Legend describes that a young boy Ballala, an ardent devotee of Lord Ganesh organized a special puja in his village of Pali. The puja attended by all the children of the village, went on for several days as the young ones remained engrossed in devotion. On hearing complaints from the annoyed parents, Kalyan, father of Ballala, went to the place of the pooja, broke the Ganesh idol and beat him up harshly. The injured youngster continued with his chants of Lord Ganesha. Pleased with Ballala's devotion, Lord Ganesh appeared before him and healed his wounds. The Lord accepted the boy's request to reside in the village and told Ballala that he will be known here by the name of Ballaleshwar.
This Temple is part of famous Ashtavinayak Yatra
Shaped like the letter Shree in the Devnagiri script, the Ballaleshwar temple has two sanctums. In the outer sanctum Mooshik(mouse) faces the deity holding a modak in his paws. In the inner sanctum is the idol of Ballaleshwar, dressed up as a Brahmin, along with Riddhi and Siddhi. The murti's eyes and navel contain diamonds. The speciality of the Ballaleshwar Pali temple is that during the months of Dec-Jan, the rays of the Sun falls on the idol of Lord Ballaleshwar. The main hall has eight carved pillars and the temple complex encompasses two lakes. The dome made of bricks and lime is captivating.
Pic courtesy: Pali- Shri Ballaleshwar by Borayin Maitreya Larios - originally posted to Flickr as Pali- Shri Ballaleshwar. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pali-_Shri_Ballaleshwar.jpg#/media/File:Pali-_Shri_Ballaleshwar.jpg
Ballaleshwar Pali Temple timings : 5.30 AM to 10.00 PM
On Chathurthi days, devotees can perform pooja only from 6.00 AM to 9.00 AM. Paying obeisance here during Bhadrapad Shukla Chathurthi is considered to fulfill wishes.
Darsan Dresscode: Men should wear dhotis to perform pooja in the sanctum of Ballaleshwar Pali Temple.
The twin forts of Sarasgad and Sudhagad, from the era of Chhatrapati Shivaji, are popular trekking destinations.
Language Spoken: Marathi, Hindi
Pali, Sudhagad taluk, Raigad, Maharashtra 410205Contact Number : +91 2142242263
Ballaleshwar Pali can be reached:
By road: Buses, state and private available from Mumbai, Pune and Thane to Pali.
By rail: There are trains from Mumbai halting at Nagothane station, 13kms from Pali.
By air : Mumbai and Pune airports are well connected to all major cities of India.
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Devotees can perform pooja in the inner sanctorium of Ballaleshwar Pali Temple with the assistance of appointed priest till 11.30 am every day.
It is customary to first pray at the Dhundi Ganapathy temple which is just before the main temple.
Temple timings : 5.30 AM to 10.00 PM
Flowers, Garlands, Modak, Besan laddoare the main offerings at Ballaleshwar Pali.
January - Magh Utsav (Jan/Feb)
May - Shree Dhundi Vinayak Utsav (May/June)
August - Krishna jayanthi
September - Ganesh Chathurthi
October - Vijayadashami
November - Karthika Poornima
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