Bade Ganeshji ka Mandir

Bade Ganeshji ka Mandir

Madhya Pradesh , Ujjain

Shrine: Bade Ganeshji

Located near the famed Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga in the holy city of Ujjain, is the temple of Bade Ganeshji. The temple derives its name from the large statue of Lord Ganesha. The temple is also famous for the five-faced Hanuman idol. This temple has been established by freedom fighter Pandit Surya Narayan Vyas.

Origin: This temple has been established by freedom fighter Pandit Surya Narayan Vyas.


Though the temple is named after the large sized idol of Lord Ganesha, the Panchmukhi (five faced) idol of Hanuman made of eight metals (ashtadhatu) is the attraction of the shrine. It is believed that Lord Hanuman took the Panchamukhi forms with the faces of Hanuman, Hayagriva, Narasimha, Garuda and Varaha to save Lord Rama and Lakshman from patala.


This temple, situated above the tank near the Mahakaleshwar Temple, is simple in its exteriors and contain a huge artistic sculpture of Lord Ganesha in its sanctum. The idol with its size and beauty stands apart from any other Ganesha idols in the country. The middle of the temple is adorned by an idol of the panch-mukhi or five-faced Hanuman. This idol of Hanuman is made of eight metals (ashtadhatu). There are also idols of baby Krishna in the arms of his mother Yashodha, and Goddess Kali, on her lion vehicle.
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Darsan Info

There is a provision for learning of Sanskrit and Astrology in the temple.

Darsan Dresscode: 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.

Language Spoken: Hindi

Location and Contact

Near Mahakaleshwar Mandir, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh

Ways to Reach

By Rail/Road- Ujjain is well connected to all parts of MP and the country by rail/road.                 
By air- The nearest airport is in Indore to which flights ply from major cities. The airport is 60 kms from the temple with buses and taxis available for the journey.

Additional Info

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Place Name Jan - March April - June July - Sept Oct - Dec
Max-Temparture 32.6oC 39.9oC 30.5oC 31.6oC
Min-Temparture 14.7oC 26oC 22.3oC 14.4oC

Temple Rituals

The priests perform regular puja and rituals. Aartis are done to the deities.

Pooja Timing

Temple timings :  9 AM to 12.30 PM and from 5 PM to 8 PM.

Regular Offerings

Flowers, laddoo


April - Hanuman Jayathi
August - Ganesh Chathurthi

  • Near Bus Stand

  • Ujjain Bus Stand
  • Nearby Airport

  • Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport Indore
  • Nearby Railway Station

  • Ujjain Junction
  • Taxi Stand

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