Your guide to witness the grand Ganesh Immersion in Mumbai

Ganesh Immersion, the day when we all bid a goodbye to Ganpati Bappa. The day when the idols of Bappa are immersed in water bodies.

Celebrations take place for 11 days after which they come to an end on the day of Anant Chaturdashi.  However, many people who bring Ganesha to their homes choose to immerse Lord Ganesha much before.  It follows a particular schedule and can happen only after 1.5, 3, 5, 7, 10 or 11 days of celebrations.

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We have listed the major spots for Ganesh Visarjan in Mumbai. Head to the seaside and you witness whole of Mumbai there.

  • Girgaon Chowpatty, Marine Drive
  • Powai Lake
  • Juhu Beach
  • Versova Beach
  • Gorai Jetty
  • Veer Kotwal Garden, Dadar west

Many neighborhoods have come up with Artificial Ponds for immersion. This is a great effort to reduce the pollution in the seas. Some of them are:

  • Lokhandwala Complex, Lokhadwala Backroad, Andheri (west)
  • Sambhaji Garden, Santacruz (west)
  • Ganesh Ghaat, Goregaon (east)
  • Mayor’s Bungalow, Dadar (west)

Obviously, the entire city is flooded with bands, people dancing on streets on loud music. It might get cluttered to visit the streets. So, we present you a guide for emergency contact details nearby these major sights for Visarjan. Though Police constables and volunteers in large numbers are present at each venue, but in case, there is certain emergency, these are the numbers of police stations nearby these spots.

  1. Girgaum Chowpatty:
    Nearby Police Station:
  • DB Marg Police Station : 02223867873
  • VP Road Police Station: 02223872525
  • Gamdevi Police Station: 02223803505
  1. Powai Lake:
    Nearby Police Stations:
  • Powai Police Station: 02225702690, 02225702492
  1. Juhu Beach
    Nearby Police Stations:
  • Juhu Police Station: 02226183856
  • Oshiwara Police Station: 02226323861
  • Kherwadi Police Station: 02226570877
  1. Versova Beach
    Nearby Police Stations:
  • Versova Police Thana: 02226304812, 02226365420
  1. Gorai Jetty
    Nearby Police Stations:
  • Gorai Police Station: 02228451828
  • MHB Police Station: 02228677401
  1. Central South Mumbai
    Nearby Police Stations:
  • Mumbai Central Railway Police Station: 02223070197
  • Dadar Police Station: 02224301403
  • Shivaji Park Police Station: 02224229059

ganesh-visarjan2Some points to keep in mind while there:

  • Since it’s been raining all day, we advice you to carry your umbrellas and raincoat. Try wearing chappals as shoes tend to get soggy and makes it difficult to walk on the beach.
  • Traffic Jams are the most complaint thing. For this, you must take advantage of Mumbai police’s special measures of providing details about traffic arrangements. You can click here to get all the details and information of traffic arrangements and route maps.
  • If your ears are sensitive to loud music, drums and fire crackers, do wear ear plugs or carry them along with you in your bag.
  • Some tours and travel companies arrange special pavilions that can provide facilities like mobile toilets, clean drinking water and wireless Internet connections.
  • The two most important things that you must carry are first-aid box and water. It is difficult to get water in crowded places.
  • Take extra care of children. Keep them away from sea shores and crackers. There should be one person responsible for their care and safety.

Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Ganesh Anant Chaturdashi! Be a respectful  and responsible citizen.

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