Thousands of Ganesh Pandals are put up in Mumbai during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival (September 1, 2011 to September 11). This is a list of popular Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav in 2011. Each Ganapati mandal tries to outsmart the other by bringing in fresh ideas to the pandals and in Ganesh murtis. Lord Ganesha is represented differently in each pandal. It is impossible to say which one Sarvajanik Pandal is the best but there a few Vianayak pandals that get attraction due to history, devotion, simplicity, tradition, and innovative ideas. And there are also several wish fulfilling Ganeshas.
Here is a list of Ganapati pandals in Mumbai during Ganesh Chaturthi 2011. Please note that the list is not based on any criteria. Details of more mandals will be added.
Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal
This is one of the most popular Ganesh Mandals in Mumbai and attracts nearly a million people during the 12-day celebrations and is also one of the rich Ganesh mandals in Mumbai. (you can get more details at the official website of Lalbaugcha Raja )
G S B Seva Mandal King Circle Wadala (Matunga)
Gowd Saraswat Brahmin community Seva Mandal is popularly known as the Golden Ganesh in Mumbai. One of the most popular Ganesha Pandal in Mumbai, G S B Ganapati adorns jewellery of gold and silver worth 100 million rupees. ( you can get more details at the official website of G S B Seva Ganapati)
Andhericha Raja – Azad Nagar Sarvajanik Utsav Samitee – Andheri
This wish fulfilling Ganesha Sarvajanik celebration attracts thousands of people and each aspect of the pandal is sponsored by people who had their wishes fulfilled. The committee has already got sponsors till 2029. Such is the popularity of Andhericha Raja. ( you can get more details at the official website of Andhericharaja)
Girgaoncha Raja – Nikadvari Lane Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal, Girgaon
Girgaoncha Raja is organized by the 84-year-old Nikadvari Lane Sarvajanik Ganesh Mandal. They always opt for an eco-friendly Ganpati idol and is usually more than 20 feet tall. Girgaoncha Raja is located near Charni road railway station.
Lalbaug Sarvajanik Utsav mandal, Ganeshgalli
Established in 1928, Lalbaug Sarvajanik Utsav mandal at Ganeshgalli is noted for its decorations and also has history associated with it. (You can get more details here.)
Khetwadi Cha Raja – Sarvajanik Shree Ganeshotsav Mandal, Khetwadi
Sarvajanik Shree Ganeshotsav Mandal, Khambata Lane at Khetwadi was established in 1970. In 2011, a 28-feet tall Bal Ganesh standing on an elephant’s trunk on three toes will be a major attraction at this Mandal.
You can get more details of Khetwadi Cha Raja here at the official website.
Khattar gali, Girgaon
Khattar gali mandal at Girgaon was established in 1965. The mandal uses Ganesh Chaturthi to create social awareness.
Keshavji Naik chawl ganesh mandal, Girgaon
The festival at Keshavji Naik chawl ganesh mandal is more than 100 years old and was started in 1893. The mandal is noted for its small Ganesh idol and eco-friendly celebrations.
Bal Gopal Mitra Mandal at Vile Parle
This Mandal is popular for promoting eco-friendly Ganesha. This is the 23rd year of celebration. You can get more details about this mandal here at their website.
Sahyadri Krida Ganesh Mandal at Tilak Nagar, Chembur
The highlight in 2011 of this Mandal is the replica of Akshardham Temple in Delhi.