Staying Awake To Welcome Ganapati Bappa

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The fervour with which Ganeshotsav is celebrated in Mumbai is well known. But what may not be well know are the challenges faced while creating the large moorthis or setting up gigantic pandaals for the. Read the full story to catch up on what to expect this season and the work that goes behind it.

With Ganesh Chaturthi just around the corner, several Mumbaikars are preparing for the grand festival with great fervour and zeal. Pandals across the city are busy preparing to welcome the elephant god by burning the night lamp.

Lalbaugcha Raja isn’t the only one where the work on the elaborate pandal has already begun. In the bylanes of Khetwadi, people have been working through the last two months to prepare for the 10- day extravaganza.

Such is the enormity of this festival, that people voluntarily work here after their office hours. The residents volunteer for all kinds of work, from decorating the pandal to taking care of the security and the footwear of the devotees. In all the pandals, the work starts early in the morning by designers, who also design film sets. Later in the night, they are joined by the volunteers to help them in their work.

This year, few of the pandals have come up with some innovative themes. Chintan Natwarlal Shah, from Tulsi building Sarvajanik Shri Ganesh Utsav Mandal says, “This year we have planned a chikki theme. The idol will be covered with different flavours of chikki. The enthusiasm is high among the kids as this will be the first time that they will be seeing a chikki covered Ganpati.”

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Jay Rungta

Jay Rungta
When he's not buried in homework or watching Breaking Bad, Jay loves to write and is interning at MumbaiMag.com. He's an engineering student at NMIMS Mukesh Patel at Vile Parle and he is totally in love with the city of Mumbai.