Andhericha Raja is one of the most popular Ganapati mandals in Mumbai during the 10-day Ganesh Chaturthi Festival. If you wish to sponsor the Ganesh murti installed during Ganeshotsav then you will have to wait 45 years. The mandal has taken bookings till 2058.
Typically, the mandal chooses a family as a sponsor through a lottery every year. This family gets to perform the puja at the beginning of the 10-day long festival, for which they donate Rs 80,000 to Rs 1 lakh.
"Every year, we have about a dozen families keen to sponsor the Ganesh idol as their wishes have come true. Unfortunately, we have to turn down their requests as we have already taken bookings till 2058," said Uday Salian, spokesperson for Andhericha Raja Sarvanjanik Ganeshotsav Mandal.