Ganesh Chaturthi is the festival that is celebrated with great joy and fervour in India, especially in Maharashtra. Lord Ganesh is the favorite and the most beloved deity of the people in India. People from different caste and religion come together to celebrate this festival. The houses are decorated with flowers and essence sticks and prayers are offered to Lord Ganesh everyday in the morning as well as evening. We bring to you a list of Ganesh Temples that you must visit this Ganesh Chaturthi.
Ganpatipule, Konkan Coast
According to the legend a cow who had stopped giving milk but would offer milk only at a particular spot. This led to the discovery of self-manifest stone image of Lord Ganesh. Because the stone image was found at the pule, it is was named as Ganpati Pule.
Siddhi Vinayak Temple, Mumbai
It is known that the Ganpati has the wish fulfilling powers and hence people right from the politicians to film stars have visited the temple. It is one of the richest temple trust in Mumbai and has the filmy story of rags to riches.
Ranthambore Ganesh, Rajasthan
On top of Ranthambhore’s ancient 1000-year-old fort is a exclusive temple of Trinetra Ganesha, the three-eyed God in a piece of bright orange. The Lord gets 10kg of email from across India and the world, everyday. Typically individuals deliver the first marriage invitation cards here for the Lord’s blessings.
Dagadusheth Ganpati, Pune
This is the most famous temple of Lord Ganesh in Pune, Maharashtra. The Ganesh idol adorns real gold jewelry and thus the temple has tight security.
Moti Doongri Ganesh Temple
Moti Doongri Ganeshji is located at the base of Moti Doongri mountain, just besides the wonderful Birla Temple.
Mandai Ganpati, Pune
Mandai Ganpati is also known as Sharda Gajanan Temple that is situated in Mandai, Pune. It is said that the idol of Ganpati installed in this temple is 100 years old and it is visited by 1000 of devotees during this Ganesh Festival.
Khade Ganeshji, Kota
Khade Ganeshji is one of the few temples where the idol of Lord Ganesh is standing. It is also famous for its wish fulfilling powers.
Ganesh Tok, Gangtok
A temple of Lord Ganesh in the land of Buddhism is very rare. Ganesh Tok in Sikkim is situated atop at 6,500 ft hill which is fascinating. The space inside the temple is so congested that devotees have to crawl in on all fours to have darshan of Lord Ganesha.