Bhagyodaya Raj Prasad, a divine royal palace, will be the attraction at the Ganapati festival presented by Shrimant Dagadusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganapati Trust.
Brainchild of former president of the trust Tatyasaheb Godse, the huge decorative structure of 100 feet length, 50 feet width and 95 feet height, would be carved entirely in fibre glass.
Creator-sculptor Vivek Khatavkar said, “It has 350 columns, 250 arches, 90 vents, lamps, colourful curtains and prisms.” A special Mayurasan for the Ganapati idol, carved in fibre glass would be another distinct feature. A Vaibhav Rath having 12 columns and 18 arches, has been prepared for the immersion procession.
Khatavkar along with artists Ananta Pilvalkar and Sandeep Wadkar are the architects.
Announcing the rituals during the festive period, Trust’s General Secretary Ashok Godse said, “Yogacharya B K S Iyengar will consecrate the Shree Ganesha idol (pran-pratistha).”
On the day of Rishipanchami (a day of vrata observed by women), Commissioner of Police Meeran Borvankar is expected to present, he added.