the tradition of the arrival of the Raja of Lalbagh, which has been in existence for 86 years. Mandal Secretary Sudhir Salvi says that the meeting took place on Tuesday. 1200 members attended it. The meeting on the zoom app started at 9 pm and lasted till 12 pm. It was decided that during the Ganeshotsav starting from August 22, the king of Lalbagh will not be established.
This time ‘Health Festival’ in place of Ganeshotsav
The Secretary of the Board, Sudhir Salvi, says- We consider ‘Desh Dev’. So when there is a crisis of corona in the entire country including Mumbai, we have given importance to the health of the devotees, police personnel and Manpa workers who come here. The number of those who believe in the king of Lalbagh is in millions.
If we install the idol, a large number of devotees will come. There is a fear of spreading the infection. So we will not do idol installation this time. We will celebrate Ganeshotsav as a health festival this time.
Plasma donation camp will be organized in association with KEM Hospital
Salvi said, “This time together with KEM Hospital, we will celebrate the health festival.” Plasma donation camps will be organized during this period. The person coming to donate the plasma will be screened and its data will be prepared.
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He also told that the family of Indian soldiers who were martyred in violent clashes with Chinese soldiers in Galvan Valley will be respected. Apart from this, a check of Rs 25 lakh for the treatment of Corona patients will be given to the Chief Minister by the Board.
Money will be donated in CM Relief Fund
Mandal secretary Sudhir Salvi has said, “Instead of celebrating Ganeshotsav this time, we will deposit the money in CM Relief Fund. Apart from this, we will also provide financial assistance to the families of the soldiers martyred on LOC and LAC.”
Hence the decision to cancel the festival taken
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had ordered all the mandals not to celebrate Ganapati festival like every year, as a large number of people gather in it. He also said that the height of Ganapati idol should be kept up to 4 feet. Mandal officials say that the length of Ganapati cannot be reduced.
If a small statue is also brought, then a large number of people will gather to see Bappa. In such a situation, neither will there be any idol, nor will the idol be immersed keeping in mind the safety of the people.
Last year lalbaugcha raja had an insurance cover of 51 crores.
In the year 2019, the Raja of Lalbagh was insured for 51 Corod cover. They get the most donations in Mumbai. In the year 2018, 12 crore rupees were donated here. 1 crore 58 lakh from auction of donated items. Had met
That’s why the lalbaugcha raja is special
The idol of the lalbaugcha raja remains the same every year. However, the theme is changed. It costs about one lakh rupees to make the idol. The height of the statue is around 12 feet. The King of Lal Baug is famous not only in Mumbai but in many countries including India. People come from far away to see the king of Lal Baug. Not only this, Bollywood’s big actors and actresses come to see the King of Lal Baug. Such as Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgan, Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone etc.
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Bal Gangadhar started Ganesh festival
Ganesh Utsav was started by Bal Gangadhar Tilak at a time when India was struggling to free itself from the slavery of the British. The Ganesh festival was started to gather all the Indians together in that period. Large pandals were made in public places, where all Indians gathered and discussed for the freedom struggle. Since 1934, a huge statue of the Lalbaghcha Raja is installed in the Lal Baug area of Mumbai every year.
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The traders made the pandal Lalbaghcha Raja
At one time, the business of traders of Lal Baug in Mumbai used to run in losses. Traders wanted to have an open market in Lal Baug also. It is said that with this desire some traders established the Pandal of the King of Lal Baug. After the statue of Lal Baug King was installed, it did not take time for the wishes of the traders to be fulfilled. Since then, the king of Lal Baug started being established here every year. Ganpati festival of Lal Baug is becoming more grand year after year.
Number of Coronavirus infected exceeded
During the last 24 hours, 4878 new coronavirus positive patients have been found in the state. With this, the number of total infected has increased to 1 lakh 74 thousand 761. During the last 24 hours, 245 people have died in the state. So far, a total of 7855 people have lost their lives due to Corona. Today 1951 corona infected in Maharashtra have also gone home after recovering. With this, the number of patients recovering has increased to 90911. The recovery rate in the state is 52.02%.