ANI Photo | Amit Shah to visit Mumbai today, meet Maharashtra CM Shinde, Dy CM Fadanavis

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit the official residences of Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Deputy CM Devendra Fadanavis on Saturday to worship Lord Ganesha during his day-long visit to Mumbai.
Shah will start his visit to the city by worshipping the idol of Lord Ganesha established by ‘Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal’ in the Bandra West area and offering prayers at another famous Ganesha idol, the Lalbaug Raja at Lalbaug, Parel in Mumbai in the afternoon.
After worshipping Lord Ganesha idols established in two separate localities in the city, the Union Home Minister will take Darshan of the idol of Lord Ganesha established at Varsha Bungalow of CM Shinde and Sagar Bungalow of Deputy CM Fadanavis.
The Home Minister will also participate in the ‘Laxmanrao Inamdar Memorial Lecture’ organized by Mumbai University and Sahakar Bharati on Saturday evening.
It is learnt that the Laxmanrao Inamdar Memorial lecture will be held at Sir Cowasjee Jehangir Convocation Hall in Mumbai University’s Fort campus on Saturday.
Inamdar, who was one of the founding fathers of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in Gujarat, is known to be Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mentor.
The Memorial lecture is being organised by the varsity in association with Sahakar Bharati — a pan-India organisation of Co-Operators and Co-Operatives — founded by Inamdar, popularly known as the ‘Vakil Saheb’ of RSS.
Inamdar was deputed in Gujarat as an RSS pracharak to inspire youngsters to join the organisation, during which PM Modi first met him in the 1960s. Inamdar is credited with shaping PM Modi’s career within the RSS. The PM has also written a biography on Inamdar, titled– ‘Setubandh’.
The Laxmanrao Inamdar Memorial lecture was last held at Mumbai University in 2017. The then Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu was the Chief Guest for the lecture
Ganesh Chaturthi, a 10-day festival that starts on the fourth day of the Hindu lunisolar calendar month ‘Bhadrapada’, started on September 19 this year. This auspicious 10-day festival starts with ‘Chaturthi’ and will end on ‘Anantha Chaturdashi’.
It is celebrated with much fanfare in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra with lakhs of devotees converging into mandals to seek blessing from Lord Ganesh.
For the festivities, people bring Lord Ganesh idols to their homes, observe fasts, prepare mouth-watering delicacies, and visit pandals during the festival

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