Mumbai: Sudhir Salvi, the Secretary of Mumbai’s Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal, has lauded industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s youngest son Anant Ambani for his support towards the Lalbaug committee’s activities.
“Laalbaghcha Raja is not only a religious campaign, but also a social campaign,” Salvi told ANI. “Anant Ambani has provided us with the most support in this campaign.”
“Today, the Lalbaugcha Raja dialysis center is getting started,” he added. “It has 24 machines that were given by Anant Ambani, and along with that, we have a blood donation camp as well to help every patient. There is a lot of support from Anant Ambani.”
The Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesh idol has been taken care of by the Kambli family for over eight decades.
Ganesh Chaturthi, a 10-day festival that starts on the fourth day of the Hindu lunisolar calendar month ‘Bhadrapada’, started on September 19 this year. This auspicious 10-day festival started with ‘Chaturthi’ and will end on ‘Anantha Chaturdashi’.
The festive period is also known as ‘Vinayak Chaturthi’ or ‘Vinayak Chavithi’. The festival celebrates Ganesha as the ‘God of New Beginnings’ and the ‘Remover of Obstacles’ as well as the god of wisdom and intelligence.
It is celebrated with much fanfare in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra with lakhs of devotees converging into mandals to seek blessing from Lord Ganesh.
For the festivities, people bring Lord Ganesh idols to their homes, observe fasts, prepare mouth-watering delicacies, and visit pandals during the festival.