Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most loved Hindu festivals and is celebrated with great pomp and ceremony across the country. Lord Ganesha, also known as Ganapati and Siddhivinayak, is revered for bringing an abundance of happiness and prosperity into one’s life. Every year, Ganesh Chaturthi falls on the Chaturthi Tithi of Shukla Paksha in the month of Bhadrapada, as per the Hindu calendar. This year the festival will be celebrated from September 19 with Ganesh Visarjan on September 28. On this auspicious occasion, let us take a look at five famous Ganesh temples in India.
Siddhi Vinayak Temple
Located in the Prabhadevi area, Mumbai, the Siddhi Vinayak Temple is one of the most popular temples in the country. This temple was built in 1801. Every year, devotees from all over the country visit the temple on the Ganesh Chaturthi festival to seek his blessings. The temple is revered as it attracts tourists and devotees to offer their prayers and devotion.
Khajrana Ganesh Temple
The Khajrana Ganesh Temple is located in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. The temple attracts devotees from all over the country. It has become a favorite pilgrimage site for the devotees. Founded by Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar of the Holkar dynasty, the temple is notable for its exceptional architectural design and ambience.
Chintamani Ganesh Temple
Chintaman Ganesh is the largest temple of Lord Ganesha. The temple is located in Ujjain of Madhya Pradesh, India. The temple is built across the Kshipra River on the Fatehabad railway line and is located about 7 km southwest of Ujjain city. Currently, this temple is located in the middle of the city’s market. The temple is known for fulfilling the desires of devotees and relieving stress and anxiety.
Ranthambore Ganesh Temple
Located within the Ranthambore Fort, the Trinetra Ganesh Temple is one of the oldest and most beloved temples in Rajasthan. The entire Ganesh family can be seen in the temple. The temple’s origins date back to 1299, during the battle between King Hameer and Ala-ud-din Khilji within the precincts of Ranthambore Fort.
Ganesh Tok Temple
Ganesh Tok is one of the famous Ganesh temples, located about 7 km uphill from Gangtok. Shri Appa B Pant, the former political officer of Sikkim, founded the temple between 1952 and 1953. Besides blessing the devotees, the temple is acclaimed for having the most stunning panoramic vistas of the city of Gangtok.