Lalbaugcha Raja History

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Lalbaugcha Raja is one of the most popular Ganesha Idols kept in Lalbaug, Mumbai. This idol is made by the member of ‘Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal, Lalbaug’ whiac was founded in 1934. The history behind the famous Lalbaugcha Raja is……….

Lalbaugcha Raja History :

The Lalbaug market was shutdown in 1932 due to various reasons of the then existing issues before freedom. The closing down of the market left the fishers no place else to go. A Group known as ‘Saarvajanik Ganesha Utsav Mandal Lalbaug’ was formed in 1934. This mandal took a vow to build a permanent market place and consecrated this to their deity Ganesha.

With the consistent efforts and support of the then local Councillor-Late Shri. Kuwarji Jethabhai Shah, Dr. V. B. Korgaonkar, Shri. Nakhawa Kokam Mama, Bhausaheb Shinde, Dr. U. A. Rao and the local residents, the landlord Rajabai Tayyabali agreed to give a plot for construction of a market. The resultant of the Mandal’s efffort is the current standing renowned Lalbaugh Market in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

The fishers, vendors and traders installed a Ganesh Idol on 12th Sep 1934 and called it ‘Lalbaugcha Raja’. The idol was dressed in the customary fashion of fisherman. Since that day onwards, this Lord Ganesh has become popular as it fulfills the wishes of devotees. The Mandal was formed in the era when the freedom struggle was at its peak.

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