14 Famous Ganesha Temples in India

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Lord Ganesha is one of the most worshipped Gods in India. People in different parts of the country do it in different ways. Let us look at some of the temples of Lord Ganesha:

  1. Ganpatipule, Maharashtra: Worshippers whisper entreaties into the ear of a large brass mouse before offering their prayers inside.
  2. Siddhi Vinayak, Maharashtra: Contains images of eight forms of Ganesha which people across Maharastra believe in.
  3. Ranthambore Ganeshji, Rajasthan: Receives about 10 kg of mail daily from India and around the world.
  4. Karpaga Vinayakar, Tamil Nadu: Is cut out of a rock.
  5. Rockfort Ucchi Pillayar, Tamil Nadu: Plays an important role in the mythology of Ramayana.
  6. Manakula Vinayagar, Pudducherry: Said to be five centuries old.
  7. Madhur Maha Ganpati, Kerela: Located on the bank of river Madhuvahini.
  8. Sasive Kalu & Kadale Kalu Ganeshas, Karnataka: The Kadale Kalu Ganesha statue is 18-feet tall while the Sasive Kalu Ganesha is 9-feet tall.
  9. Ganesh Tok, Sikkim: One of the very few Ganesha temples in a land that believes in Buddhism.
  10. Dagadusheth Ganpati, Maharastra: Most famous temple in Pune.
  11. Moti Doongri Ganesh, Rajasthan: Situated besides the Birla temple.
  12. Mandai Ganpati, Maharastra: Participates in the annual Ganesh festival in Pune.
  13. Khade Ganeshji, Rajasthan: Contains a rare statue of standing Ganesha.
  14. Swayambhu Ganpati, Maharashtra: Situated on a beach.
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