The celebrations of Ganesh Chaturthi has kick-started from today. Also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, this festival is one of the most significant festivals of Hindus in India.
To celebrate Vinayaka Chaturthi, devotees across the country bring idols of Lord Ganesha in their home and worship, eats Ganesha’s favourite sweet which is known as modak, and enjoy the festival with family and friends.
If you are planning to celebrate the festival by visiting Ganesha’s temple, here are some suggestions for you. Check out these iconic Bappa’s temples that are purely dedicated to the lord.
Siddhivinayak Temple (Mumbai, Maharashtra)
Mumbai’s Siddhinivayak temple is one of the famous temple in the country that is purely dedicated to the son of Lord Shiva.
Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Mandir (Pune, Maharashtra)
The Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple in Pune is the second most famous Ganpati temple in the state. The temple was built by Dagusheth Halwai who was a sweet maker by profession. Every year lakh of devotees visits this temple during special occasion like Ganesh Chaturthi.
Ganesh Tok (Gangtok, Sikkim)
Ganesh Tok is located at an altitude of almost 6600 meters from sea level with a gorgeous view of hills all around. This temple is purely dedicated to the son Parvati.
Karpaga Vinayagar Temple (Pillaiyarpatti, Tamil Nadu)
Karpaga Vinayagar Temple is considered one of the oldest and self create temple in Tamil Nadu. There is an interesting fact about this temple that it has an idol of Bappa with two hands, unlike the common depiction with four hands.
Trinetra Ganesha Temple (Ranthambore, Rajasthan)
Trinetra Ganesha Temple of Lord Ganesha is considered 1000 years old in the Ranthambore fort. According to the locals, the idol of Bappa in the temple were seen drink milk on many occasions.
The celebrations of Ganesh Chaturthi this year have been restricted in many states in the country due to the rising of covid cases. in many states. Meanwhile, in some states have permitted devotees to celebrate festivals with a full focus on Covid norms.