The Mandal, formerly known as 'Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal, Lalbaug' was founded in 1934, because of a vow (Nav'as) for construction of the present Lalbaug Market at its existing place. The market place at Peru Chawl was shut down in 1932. Hence, the fishermen and vendors who used to sit in the open place vowed to Ganesha for permanent place for their market. With the consistent efforts and support of the then local Councilor -Late Shri.Kuwarji Jethabhai Shah, Dr. V. B. Korgaonkar, Shri. NakhawaKokam Mama, Bhausaheb Shinde, Dr. U. A. Rao and the local residents, the landlord Rajabai Tayyabali agreed to give a plot for construction of a market. As fulfillment of their wish, the fisherman and the traders established the Ganesh Idol on 12 September 1934. The idol was dressed in the customary fashion of fisherman. Since that day onwards, this idol of Lord Ganesh has become popular as he fulfills the wishes of devotees. The Mandal was formed in the era when the freedom struggle was at its peak.
The miracles of Lalbaugcha Raja were seen since the times of freedom. People have firm belief in the blessings being received from the idol of Ganesha. They offer prayers to Ganpati photo and get their wishes come true.
The Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesh idol has been sculpted by the Kambli family for over eight decades now.
Now we are going through appearance of LalBaugcha Raja decade wise.