Chintaman Ganesh temple

Chintaman Ganesh temple

Madhya Pradesh , Ujjain

Shrine: Chintaharan

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.

Origin: The idol is believed to be swayambhu. The temple dates back to 11th and 12th centuries when the Paramaras ruled over Malwa.


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.
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Darsan Info

Wednesdays are considered special in the shrine.

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

Chintaman Road, 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 pujas and rituals to the deity.

Pooja Timing

Temple timings : 05:00 to 19:00

Regular Offerings

Modak, coconut, flowers


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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