Tekdi Ganesh Mandir
Situated in Nagour, Maharashtra, Tekdi Ganapati Temple is an ancient and famous temple dedicated to Lord Ganesh. The temple is built on a hill hence the temple got the name Tekdi Ganesh Mandir. Initially, the temple was built on a small platform. The construction of the new temple started in 1978 and was completed in the year 1984.
The temple started with just a tin shade around the idol which is believed to have appeared by itself (Swayambhu). The temple is also very popular as it's is believed to be a 'Jagruta Devasthan' (Awakened). Also, the idol was originally very small and it is believed to have grown in size with time.
The temple is beautified by fountain, lawn and park spot. The Ganapati temple has been evolving constantly since 1978 and new developments are seen very often.Picture Courtesy : commons.wikimedia.org
Timings : Temple is open from 6:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Sankashti Chaturthi (fall in the month of Nov. ) is the best time for darshan, as the Tekdi Ganapati Yatra is organised.
No specific dress-code
Nagpur is a developing metropolis. Religious beliefs and modern ideologies thrive here, side by side. The temple is located in defense area. Notable fact is that the city has never been affected by communal tensions. Various communities live here in peace and culture is promoted here in form of literature festivals and cultural events.
Vrahadi & Savji cuisine are popular here.
Sitabuldi, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440001
The temple is at walking distance from the railway station and Natwar Bus Stand. Public transport and private cabs are easily available from the airport.
There is a particular piece of ornament namely Mukut (Diadem) which is exhibited only on the occasion of Chaturthi and Ekadashi. The speciality of the temple is that modaka is distributed, after the 4 Aartis, as a divine gift.
Every year in the Paush month on the Sankashti Chaturthi day, a grand yatra called Tekdi Ganapati Yatra is held.
September - Ganesh Chaturthi
November - Sankashti Chaturthi, Tekdi Ganpati Yatra