This year the Ganesh Chaturthi is falling on 9 Sept 2013, i.e on Monday. Ganesh Chaturthi festival is the celebration of the birth of Hindu God Ganesha who is recognised by many names and worshiped as God of knowledge and wealth. According to mythology, Ganesha’s birth falls on fourth day after the new moon in the month of Bhadrapada which is the hindu month that means according to English calendar it comes between August to September. The birth of lord Ganesh is celebrated through all over India and also around the world by Hindus for 10 days and this celebration ends with the immersion (which is also known as Visarjana) of Lord Ganesha’s idol in nearest water body, the day is known as Anant Chaturdashi .
The present celebration way of Ganesh Chaturthi in public was started by Lokmanya Tilak in the year 1893. Lokmanya Tilak is one of the leading personalities in freedom fighting of India, started the public celebration of ‘Ganeshotsava’ to encourage the social gathering of people. Tilak started this festival from Pune city, and now it is celebrating around the world.
List of Manache Ganpati from Pune | Top 5 Ganesh Mandals of Pune
In Pune, there are 5 Ganapati’s are having their special significance and thus they are known as Ganpati of honour (also known as Manache Ganpati in Marathi). Here is the list of these famous ‘Manache Ganpati’.
1. Kasba Ganpati
2. Tambadi Jogeshwari
3. Guruji Talim
Top 5 Ganesh mandal from Mumbai | Best Ganpati Mandals of Mumabi
While in Mumbai though there are no any Ganpati of honour, it is celebrated in wide range throughout the city. As the city is having the big costal area of Arabian Sea the ‘Visarjana’ of Ganpati is celebrated with high energy. All the Ganesh Mandals leave no stone unturned to make their Ganpati festival special and different one. Here is the list of the top 5 Ganapti Mandals in Mumbai.
1. Lalbaugcha Raja
2. Ganesh Galli, Lalbaugh Sarvajanik Utsav Mandal
3. GSB Seva Mandal, King’s Circle
4. Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal, Khetwadi
5. Nikadvari Lane Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal, Gigaon
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