In Pictures: Most iconic Ganesh idols of 2018 in Mumbai

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Most iconic Ganesh idols of 2018 in Mumbai (Pictures attributed to respective owners below)

Devotees across Mumbai immersed themselves in festive fervour by welcoming the elephant-headed god ‘Lord Ganesha’ on Thursday, which marks the start of the 10-day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival.

While millions of idols will adorn the homes of everyone from commoners to celebrities, here’s a look at some of the most iconic Ganesh idols installed at public marquees organised by the city’s Saarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandals in the year 2018.

Lalbaugcha Raja

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Lalbaugcha Raja 2018 (Picture Courtesy: Temple Connect)

Area: Lalbaug
Snippet: Founded in 1934, and the most renowned Ganesh idol in the city.
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GSB Seva Mandal

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GSB Seva Mandal Kings Circle-Matunga 2018 (Picture Courtesy: GSB Kings Circle/Facebook)

Area: King’s Circle, Matunga
Snippet: The ‘Golden Ganesh’ idol, welcomed by the city’s richest mandal.
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Mumbaicha Raja

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Mumbaicha Raja 2018 (Picture Courtesy: Mumbaicha Raja/Facebook)

Area: Ganesh Galli
Snippet: Consistently among the tallest Ganesh idols in the city and famous for making replicas of popular temples.
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Andhericha Raja

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Andhericha Raja 2018 (Picture Courtesy: Andhericha Raja/Facebook)

Area: Andheri
Snippet: The Lalbaughcha Raja of the suburbs.
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Khetwadicha Ganraj

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Khetwadicha Ganraj 2018 (Picture Courtesy: Khetwadicha Ganraj/Facebook)

Area: Khetwadi
Snippet: Apart from its usual grandeur, has the distinction of making the tallest Ganesh idol in India at 40 ft in 2000.
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Chinchpoklicha Chintamani

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Chinchpoklicha Chintamani 2018 (Picture: Hindupad.com)

Area: Chinchpokli
Snippet: The near-century-old mandal is responsible for starting the trend of idols with ‘prabhavals’.
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GSB Wadala

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GSB Wadala 2018 (Picture Courtesy: Vivek Shanbhag)

Area: Wadala
Snippet: Famous for its gold-adorning idol and various types of poojas.
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Sahyadri Krida Mandal

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Sahyadri Krida Mandal 2018 (Picture Courtesy: Gadveda Photographer)

Area: Chembur
Snippet: Renowned for the celebrity visits and infamous connection with arrested underworld don Chhota Rajan.
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Dongricha Raja

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Dongricha Raja 2018 (Picture Courtesy: @imvikas)

Area: Dongri
Snippet: Known for its philanthropic approach, the mandal donated all the proceeds from last year to Indian Military.
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Chandanwadicha Raja

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Chandanwadicha Raja 2018 (Picture Courtesy: Rohit Solanki Photography)

Area: Kalbadevi
Snippet: Founded in 1977 and organised by the Akhil Chandanwadi Sarvajanik Ganeshostav Mandal.
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Girgaoncha Raja

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Girgaoncha Raja 2018 (Picture Courtesy: Girgaoncha Raja/Facebook)

Area: Girgaon
Snippet: The eco-friendly Ganesha is known for its Rajwadi Pheta.
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Fortcha Icchapurti

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Fortcha Icchapurti 2018 (Picture Courtesy: Fortcha Icchapurti/Instagram)

Area: Fort
Snippet: Known for its unique concepts, often the brainchild of the mandal’s financial backer and Ganesh devotee Ravi Surve.
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Keshavji Naik Chawl

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Keshavji Naik Chawl (Picture Courtesy: @prash3011)

Area: Girgaum
Snippet: Started in the year 1893, it is the oldest Ganesh Mandal in the city. The idol’s styling and height have remained the same since inception.
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Parelcha Raja

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Parelcha Raja 2018 (Picture Courtesy: Jayghosh Ganarayacha)

Area: Nare Park, Parel
Snippet: Also known as ‘Narek Parkcha Raja’ and famous for its idols, which are always in a standing position.
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Vile Parlecha Chintamani

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Vile Parlecha Chintamani 2018 (Picture Courtesy: Vile Parlecha Chintamani/Facebook)

Area: Vile Parle
Snippet: One of the most popular idols in the western suburbs.
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