Girgaum cha Raja Ganesh Utsav
In 1928, Ramchandra Tendulkar started the Ganesh Utsav in the Nikadvari Lane. The speciality of the Ganesh idol at Girgaum is that it is one of the few big idols in the city that is made out of clay. Unlike the regular idols which are made out of Plaster of Paris, the Girgaum cha Raja is made of Shadu clay, a special type of clay which is imported from West Bengal and is also used to make Durga idols for the Durga pooja.
Another tradition here is that since the last 85 years, the Patkar family is in charge of making the idols, which are peculiarly over 20 feet in height every year. The idol is 21 feet high and is sculpted by architect Rajan Patkar. The idol weighs 2 tons. Its one of the major attractions at Mumbai’s biggest festival.