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Mumbai welcomes Ganpati for Ganeshutsav 2012

On Wednesday 19th September, the 10-day Ganpati festival began amid very strict and tight security. Mumbai the core center of this particular celebration warmly welcomed Lord Ganesh, its favorite god elephant-headed. The ‘sthapan puja’ (devotional worship) and ‘aarti’ were held in many pandals (stage) in order to mark the grand birthday of Lord Ganesh who is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati according to Hindu Mythology.

In different public venues such as road junction, streets, lane etc, housing complexes such as colonies, apartment etc and individual homes, the Mumbai Police department were on round-the-clock watch in order to safeguard the installation of gigantic Ganesh idols as well as medium and small Ganesh idols.

Millions of Ganesh devotees and its volunteers cross the nation and Mumbaikars remained fully awake throughout the night for making last minute perfect preparations for this famous festival. It is to be noted that this festival is grandly celebrated with full joy and enthusiasm in India and abroad.  In India the main centers of this festival celebration is Mumbai city and its suburban areas, Pune city and the entire coastal Konkan region.

It is to be noted that last week nearly 300,000 big and small Ganesh idols started arriving in Mumbai from several artists’ studios in different parts of Raigad and Mumbai. The Police department has made tight security arrangements; it has deployed 19,000 policemen across the city in order to prevent any unforeseen and untoward incident during the festival. One of the most popular mandals (associations) is “Lalbaugcha Raja” (King of Lalbaug area in south central Mumbai), here special arrangement is made by the city police department.

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One Response to "Mumbai welcomes Ganpati for Ganeshutsav 2012"

  1. Anonymous says:

    States and particular cities where Ganapati is celebrated warmly

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