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Temples In India
1) MADHYA PRADESH :
a) Bade Ganesh in Indoor: Ganesh idol is 12 feet.
b) Shree Chintamani of :Ujjain
c) Dwibhuj Siddhivinayak of Amarkantak
2) RAJASTHAN :
a) Bali Ganpati: Consecrated by king Bali
b) On the banks of river Tapi, Lord Shriram had conecrated Ramaji Ganesh before killing demon Tratika.
3) UTTAR PRADESH :
a) Omkar Ganesh (Prayag)
b) Dhundiraj Ganesh in Kashi: This Ganesh is in the temple of Kashvishveshwar.
4) HIMACHAL PRADESH :
a) Shadbhuj Ganesh - Baijanath, Dist: Kangada: Great saint Dnyaneshwar while describing Shreei Ganesh in his book Dnyneshwari has given names of the weopons are found in the hands of this Shadbhuj (six hands) Shree Ganesh.
b) Ice idol of Bal Ganesh in Amarnath Gumpha.
c) Shree Ganesh in Ganesh Gumpha where Ganesh had pendown the Mahabharat.
5) WEST BENGAL :
a) Ashtabhuja Ganesh in village Vadanagar on the banks of river Hubli.
6) BIHAR :
a) Ganesh temples are situated in Rajgriha, Mountain Mandar, Ramgad, etc.
7) ORISSA :
a) Ajananath Ganesh in Jagannatha Temple of Puri.
b) Ganesh caves in Ganesh gumpha of Khandagiri.
8) ANDHRA PRADESH :
Various Ganesh temples are situalted in Bhadrachalam, Vijayawada, Kalahasti, etc.
9) KERALA :
a) King Dharmagupta of Trigart consecrated Ganesh idol in Shreemadnant temple. King of Mysore Tipu Sultan came here to destroy the temple. His mind was changed after drinking the water from the well in the temple. Tipu Sultan then gave gifts and annuities to temple.
b) Shree Ganesh of Madhupur: He likes famous sweet Udupa.
10) KARNATAKA :
a) Vidhnantak Vinayak,Hampi:
Idol is not elephant headed instead it is man headed. Vighnantak Vinayak killeddemonGajmukhsur.
b) Kaudinya Mahaganpati of Kurdamale in Kolar district:
Idol of Mahaganpati is 9 feet high and is made of green marble.
c) Gokarna Mahabaleshwar:
Here Shree Ganesh is in the guise of young Brahmin saved Lord Shankara's Lingam from the hands of demon Ravana. Ravana had hit Ganesh and the mark is still present on the idol.
11) TAMILNADU :
a) Kurumbithar Vinayak of Kumbhakonam :
ThisVinanayak is also called as Sudha Ganesh. At the time of Amrut Manthan when Amrut (heavenly necter) was not coming out of the sea, Gods consecrated Ganesh idol here at Kumbhakonam and worshipped him and prayed for their success. Ganesh was pleased and gods got the Amrut from the sea.
12) GUJARAT :
Temple of Ahmedabad is from Peshwa time.
b) Siddanath temple of Baroda and Revati Ganesh temple on Girnar mountain are very famous.
c) Sisodra Village of Navsari district has a banyan tree with Ganesh idol in it. It is said that this Ganesh idol appeared in this banyan tree nearly four hundred years ago.
d) Durgakut Ganesh near Sorati Somnath.