Royal family welcomed the Lord with years old tradition
As per the years old tradition Lord Ganpati arrived in Laxmi Vilas Palace on Thursday on Ganesh Chaturthi with traditional sound of Shehnai and chants of Ganpati Bappa Morya. For more than seven decades famous Chavan family make the idol of lord Ganpati installed in the palace.
As per the tradition Lord Ganpati popularly known as Palace Ganpati arrived in the morning as per shubh muhurat from the workshop at Khanderao Char Rasta. With Bhajans, sound of Shehnai and chants of Ganpati Bappa Morya the lord arrived in a ‘Palkhi’ inside the Rajmahal to bless the royal family and the visiting people.
The royal Gaekwad family welcome lord Ganesha inside the palace following the years old tradition. A special prayer was also organised as Ganpati arrived in the palace and placed on the century old platform.
During Sayajirao Gaekwad rule lord Ganesha arrived on special decorated elephants and horses. But now the Lord arrived on traditional ‘Palkhi’ used for years. Earlier the idol was installed inside Indumati palace but with changing times Ganesha is now installed inside Darbar hall at Laxmivilas palace.
Mansingh Chavan who make the idol since 1940 said that he himself and his brothers Lalsinh and Pradipsinh make the Rajmahal Ganpati and now this is his third generation helped them in making the idol.
He said on Akshay Tritiya the platform for the Lord was sent to them from the Rajmahal. They then started the work from the very same day and also the other idols. They said the idols are of height from one to seven foot and specially clay idols and they brought clay from Bhavnagar.
Idol maker Mansinh Chavan said that they kept the Rajmahal Ganpati height till 3 foot and 450kgs. On Ganesh Chaturthi the royal family took out the procession of lord from the workshop to Rajmahal and installed there with totally traditional way.