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Pune Dagdusheth Halwai Ganesh

The Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganpati in Pune is one of the oldest Sarvajanik Ganpati Mandal in the country. Dagdusheth Halwai Ganesh is a unique idol and attracts maximum visitors in Pune during the 10-day festival. The Dagdusheth Halwai style Ganesha is of great demand in Pune and idols makers often find it difficult to meet the needs of devotees.

Dagdusheth Halwai Ganesha has a history of more than hundred years and is participating in the Ganeshotsav from 1893 – the year Lokmanya Balgangadhar Tilak introduced the massive public celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi.

The Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganpati trust helps in setting up and guiding Ganesh mandals in several places in Maharashtra. The mandals associated with Dagdusheth Ganesh conduct ‘arati’ at the same time across Maharashtra.

Hyderabad Khairatabad Ganesha in 2007

The Khairatabad Ganapati Deva in Hyderabad is one of the tallest Ganesha idols made in Indiaduring Ganesh Chaturthi festival. In 2007, the height of Khairatabad Ganesh is more than 42 feet. A noteworthy and highly commendable aspect this year is the use of eco-friendly natural colors on the huge Ganesh idol.

Some newspapers are reporting the height of this year's idol as 45 feet (14 meter). Sri Ganesh Utsav Committee, Khairatabad, Hyderabad claims the Ganesh idols displayed here, during Ganesh Chaturthi, to be the tallest idols in the world. At the end of the festival, the Ganesh idol is immersed in the HussainSagarLake using cranes.RelatedWorld’s Tallest Ganesha Idol in Kolhapur, Maharashtra

Lalbaugcha Raja in Mumbai – the famous and the richest Ganesh Pandal

Lalbaugcha Raja in Mumbai is one of the most popular Ganesh Pandals in Mumbai. Located at Lalbaug in Mumbai, the Ganesh idol erected here during Ganeshotsav is popularly known as Lalbaugcha Raja. It is visited by millions of people during the 10-day Ganesh Chaturthi festival. Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal has a website, with photos and details about the arrangements for Ganeshotsav. The Lalbaugcha Raja mandal was established in 1934.

There are two websites of Lalbaugcha Raja one is lalbaugcharaja.com, and another is lalbaugcharaja.in. Both the web sites have the same content. There is also a marathi website in the same address. A major attraction in the web site is the pictures of Ganesh idols from 1934 to 2013.
The website contains daily updates, arati timings, directions and other necessary details.
It is believed that by praying to the Lalbaugcha Raja one’s wishes will be fulfilled. The main attraction here is a golden crown of two kg, golden bracelets and other go…

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