August 4, 2020 By Swapnil Suryawanshi

Lalbaugcha Raja

Sculpture created in 1934 :

Lalbaugcha Raja is the most famous Sarvajanik Ganapati kept at Lalbaug, a prominent locality in Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra, during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival.

Created: 12 September 1934FestivalGanesh ChaturthiDistrictMumbai City DistrictGoverning bodyLalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal

Koli’s of mumbai stared to celebrate the pride of mumbai Lalbaug cha Raja in lalbaugh there was a raw market for public no gain of money no peformace of people they Vow that if we start to celebrate the Ganesh chaturti the we will build a formed power market and aftr this the were sucessfukk in thier life and the lord ganesh of lalbaugh became an icon for people the Vow of ganesha .

Lalbaugcha Raja
Lalbaugcha Raja, 2009
DistrictMumbai City District
DeityGanapati (Ganesha)
FestivalGanesh Chaturthi
Governing bodyLalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal
Date established1934

Processions carrying idols of Lord Ganesh for immersion began winding their way towards rivers and lakes across Maharashtra Sunday morning, marking the culmination of the 11-day festival.

In big cities like Pune and Mumbai, processions carrying huge idols of the elephant-headed God on decorated trucks, accompanied by thousands of devotees and troupes of drummers, are expected to continue well past midnight.

While public Ganesh mandals prefer to take the idols for immersion to sea shores or rivers, families which install smaller idols are increasingly conducting ‘viasarjan’ at homes in buckets of water.

Why Lalbaugcha Raja is so famous :

Lalbaugcha Raja is the popular Ganesh idol of the Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal. … Hence, the fishermen and vendors who used to sit in the open place vowed to Ganesha for permanent place for their market.

What is the cost of Lalbaugcha Raja :

Last year, the Lalbaugcha Raja had received a gold Ganpati idol, with a diamond encrusted on its crown, weighing around 1.2 kg. It’s value was estimated to be around ₹42 lakh. During the auction, the idol, which had a base price of ₹31 lakh, was sold for ₹35.75 lakh.

Who started Lalbaugcha Raja :

Many spoke about the humble beginnings of Lalbaugcha Raja. Vikas Paranjpe, publisher and chronicler of Mumbai’s Ganesh culture, said it was started by cloth mill workers in the 1930s with a tiny clay idol, thus living up to the robust democratic tradition of ‘Girangaon’, Mumbai’s bustling textile hub.

How can I go to Lalbaugcha Raja ;

The Lalbaugcha Raja pandal is locally in central Mumbai, and that makes it easy for anyone to reach it by road and Mumbai local train, depending on where you are coming from. For Navsachi darshan, visitors can reach thepandal from Lower Parel station on the Western rail line, and Curry Road station on the Central line.

Which is the tallest Ganpati in Mumbai :

Khairtabad Ganesh

YearAvatarHeight in feet
2015Thrishaktimaya Moksha Ganapathi59
2016Sri Shakthi Peetha Shiva Nagendra Maha Ganapathi58
2017Sri Chandi Kumara Anantha Maha Ganapathi57

History :

Lalbaugcha Raja is the popular Ganesh idol of the Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal. The mandal, formerly known as ‘Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal, Lalbaug’ was founded in 1934 at Lalbaug Market by fisherman Koli community.


The Lalbaugcha Raja Ganapati idol has been organized by the Kambli family for over eight decades. The family have their workshop in a little lane off the main road in Lalbaug, not very far from the pandal.

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The father of Ratnakar Kambli (the head of the Kambli family) was a sculptor of idols and had roaming exhibitions at festivals across Maharashtra. He began organizing the idol for Lalbaugcha Raja in 1935, when some of his friends recommended his