Devotees throng famous Lalbag Ganesha shrine in Mumbai

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Mumbai, Sep 7 (ANI): After the conclusion of the ten-day Ganesha Chaturthi, devotees on Sunday made a beeline to the famous 'Lalbag ka Raja' shrine in Mumbai.

Devotees came to seek blessings from the reverent deity, Lord Ganesha, during the Ganesha Chaturthi festival and offered coconuts.

"This year a lot many devotees visited 'Lalbag ka Raja' and sought blessings from Lord Ganesha. As a result plenty of coconuts were offered by devotees to the god," said Satish Khankar, President of the shrine.

"Those of our friends and relatives who cannot visit Lalbag during the festival, we are buying coconuts for them and will distribute it to all those who need it," said Shailesh, a devotee.

The Ganesh Chaturthi festival began August 23. At the end of the 10-day long festival, the idols of Lord Ganesha were taken in grand processions and immersed in water bodies.

Ganesh Chaturthi, the most important festival in Maharashtra is also celebrated in southern states like Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. (ANI)

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