Ganesh Chaturthi 2023: RajKummar Rao, Patralekhaa joins festival, offers prayer at Lalbaugcha Raja
Ganesh Chaturthi 2023: Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi and Ganeshotsav, is a significant Hindu festival honoring Lord Ganesha, the deity of wisdom, prosperity, and good fortune. Celebrated with great enthusiasm across India, especially in Maharashtra, as well as in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Tamil Nadu, it marks the birth of Lord Ganesha, revered as the remover of obstacles.
While several Bollywood celebrities are seeking blessings of Bappa and participating in Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, actor RajKummar Rao and wife Patralekhaa also joined the celebration club and offered prayers at the famous Lalbaugcha Raja in Mumbai on Wednesday.
Notably, Lalbaugcha Raja is a Lord Ganesha idol kept at Lalbaug, a locality in Mumbai, during the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi.
In the videos and pictures which are doing rounds on Internet, RajKummar can be seen donned a white kurta, while Patralekhaa wore a yellow suit with a blue dupatta. She kept her makeup natural and tied her hair in a bun.
The couple walked hand in hand for the visit on Wednesday.
The history of the Lalbaugcha Raja is quite famous as it is the popular Ganesh idol of Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal, located at Putlabai Chawl, a place of worship founded in 1934. The Lalbaugcha Raja Ganapati idol has been taken care of by the Kambli family for over eight decades.
Ganesh Chaturthi is a 10-day festival that starts on the fourth day of the Hindu lunisolar calendar month 'Bhadrapada' and this year the festival commenced on September 19. The auspicious ten-day festival starts with 'Chaturthi' and ends on 'Anantha Chaturdashi'.
It is believed that Lord Ganesh arrives on Earth during the festival and after the 10 days of blessings he showers on his devotees, he returns back to his parents Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati on 'Kailash Parvat'.
Meanwhile, on the work front, RajKummar was recently seen in the series ‘Guns & Gulaabs’ which is streaming on the OTT platform Netflix. He will be next seen in ‘Mr and Mrs Mahi’ opposite Janhvi Kapoor.
Patralekhaa will be seen in 'Phule', which is based on the remarkable lives of a social reformer Mahatma Jyotiba Phule and his wife Dnyanajyoti Savitribai Phule.
- With inputs from agencies