Meet the man who dresses up the Lalbaughcha Raja



Lalbaugcha Raja Dhoti

I am sure devotees of Lord Ganesha would be familiar with Lalbaugcha Raja.

Here we have a interesting article about Fashion Designer of Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesh Idol.

You might have noted that every day during the Ganesh Utsav festival, Lord Ganesha is seen wearing a different coloured dhoti.

40 year old fashion designer, Rupesh Pawar who resides in Lalbaug, has been making costumes for the Ganesha idol for Lalbaughcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshoutsav Mandal.

He has been making costumes of Lalbaugcha Raja since last 21 years.

Currently, Pawar is making attires for 13 large Ganesha idols, ranging from 8 to 20 feet in height, and for about 30 small ones which will make their way into people’s homes.

“Whatever I am today is because of Lalbaugcha Raja. I am just a simple tailor but I am recognised because of this Ganesh pandal,” he says modestly.

Pawar takes four hours to make one set of clothes for an idol and begins work two months ahead of the festival. “The mandal has given me the right to choose the colours for the costumes, including the stoles that the idols wear,” he said.

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