September marks the beginning of the festive season in Mumbai, which carries on over the next couple of months. The 10-day long festivals of Ganesh Chaturthi and Navratri are the most awaited celebrations in the city, Here’s how and where to join in the festive fervour in Mumbai.
Ganesh Chaturthi is a celebration of Lord Ganesh (Ganapati), arguably Mumbai’s favourite deity. It begins with the installation of a Ganesh idol both in private homes as well as in public pandals (a temporary structure erected for housing the idol). These range from small ones in an apartment complex to massive public pandals that are thronged with devotees from all over the city.