Khajrana Ganesh Temple

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Bada ganpati temple is a pilgrimage center in Indore.

Khajrana Temple's Building

History[edit]

Built in the year 1875, during the reign of Rani Ahilya Bai Holkar, Bada Ganpati is famous for housing the largest Ganapati statue in the world. From crown to foot the deity measures eight meters in length.

Made up of a weird mix of limestone, jaggery, bricks, mud from the stables of elephants and horses, besides holy soil and water from the major pilgrim places and the deity’s image generate a significant impact on the devotee. Deity’s frame is made of precious metals, and the deity looks amazingly wonderful.

The popular belief is that Bada Ganapati is the hinderer of all obstacles so devotees render highest regard to this idol.The gigantic statue of Ganapati is a fascinating attraction of this pilgrim center and large folks frequents here to have a darshan of this gorgeous deity.

An important pilgrimage center, Khajrana Ganesh temple in Indore is a devotees delight. This temple, which is built by Rani Ahilya Bai Holkar is a crowd puller in the locality. It is believed that all the wishes will be fulfilled after praying here. Large numbers of devotees gather here on Wednesdays and Sundays to offer their reverence and prayers.

The idol was found in a well and in 1735, it was taken out from the well and a temple was established in 1735 by Ahilyabai Holkar belonging to the Holkar dynasty of the Maratha Empire.

Temple Location : (Khajrana Ganesh Mandir Office Khajrana Rd, Khajrana Indore, Madhya Pradesh 452016) [1]

Development[edit]

From a small hut to a huge structure, the temple has developed a lot over the years.[2] The temple is equally famous in India abroad. The temple regularly receives money, gold, diamonds and other precious jewels in the form of donation.[3] The gate, the outer and upper walls of the Garbhagriha are made of Silver and different moods and festivals are depicted on it. The eyes of the deity are made of diamonds which were donated by a business man of Indore.[4]

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