Mumbai Ganpati Visarjan 2018: Ganpati Visarjan is underway and we have already seen a few days of celebrations all over India. The festival is celebrated to honour the revered Lord Ganesha, one of Hindu mythology’s most popular deities. Stretching across up to 11 days, Ganesh Chaturthi celebration in India is marked mainly by the bringing home of decorative Ganesha idols and worshiping them for days. Ganesh Chaturthi celebration in Maharashtra is famous all over the world.
In Particular, Mumbai’s Ganesha pandals are popular and visited by thousands of devotees every day. It is splendid sight to witness Ganpati visarjan in Mumbai that is preceded by large processions. People gather on the roads to see huge Ganesha idols from popular mandals as they make their way to the popular visarjan spots of the city.
Here are the best places to see Ganpati Visarjan in Mumbai (Mumbai Ganpati Visarjan)
1. Girgaum Chowpatty
Any discussion on Ganpati Visarjan is incomplete without a mention of Girgaon Chowpatty. It is one of the popular beaches of Mumbai located right by Marine Drive. On the day of immersion, thousands of people from different parts of Mumbai head to Girgaon Chowpatty to witness Ganesh immersion in the Arabian Sea. As most of the roads to Girgaon Chowpatty remain closed during the occasion, it is best to take a train till Marine Lines or Grant Road and then walk down to the beach.
2. Shivaji Park Chowpatty
Ganesh idols in the Dadar and the surrounding area are immersed at Shivaji Park Chowpatty. It is one of the best places in central Mumbai to witness some beautiful Ganesh idols and to witness Ganpati visarjan
3. Juhu Beach
Juhu beach is also very well known for Ganpati Visarjan. This is also where people spot several celebrities during Ganpati Visarjan. The beach is one of Mumbai’s most popular tourist spots and is visited by locals all year. However, the scene here on the days of Ganpati visarjan is quite Amazing.
4. Versova Beach
Versova beach is where you can see some beautiful Ganesha idols of the Koli community that resides here. It is also a great place to witness some authentic koli culture which is one of Mumbai’s hidden delights
5. Gorai Beach
This is another perfect place to spot the immersion ceremony in Mumbai. The journey of the idol from the beach to the sea is a mesmerizing sight to witness. Thousands of people head to the Gorai jetty to witness the Lord for one last time before being immersed in the water. Located in Borivli (W), Gorai jetty is a preferred immersion spot for people located in Borivli and adjacent areas.
6. Powai Lake
The Powai lake, an artificial lake that is a popular attraction of the city, is where Ganesha Idols of this region are immersed. Processions make their way to the Ganesh ghat visarjan point from where the idols are led into the water.
So, if you have never been part of Ganpati visarjan processions or witnessed one, head to one of these amazing places in Mumbai to catch a glimpse of how this grand festival ends.
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