The eleven days of pure fun, faith and celebrations come to an end today with Ganpati Visarjan. Ganesh Chaturthi is a festival celebrated across India where people bring Ganesh idols at home, welcoming Bappa to their households and celebrate the festival together. For eleven days, Bappa’s presence is celebrated in the house where everyone seeks blessings from the divine god. Today, immersing the idols in water, let’s bid goodbye to Bappa. Here’s all the places you could go to catch a last glimpse of Lord Ganesha –
1. Girgaum Chowpatty
One of the best places to watch Ganpati Visarjan, Girgaum Chowpatty is located in South Bombay. The popular Lalbaugcha Raja is immersed here after taking a huge round of the vicinity. If you want to witness that immersion of Lalbaugcha Raja, you should visit Girgaum Chowpatty early morning tomorrow and bid farewell to Mumbai’s favourite God.
2. Juhu beach
One of the most visited beaches in Mumbai, Juhu Beach is a large tourist attraction. But the best time to visit is on the last day of Ganpati when many people gather here to say goodbye to their beloved bappa. From small idols to big ones, you’ll find Lord Ganesha here in all shapes and sizes. The best way to travel would be by train and getting down at Vile Parle as roads would be jam-packed today.
3. Versova Beach
Located in Andheri, one of the famous areas of Mumbai, the Versova Beach is a bliss as it’s quiet and beautiful. But on the last day of Ganpati, the beach is full of devotees with their idols, especially the Kolis. If you’re here for Ganpati Visarjan, you’ll get to witness the Koli culture and their customs of Ganesh Chaturthi as the area is full of Koli population. You’ll have to get down at Andheri and take a metro to Versova station.
4. Powai Lake
A posh area located on the Eastern Express Highway, Powai is home to some elegant institutions like IIT Bombay. The Powai Lake located in the heart of the area is an artificial lake where many people gather on the last day to immerse Ganpati idols. There’s a special Ganesh ghat Visarjan point when idols are immersed into the water. The only way to reach the place is through roads, which might be a crowded today.
5. Shivaji Park Chowpatty
Dadar is a hub of Marathi culture. Even on normal days, you can catch a glimpse of traditional Marathi culture quite visible anywhere at the place. The Shivaji Park Chowpatty located in Central Mumbai witnesses beautiful Ganpati idols being immersed with Marathi customs and rituals visible everywhere. The best way to reach Dadar is by train if you want to avoid waiting for hours in traffic.
Pudchya varshi lavkar ya.