Ganesh Chaturthi 2020: Know about 5 Famous Ganpati temples in India
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Lord Ganesha is visiting your home today. This time there is no pomp and show while bringing lord Ganesha in the neighborhood and the colony, but there is a lot of excitement in the houses. People are doing everything indoors, from making Ganapati on Ganesh Chaturthi to decorating and preparing offerings. All the festivals are being celebrated in a new way with a few old colors in this pandemic period. Now family ties, hearts, minds, and emotions are getting more mixed in every festival.
Ganesh Chaturthi is a day when people bring Lord Ganesha at their home and established a 10-day festival. The Ganesh festival lasts for ten days from Chaturthi of Bhadrapada month to Chatardarshi. This year the ten-day celebrations will begin on 22 August. After this, Lord Ganesha idol is immersed in water on Chaturdashi. The festival is majorly celebrated in Maharashtra and Gujarat. In recent years, there is more focus on the making of Organic Ganpati idol, as the other methods used were found to have a significant effect on marine life and pollute the atmosphere. This year as people are not allowed to go and celebrate the festival, they have made clay idol that can be immersed later on in their flower pots.
Significance of Ganesh Chaturthi
Ganesh Chaturthi is an annual festival that marks the birth of Lord Ganesha. Lord Ganesha in Hindu mythology is considered to be wise, intelligent, problem solver and one who brings good fortune. In such a situation of the pandemic, the festival will bring a lot of positivity and good fortune. The devotees will pray to Vighnaharta Ganesha god to cure this disease and save their lives.
Today, we’re going to list the most famous Ganpati temples in India. Even if you’re not able to go this time but you can schedule your visit to the temple after the pandemic to gain blessings.
The 5 famous Ganesha Temples to visit in India are:
1. Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai
It is one of the most visited Ganesha temples in India and a famous tourist place in Mumbai. Siddhivinayak temple is located in dream city Mumbai but the temple has devotees all over India. A large number of devotees offer prayers during Ganesh Chaturthi. It is believed that any woman who is devoid of a baby if pray here is blessed by Lord Ganesha.
2. Shreemant Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple
Shreemant Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple is located in Pune, Maharashtra, and is one of the famous Ganesha temples in India. The temple got its name from Shrimant Dagadusheth Halwai who was a sweet shop owner. The Ganesh idol here is beautifully adorned with gold. During Ganesha Chaturthi, the lighting of the temple is worth seeing.
3. Madhur Mahaganpati temple, Kerala
The Ganpati temple is 10th century old and located on the riverbank of Madhuvahini in Kasargod, Kerala. The unique thing about the temple is that the Ganesha idol here is neither made up of stone nor of soil. The temple surrounds a pond believed to have medicinal properties. Moodappa Seva is the festival that is celebrated here.
4. Ranthambore Ganesh Temple, Rajasthan
Ranthambore National park needs no introduction as it is one of the best national parks visited by wildlife enthusiasts. Apart from wildlife importance, Ranthambore is quite famous for Trinetra Ganesh temple located at 1000-year-old fort amid Ranthambore National Park. People come here to seek blessings of Lord Ganesha during Ganesh Chaturthi festival.
5. Ganpatipule Temple, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra
Ganpatipule temple in Ratnagiri is one such temple where idol faces west instead of east direction and it is also believed that the Ganesha idol placed here is self-evolved. That’s the reason the place has so much of religious importance.
We wish this Ganesh Chaturthi, may Lord Ganpati removes all obstacles and bring good fortune for all !!
Ganpati Bappa Morya !!!
Mangala Murti Morya !!!