“Lalbaugcha Raja, which is also known as the Emperor of Lalbaug, is the name of the popular Ganesh Idol of “Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal” in Mumbai , India.
Lalbaugcha Raja Ganapathi is known and famous for fulfilling the wishes of its worshipers and devotees
The Ganesh Chaturthi Festival will begin from 23rd August 2009
The doors of the Lalbaugcha Raja, Mumbai’s most famous Ganapathy pandal, have been opened for Darshan to the public from today.
The Mandal Committee is expecting around 10 million people to visit this “Great Raja”.
There are certain environmental impacts of festival Ganesh Chaturthi like the festival brings together thousands of people which also contributes to serious environmental pollution.
The noise created by the Ganesh mandals , the loud speakers which are ON till late night during the festival, the immersion of idols in lakes made out of chemical materials causes significant water pollution.
In the last few years the traditional Ganesh idols made of mud have been replaced by plaster of paris which are then painted using toxic chemical material to make them look attractive.
These idols when immersed in lakes poison water bodies, by increasing chemical and organic content , resulting in ecosystems in these water bodies get damaged , plant and fish species die in large numbers.