Have you ever visited India during “Ganesh Chaturthi”? Well if yes, then you have Heard this sound around many cities of India “Ganpati Bappa Moriya”. “Ganpati Bappa Moriya means that devotees are referring to Lord Ganesha as the Lord of all. People offer modaks and Laddoos to Lord Ganesha.
There are numerous temples of Lord Ganesha in the entire country but here in this blog, I will tell you 5 enchanting ancient Ganesh Temples. So if you are planning to visit India, then note down these temples in your list and visit them while having a visit to India.
1. Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai:
Siddhivinayak Temple is the most popular temple of Mumbai. Every day around 20,000 devotees visit this temple. The idol of Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai was formed by a single block of black stone. Usually, the trunk of Ganesha idols is on the left but here, the trunk of god is turned to the right.
Deubai Patil constructed this temple. She was a childless woman, so she constructed this temple so that God will bless other women who pray for the child.
2. Ganesh Tok Temple, Gangtok:
Located in the folds of the Himalayas, Ganesh Tok Temple is situated in Sikkim. Visit this 7 Km uphill temple is worth it as you will get a panoramic view of the beautiful valleys of Gangtok.
If it’s a clear day, you will get a chance to look through Khangchendzonga which is the third highest mountain in the world.
3. Kanipakam Ganesh Temple, Chittoor:
Kanipakam Ganesh Temple has a very interesting story. Once, there were three farmers who were digging up their well for water and suddenly they saw blood coming out from below.
Subsequently, a Ganesh Idol appears from below. Even today, the idol is seen sitting in the well. This is why this temple is considered as one of the most amazing Ganesh temples in India.
4. Trinetra Ganesh Temple, Ranthambore:
Well, you all know Ranthambore for its wildlife but also have you ever heard about Trinetra Ganesh Temple. If no, then let me tell you that in this temple, the idol of Ganesh is depicted in his three-eyed avatar (Trinetra).
A fascinating thing about the shrine is people write letters to Lord Ganesh before starting any task. It is believed that sending the first invitation to Lord Ganesh makes things start on a very lucky note.
5. Dholkal Ganesh Temple:
The Ganesh idol here is sitting at an altitude of 3000 feet. No one knows when and how this beautiful idol was placed here. In 2017, the idol suddenly disappeared from its place.
Later, the idol was found at the foothill in a broken state and was pieced together. There are signs of damage which is visible on the statue and also some of its parts are still missing.