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Lord Ganesha And His Some Important Temples in India

Lord Ganesha
Lord Ganesha is one of the prominent deities of Hinduism. He is worshiped and celebrated as the elder son of Lord Shiva and Lord Shakthi. We can find temples of this god in almost all parts of the world where Hindus are living. In every temple of lord Shiva or lordess Shakthi temple, his shrine will be present on the left side of the temple. He is also called in other names: Vinayaka, Ganapathy, Ganesan and Pillayar. Every Hindu God or Goddess has their own vehicle. Since mouse is his vehicle, we can see an idol of mouse in front of his every shrine.

Ganesha has unique appearance with an elephant head and belly. All the Hindu people used to pray him when they are to start a new life, business or job. It's a great belief among Hindu people that he is so powerful God to give success in all of their endeavors.

Some Important Temples of God Ganesha in India

Siddhivinayak Temple
Siddhivinayak Temple

Siddhivinayak temple is one of the prime tourist attractions of Mumbai. The temple is located at Prabhavathi area in Mumbai. It is known for its magnificent architecture and it was built in 1801 by  Deubai Patil and Laxman Vithu. It is estimated that every day more than 20,000 devotees are coming to this temple. Siddhi means wishes. The God is so called as he can fulfill all the wishes of his true devotees.

Pillayarpatti Temple

Karapaga Vinayaka Temple

The word Karpagam is associated with abundant wealth. Shri Karpaga Vinayaka is the most popular Ganesha temple in India. It is situated in Pillayarpatti of Tamil Nadu. It is believed that God here will bless good wealth and health to all of his true devotees. This temple is visited by large number of people through out the year.

Uchipillayar Temple

Uchi Pillayar Temple

This is a main attraction of Trichy city in Tamil Nadu. The temple sits on the top of a huge rock in the middle of the city. Every one who want to get the glimpse of the lord should climb many hundreds of steps as the temple is situated above 90 m from the ground level. One can also enjoy beautiful bird's eye view of Trichy city from the temple.

Dagdusheth Ganapati Temple

Dagdusheth Ganapati Temple

It is the most famous and the oldest Ganesha temple located in Pune, Maharastra. It was bulit in 1893 by Dagadusheth Halwai, a business man living in that area. It has historical importance that Bal Gangadhar Tilak, prominent freedom fighter of India, encouraged that massive worship of God as a way of protesting against British government which had banned public meetings that time. The temple is also known for its idol of God decorated with valuable gold ornaments.

Dodda Ganapathi

Dodda Ganapathi Temple

The temple is situated on Bull Temple road in Basavangudi area of Bangalore. The word 'Dodda' in Kannada means big. As the name implies, God here has a giant appearance. The idol of God is 18 ft in height and 15 ft in breadth. It is one of the must see temples in Bangalore

Shri Mahaganapathi Temple
Shri Mahaganapathi Temple

This famous Ganesha temple is found in Kottarakkara, Kollam district in Kerala. It is a complex temple where we can also worship other deities including Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvathi, Lord Murugan, Lord Nagaraja and Lord Ayyappan. Though Lord Shiva is prime god here, Lord Ganapathi is getting more importance than other Gods. Unni appam is famous prasadam which is offered to devotees visiting here. 


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