Chintaman Ganesh temple
Madhya Pradesh , Ujjain
Chintaman Ganesh is the biggest temple of Lord Ganesha in Ujjain. This temple is built near the Kshipra river. The Lord here is believed to remove all worries from his devotees' life. The temple which originally dates back to 11th or 12th century, was reconstructed during Maratha period.
The legend behind the temple believes that Lord Ganesh came on the earth and created a temple for himself at Ujjain so that his followers can worship him here.
The temple reflects the Maratha style with a fort-like wall on the outside. The mandapa and the garbhagriha have a domed shaped shikhar. The mandapa has artistically etched pillars. The shrine also has a pradikshina path around it. The Ganesh idol enshrined here is supposed to be swayambhu. Riddhi and Siddhi, the consorts of Ganesha, are seated on either side of Ganesha.Pic Courtsey : www.myujjain.com
Timings : Wednesdays are considered special in the shrine.
Devotees are advised to wear clean and conservative attire
Ujjain on the banks of Kshipra river was the capital of the Avanti Kingdom. It is a famous pilgrimage centre for Shaivites, Vaishnavite and followers of Shakthism. It is one of the places where Kumbh mela is held.
The priests perform regular pujas and rituals to the deity.
Modak, coconut, flowers
August - Ganesh Chathurthi