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Ganesh Chaturthi 2022: 8 Famous Lord Ganesh Temples to Visit on Vinayaka Chaturthi

This year, devotees can visit any of the most well-known, historic Ganesha temples in India.

Ganesh Chaturthi 2022 Famous Lord Ganesh Temples to Visit on Vinayaka Chaturthi

The Ganesh Chaturthi holiday, which is now being planned for, honors the birth of Lord Ganesha, the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Everywhere in the country, people observe the 10-day holiday; during this time, they fast, worship the Lord, and pray for the blessing of having their wishes come true.

This year, devotees can visit any of the most well-known, historic Ganesha temples in India. Before August 31, to mark the start of the holiday, let’s have a look at several well-known Lord Ganesha temples that people could visit.

8 Famous Lord Ganesh Temples to Visit on Ganesh Chaturthi:

1. Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai, Maharashtra

One of the most well-known Lord Ganesh temples in the nation is the Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Temple. The area is crowded with devotees during the Ganesh Chaturthi Utsav as they come to ask for Ganpati Bappa’s blessings. If you intend to go, you’ll have to fight through the mob to see the idol of Lord Ganesh. In addition, to commemorate the day, flowers and lights are added to the Siddhivinayak Temple.

2. Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati Temple, Pune, Maharashtra

Over 100,000 pilgrims visit the Dagdusheth Ganpati trust annually, one of the largest in Maharashtra. The website for the temple claims that this holy location, known for its distinctive designs and a gold Lord Ganesh image, has an illustrious past. After losing their son to the plague pandemic, Shri Dagdusheth Halwai and his wife Lakshmibai founded the Lord Ganesha Temple.

3. Ucchi Pillayar Koil Temple, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu

Hindus value this magnificent temple from the 7th century, which is located in the Tamil Nadu town of Tiruchirappalli and on the banks of the River Kaveri. It has a Ganesh shrine within. Hindu mythology claims that after erecting the Ranganathaswamy statue beside the river bank, Lord Ganesha fled to Rockfort to escape Vibhishana, the brother of Ravana. After defeating Ravana, Lord Ram gave Vibhishana the idol of Lord Ranganatha.

4. Sri Dodda Ganapathi Temple, Bangalore, Karnataka

Basavanagudi’s Sri Dodda Ganapathi Temple is located on Bull Temple Road. A 16-foot-wide, 18-foot-tall Lord Ganesh idol can be found there. During Ganesh Chaturthi, the temple is lavishly decked, and worshippers come to ask for Lord Ganesh’s blessings.

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5. Adi Vinayaka Temple, Tamil Nadu

Lord Ganesh (also known as Vinayaka) has a form called Adhi Vinayaka, which depicts the Hindu deity with a human head before being severed by his father, Lord Shiva. There aren’t many shrines dedicated to this particular manifestation of Lord Ganesh; one of them is in Tamil Nadu. Lord Ganesh is depicted in this form holding an axe, a rope, a modaka, and a lotus.

6. Khajrana Ganesh Temple, Indore

The main Ganesh statue is created using a variety of materials. These include materials like bricks, jaggery, limestone, mud, dirt, and water, among others. Because of its significance to religion and long history, this temple is one of the most popular in the city. Some people believe that if they make a wish here, it will soon come true. The serene and holy aura of this temple sets it apart from other places of worship in the area.

Also Read: 8 Ganpati Makhar Ideas To Welcome Lord Ganesha

7. Ranthambore Ganesh Temple, Rajasthan

The most well-known and historic Ganesha temple is the Trinetra Ganesha Temple in Rajasthan, India. It is located not far from Rajasthan’s renowned Ranthambore fortress. The well-known temple is located in the center of Ranthambore fort, around 12 kilometers from Sawai Madhopur. It’s amazing to think that pilgrims from all over the world come to this temple all year long and even build miniature representations of their homes next to the temple grounds. People do this in the expectation that God will grant them the resources necessary to purchase or construct a home.

8. Ganesh Tok Temple, Sikkim

Ganesh Tok is a tiny Ganesh temple located 7 kilometers from Gangtok that can only accommodate one person at a time. It is an amazing sight for devotees to observe a panoramic view of the entire town of Gangtok, the Raj Bhavan complex, and Mount Kanchenjunga. The Ganesh Tok viewpoint, which is 6500 meters away, offers breathtaking views of the snow-covered Himalayas. People who come to worship Lord Ganesha must kneel on all fours since the space is so crowded.

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Written by Yashika Goel

From Arts and Journalism background, Yashika is a graphic designer and content writer living in Delhi. When not working, you’ll find me eating pasta, travelling, reading books, drinking coffee or painting. Join me as I learn more about myself and show you how to love life daily!

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