Mumbai, September 5: Mumbai bid farewell to Lord Ganesha on the last day of Ganpati Utsav on Tuesday. Several grand Ganpati idols made their way out of the pandal to their final journey before being immersed in the sea. Thousands of people came together on the streets of the city to celebrate and dance along to bid their final goodbyes to the famous Lalbaug Cha Raja, Parel Cha Raja, Curry Road Cha Raja, Ganesh Gully Cha Raja, Kalina Cha Raja and many more. (Watch Live streaming of visarjan here)
As we visited the Lalbaug street on Tuesday afternoon, there was zeal, vigour and colour as devotees moved to the beats of the dhol tasha. The sounds of the huge symbols, the lezium overtook the sounds of the horns on the roads of Mumbai. As the Lalbaug Cha Raja embarked on his final journey for this year and made his way through the Lalbaug street, the procession only grew bigger. With each chant of Ganpati Bappa, the ‘Moreya’ grew louder as people came to join the farewell journey of Mumbai’s Raja. (See Photos Here)
Here are the glimpses of today’s Lalbaug Cha Raja Visarjan Procession and Ganpati idols from several other pandals:
The Lalbaug street wore a festive look with hues of the red and pink as gulaal flew in the air. From little kids to the older devotees, every person in the procession danced as processions followed one after the other. Making their way on the same street behind the Lalbaug Cha Raja were Ganesh Galli Cha Raja and Parel Cha Raja. The Curry Road Cha Raja also had little kids dancing to the tunes of Moriya re.
While lakhs of devotees were on the roads across the Maximum City, security was tight to ensure the processions make their way without hassles or untoward incidents. Mumbai Police personnel were on their feet in large numbers keeping an eye on the procession routes. At least 40,000 police personnel have been deployed across the city. The police also issued a traffic advisory for the convenience of Mumbaikars.
As people bid farewell to Ganpati, they chanted ‘Purja Varshe Laukareya’ (Come back, next year).