Ganapatipule Temple, also known as Swayambhu Ganesha Mandir, is a pilgrimage site in the district of Ratnagiri. It is a temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha that houses a self-manifested idol of the elephant-headed god. According to a legend, a Brahmin cowherd discovered the idol of Lord Ganesha after having a vision. The milk from his cow’s udder was flowing on the spot where the idol was buried. He took out the idol, constructed a temple, and named it Ganapatipule. Today, Ganapatipule is visited on a huge scale by the devotees of the Lord.
It Is Known For:-
1) Ganapatipule Temple is an ancient Hindu shrine in Ratnagiri. It was built over 400 years ago.
2) The entire temple is built out of the white sand in the Hindu style of architecture.
3) The aarti takes place three times on a daily basis. The first aarti takes place at 5 am in the morning, the second one at 12 noon, and the final at 7 pm in the noon.
4) The festivals of Ganesh Chaturthi and Vinayaki Chaturthi are celebrated here with a great zest
Best Time To Visit:-
Ganapatipule Temple is a famous Hindu shrine and attracts the devotees of Lord Ganesha from all over Ratnagiri. It can be visited in every season, especially during the festive season of Ganesha Chaturthi and Vinayaki Chaturthi.
To reach Ganapatipule Temple conveniently, one can hire the service of the local buses, taxis, and vans as it is well-connected via all major roads in the city.
Nearest Railway Station:- Ratnagiri Railway Station
Nearest Airport:- Ratnagiri Airport
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