City: Ujjain State: Madhya Pradesh Location: Central India Type of Building: Temple Dedicated To: Lord Ganesha Religion: Hinduism Accomodation: Accomodations are easily available at Ujjain. Accesibility: Ujjain is very well connected to the other cities. On the opposite bank of of the River Shipra, this temple of considerable antiquity and a popular place of pilgrimage, the idol here is believed to be self formed. The artistically carved pillars of the assembly hall date back to the Parmara Periods. Description This Ganesha temple is located in the middle of the market, and dates back to 11th and 12th centuries a.d. when the Paramaras ruled over Malwa (Madhya Pradesh). The finely-carved pillars in the assembly hall and the white shrine define the age-old sanctity of the temple. The Ganesha idol enshrined in this temple is supposed to be swayamabhu (born of itself). Also called Vighneshwara, the moderator of grief, Ganesha is always the first to be worshipped in the Hindu pantheon, lest he decide to sow obstacles in the devotees? path. His consorts, Ridhhi and Siddhi, flank Chintaman, the assuager of all worries. Locally, Ganesha is also referred to as Chintaman. Location This Ganesha temple is located in the middle of the market. How To Get There Bus: Ujjain is connected with Indore, Bhopal, Manali and Kota. Train: Ujjain is connected with Delhi, Bhopal, Jhansi, Agra, Indore, Jabalpur, Bilaspur, etc.
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