Ganpati Bappa Morya!!!
As Lord Ganesha arrives on this Monday, 5th September, everyone is excited to celebrate his presence. Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most celebrated and revered festivals in the dream city, Mumbai. The celebrations last for 11 days.
Mesmerizing themes attracts horde of devotees…
Mumbai Mandals are known for grand celebrations and are also known for stunning themes each year. Whatever devotees donate is later used for next year’s theme, security for devotees and volunteers. The festival has its own charm, there are various Ganesh Mandals that collect around crore rupees within the span of 11 days.
Let’s have a look of the top richest Ganpati Mandals…
1. GSB Mandal, King Circle: Being at the peak of the list, it has bought insurance cover of worth Rs. 300 Cr. As there is an increase in the number of devotees each year, they receive more and more of Gold and Silver. The insurance policy includes theft and robbery of the ornaments, public liability, shields against earthquake or other natural calamities, and also guard the devotees and volunteers.
2. Lalbaugcha Raja, Lalbaug: Lalbaugcha Raja is Mumbai’s esteemed and most revered. It stands second in the list with its whopping collection that just increases year after year. This time, the Mandal has insured two policies of Rs. 51 crore for pandal and Rs. 15 crore for its devotees.
3. GSB Mandal, Ram Mandir, Wadala: The GSB, Ram Mandir Wadala, ranks third in this list. It has bought a policy worth Rs. 105 crores. Albeit the deity is set up for 5 days, it attracts lakhs of devotees and collects a mammoth amount of crores each year.
4. Mumbaicha Raja, Ganeshgalli: The iconic diety, Mumbaicha Raja is installed for 10 days in Ganeshgalli. The pandal is known for its grand idol and mesmerizing themes. Even they have increased their insurance to avoid mishaps.
5. Khetwadi Ganraj, Khetwadi, Girgaum: One of the most iconic Ganesh Idols in Mumbai, Khetwadi Ganraj is a popular name amongst the devotees. It is known for its amazing amalgamation of themes, and this year it is going to be Roman and Rajasthani fusion.
What do you think, whether this mighty amount will double this year? Share your views with us…