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Ganesh Temples In Maharashtra
1) GANPATI PULE :
This is very famous awakened and swayambhu place near seashore. It is said that Sage Parashuram had a dream and he consecrated Ganesh idol on hilltop. The hill itself is in Ganesh form. As such if you have to take holy rounds (pradakshina) of the temple, you have to go round the hill itself, for one such holy round (pradakshina) 15 minutes are required.
2) DASHABHUJA LAXMI GANESH :
Hedvi, Tal. Guhagar, Dist. Ratnagiri. It is near to Chiplun and Guhagar. Magh Ganesh Jayanti celebrated with gaiety.
3) SHREE SIDDHIVINAYAK :
Nandgaon Dist. Raigad. Mumbai-Murud and Murud - Nandgaon S.T. buses are available.
4) SHREE GANPATI DEVASTHAN - SANGLI :
Situated on the banks of Krishna River. This is most awakened (jagrut) and beautiful temple in Sangli. It is a tutelary deity of Sangli. Thorle (elder) Chintamanrao Patwardhan consecrated the idol in 1843.
5) DIGAMBAR SIDDHIVINAYAK OF KADAV :
It is situated in Taluka Karjat of Raigad district. Sage Kanva consecrated this idol. Since the idol is without cloths it is called a Digambar Ganesh. It is at a distance of 9 kms from Karjat.
6) KASBA GANPATI - PUNE :
It is gram daivat of Pune. Rajmata Jijabai consecrated the idol. In wedding ceremonies, first invitation is given to this Ganesh.
7) MANGALMURTI CHINCHWAD - DIST.PUNE :
Great hermit Moraya Gosavi found Ganesh idol in Morgaon and consecrated the same at Chinchwad. The place is spiritually awakened. Regular P.M.T. buses are available from Pune.
8) RAJUR GANPATI OF RAJUR :
After killing demon king Sindurasur, Vinayak told Ganesh Geeta to King Varenya at Rajur. It is treated as one peetha out of three and half Ganesh Peethas. Regular state transport buses are available from Aurangabad. Idol is swayambhu.
9) SHREE MODAKESHWAR - NASHIK :
Blasted by a curse of Lord Shiva, Kamdeva attained his previous form by worshipping Shree Ganesh. It is also popular by name Kamvarad Mahotkat. Idol is in the form of Modak. Moda means happiness, one who gives happiness is Modakeshwar.
10) EKCHAKRA GANESH OF KELZAR :
Before killing demon Bakasur, Pandav prince Bhima had worshipped Shree Ganesh in city Ekchakra. Ekchakra is presently called as Kelzar and it us at a distance of 24 kms. from Vardha.
11) SHREE VIDNYAN GANESH RAKSHAS BHUVAN (MARATHWADA) :
Situated on the banks of river Godavari, Rakshas Bhuvan is at a distance of 36 miles from Jalana. Shree Dattatreya propitated Vidnyan Ganesh and consecrated the idol.
12) LAKE GANPATI - PUNE :
This temple is in the middle of lake situated in a garden named as Sarasbagh of Pune. Idol was consecrated in the year 1774 with trunk turned to its right by Shreemant Sawai Madhavrao Peshwe. Siddhivinayak fulfills the vows.
13) SHREE GANPATI - SITABARDI (NAGPUR) :
Idol with trunk turned to its right and is extremely holy and known for its quick temper. It is spiritually awakened. Bhosale Sardar of Nagpur consecrated it.
14) VERUL (ELLORA) LAKSHVINAYAKA KSHETRA :
The ancient name of the place is Ellapur. Kumar Kartikeya consecrated Vinayak here, before starting war with demon King Tarkasura.
15) SHREE VAKRATUND -PAAWAS :
It is at a distance of 12 kms. from Alibaug. King Abhijeet and his queen performed strong penance of Lord Kanakeshwar. They learnt Vakratund Mantra and on chanting the same for years they got a son. On their request Shree Ganesh had stayed there forever. Mountain Kankeshwar is at a distance of 5 kms. towards east.
16) SHREE CHINTAMANI (KALAMB DIST: YAVATMAL) :
It is one of the 21 famous Ganesh Kshetras. Spiritually awakened place.
17) BHALCHANDRA GANESH KSHETRA :
26 miles away from Parbhani, there is a station called Sailu. Nearly 15 miles away from Sailu, Bhalchandra Ganesh temple is in the midst of river Godavari.
18) SHREE SIDDHIVINAYAK :
Anjarle, Tal, Dapoli, Dist. Ratnagiri: Temple is on mountain.
19) SHREE GANPATI: BALGIT MAHARAJ'S MATH, NANDED
It fulfills the vows.