Khajrana Ganesh Temple

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Khajrana Ganesh Temple is a pilgrimage center in Indore, dedicated to Lord Ganpanti . Built during reign of Holkar dynasty.

Khajrana Temple's Building

History[edit]

This Temple is built in 1735 by Rani Ahilya Bai Holkar. The devotees circling around temple and tie a thread to pray Lord Ganesha for successfully completion of his work. 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. It is said that the ancient statue in the temple statue was seen in a dream of a local Pandit Mangal Bhatt. After this dream, the queen Ahilya Bai Holkar excavated and installed the idol from under the ground and installed it. From where the statue was removed, there is a well, which is right in front of the temple.

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.

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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