Ganesh Chaturthi 2017 is proceeding and we have already seen a few days of zestful revelries all over India. The festival is famous to honor the revered Lord Ganesha, one of Hindu mythology’s most popular deities. Stretching across up to 11 days, Ganesh Chaturthi celebration in India is marked mainly by the bringing home of pretty Ganesha idols and worshiping them for days. Daily Ganesh Chaturthi rituals include prayer meetings called aartis, cultural events, and devotional music played on loudspeakers as well as by live bandwallahs. The festival concludes with the immersion of Ganesha idols on the third, fifth, seventh or tenth day of Ganesh Chaturthi. Marches are carried out with people dancing relentlessly without giving a bother about anything in the world and shouting slogans of “Ganpati Bappa Moraya”. It is fine sight to witness Ganpati visarjan in Mumbai that is preceded by large processions. People gather on the roads to see huge Ganesha idols from popular mandals as they make their way to the general visarjan spots of the city. Here are the best places to see Ganpati Visarjan in Mumbai.
Located in south Mumbai, Girgaon Chowpatty remnants the best place to witness some of the finest Ganesha idols being occupied in the water. The hugely popular Lalbaugcha Raja is immersed here. As a result, this place sees huge crowds and followers on the days of Ganpati Visarjan.
Ganesh idols in the Dadar and Shivaji Park area are immersed at Shivaji Park Chowpatty. It is one of the best places in central Mumbai to witness some beautiful Ganesh idols and spectacular Marathi festivities.
Powai is a posh area sited close to the Eastern Express Highway of Mumbai. The Powai lake, an artificial lake that is a common attraction of the city, is where Ganesha Idols of this region are immersed. Processions make their way to the Ganesh ghat visarjan point from where the idols are led into the water.
Located in the famed Andheri region of western Mumbai, Versova beach is where you can see some beautiful Ganesha idols of the Koli community that resides here. It is also a great place to spectator some authentic koli culture which is one of Mumbai’s hidden delights.
So, if you have never been part of Ganpati visarjan processions or observed one, head to one of these amazing places in Mumbai to catch a glimpse of how this grand centenary ends.
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