Video - In and Around Bade Ganesh ji Ki Mandir
. Bade Ganesh ji Ki Mandir in Ujjain is situated near the tank of the Mahakaleshwar Temple which houses a massive statue of the elephant-headed God of Wisdom and Prosperity, Ganesha. The Bade Ganesha Ji Temple of Ujjain is an Institute for teaching astrology and Sanskrit, an ancient Indian language considered the root of other Indian languages.
History of the Temple
The head of the elephant of the Lord symbolises sagacity, prudence and forethought that the Hindus attribute to divinity. In the middle of this Ganesha temple lies a unique idol of loyalty and faith, that of the monkey-god, Hanuman.
Nowhere else in the country but in this temple Hanuman is depicted with five faces known as Panchamukhi (five-faced), Lord Hanuman here symbolises courage, loyalty, devotion, strength, and righteousness. This Ganesha temple is also an important centre of learning, it reflects on the status of temples in ancient Vedic times, circa 1500 b.c. when houses of prayer were study centres too. This practice is been prevalent even today in the South Indian temple complexes where idols are worshiped and religious teachings are imparted.
Other places to Visit
Maha Kumbh Mela
|Ujjain city is mostly famous for the Holy Kumbh Mela that is held here every twelve years.This festival is been celebrated on the banks of River Shipra which is considered a very sacred river.|
Vikram Kirti MandirVikram Kirti Mandir serves as the cultural center to immortalize the memory of King Vikramaditya. The center also has the Scindia Oriental Research Institute which has more than 18,000 rare manuscripts in different fields, an archaeological museum, an art gallery and an auditorium.
|Mahakaleshwar is a glorious temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. One of the 12 Jyotirlingas has been embedded here which makes it one of the most important temples of the Lord.|
Bhartrihari CavesBhartrihari Caves have, over the time become a great tourist destination. The caves are situated just above the banks of River Shipra near Gadhkalika Temple.
|The historical palace is situated at a distance of 8 km from the town on an island in Shipra river. The palace was built by Mandu Rulers in the year 1458. Kailadeh Palace was built in Persian style of architecture.||Nearby tourist places to Ananta Vasudeva Temple |
How to reach the Temple
- Through air -The nearest airport is at Indore which is around 55 km from here. From here one can hire a taxi or take a bus to Ujjain.
- Through rail - Ujjain has its own rail head. There are regular trains from all major cities of India like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Kolkata.
- By Road- all cities of Madhya Pradesh are connected to Ujjain by frequent state transport buses.
- Local Transport -also is being provided in the Ujjian city which is called as shared autos called tempoes which ply inside the city and are the major players. You will also find a fair number of auto rickshaws which are bit expensive than the earlier option but is a better way of roaming inside the city.