Sarvajanik Ganpati Mahotsav Started by Lokmanya Tilak in 1630’s to Bring People Together and Share a Concern of Unity and Peace in India.It is Celebrated with great Love & Devotion in Various parts of Our Country .. People Celebrate this festival by Bringing Idol of Ganpati at their Own Houses or Locally in their Locality.. and Decorate Pandals With Attractive Lightings and other things.They Offer different types of Sweets as Prasad to Lord Ganesha which they Distribute to the People who come for Seeking the Blessings from Ganpati.
There are Many Places where you can experience the Real Pomp & Enthusiasm of the Festival..
DagduSheth Halwai Ganpati , Pune , Maharashtra
Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati temple is Located in Pune and experiences thousands of visitors every year to seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha .. The Dagdusheth Trust Builds Pilgrimages and Ashrams from the Donations received every year by the People..The main GANPATI idol here is assured a sum of 10 Million Rupees .
Lalbaughcha Raja , Mumbai , Maharashtra
Founded in 1934,Lal Baughcha raja is India’s most famous Sarvajanik Ganpati with more than 1.5 Million people coming every year during the Ten – Day Festival to seek the blessings of One of the Most Trusted and Most Respected places of Our Country..The Place is known for Big Stars And VVIP’S visiting this place every year as it is said that this idol Fulfills the wishes of his devotees…It Normally Takes around 8-10 Hours to get Darshan of Lal Baughcha RAJA , Arrangements to sit in the Que is made for Ladies and Old Persons… However Many People opt for VIP Darshan by Paying Thousands of Rupees to the Trust.
Ganeshgalli , Mumbai , Maharashtra
Ganeshgalli Ganpati is very Famous and Is Also Known as Mumbaicha Maharaja , Near to Lal Bauch So this place also experiences many people coming to seek blessings of Mumbaicha Raja.. Ganeshgalli Ganpati is known for its Decoration and Huge Idol.. that varies every year… Everyone who comes to Lal Baugh comes to this place too..
Ganpatipule , Ratnagiri
Ganpatipule is centre of attraction for people who love to picnic during the holidays for ten – day festival , People from Nearby villages and towns completely spends all their time in devotion During the course of festival.People who come ratnagiri can come to ganpatipule as it is really awesome to drive 25-30 kms parallel the sea.
Siddhivinayak Temple , Dadar , Mumbai
Siddhivinayak temple is India’s Richest Temple , As Lakh’s of Devotees visit this temple in Mumbai every year And Belive me Siddhivinayak temple is place …which gives you peace .. but not on monday . . as Every tuesday people from various parts of the city come here to seek.. the blessings.. Also It is said that Whenever Cine – Star Mr. Amitabh Bachan is in Mumbai He Makes sure that he is present for the Evening aarti of Siddhivinayak Mandir along with his family on Tuesdays.. People Visiting this temple during the Ten – Day Festival knows how crowded this place is… and How long does it takes.. to Get the Blessings of Lord Siddhivinayak..
Khairtabad Ganpati , Hyderabad
Khairtabad Ganpati Idol is one of the Tallest Ganpati Idol in the World which almost takes 5-6 months for its Making and Finishing.. The 11 Day Idol is Usually Immeresed in the Hussainsagar lake in hyderabad..It is famous for the Khairtabad Laddu which is around 5,600 KG in weight made in Tapeshwaram by A Local Business vendor in his shop.. which is then distributed to the people coming to seek the blessings daily..
Goa does not have any history of Ganpati.. But People from Local villages and towns organizes Traditional Puja’s and other Traditional activities for the celebration of the 10- day festival..