Mumbai, Sep 9 (ANI): The organising committee of the famed 'Lalbag ka Raja' community Ganesha Puja pandal commenced the auctioning of various ornaments which were offered by devotees during the ten-day festival of Ganesha Chaturthi.
Ornaments worth rupees 26,94,155 lakh were bought by the bidding buyers.
Devotees from across the country had offered precious stones, gold and silver jewelleries.he Treasurer of the organising committee said that the response from the buyers who happen to be ardent devotees was overwhelming.
"We received a very good response. We sold 78 different ornaments worth rupees 26,94,155 lakh in the auction," said Sanjay Vijay Ghadekar, Treasurer, 'Lalbag Ka Raja' Puja Committee.
Buyers considered themselves fortunate enough to own the auspicious ornaments.
"I bought this necklace for rupees 1,72,000. My belief is that if we buy gold from here then the rest of year goes well and brings blessings to our family," said Dilip Sardesai, a buyer.
At the end of the 10-day long festival, the idols of Lord Ganesha were taken in grand processions and immersed in water bodies such as wells, ponds, rivers and the sea. (ANI)