There’s nothing like the arrival of Lord Ganpatti to brighten the spirits of Mumbai, myself included! I was so thrilled to spend Wednesday morning wandering through the workshops in Lalbaug, where artisans are busy handcrafting the idols for the upcoming Ganesh Chaturthi festival. (It’s less than two weeks away!).
There were so many statues, of all kinds of shapes and sizes, and in various stages of completion. Not only was I able to have a special early darshan of the Lord, I also got to meet the artisan who makes the famous Lalbaugcha Raja. He was such a lovely, unassuming man. In fact, everyone in the area was friendly and quietly going about their business.
It was a very memorable adventure!