Video - In and Around Chintaman Ganesh Temple
Chintaman Ganesh Temple is located in the city of Ujjain of Madhya Pradesh. It is an antediluvian shrine which dates back to 11th -12th centuries. This ancient temple is highly revered and is being regarded as one of the most visited shrines of Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh.
This Chintaman temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha who is considered as the Lord of beginnings as per the Hindu beliefs. In the traditional times of the country the Lord is known as 'Chintaharan', which literally means remover of all worries and tensions. This temple is thronged by crowds of people who come here to do away with all their worries at the shrine of the Lord. The term 'Chintamani' is another name known for Lord Vishnu, who is the preserver of the Universe as per Hindu Mythology.
The very appearance of the temple of Lord Ganesha suggests that it belongs to prehistoric times. Till today the temple has not lost its charm; in fact, it has become unique with its ancient origin. Chintaman Ganesh Temple boasts itself artistically carved pillars that are placed in the assembly hall.
The age-old sanctity of the temple is preserved till date. The belief of the devotees for this shrine makes it all the more sanctified. People visit this temple, in large numbers, to get the graceful blessings of Lord Ganesha.
The history of the Chintamani Ganesh Temple dates back to the ancient period when the people used to believe in the notion that the gods and he goddesses come alive on the earth for their purpose or to attend their follower's ardent prayers; from such a notion came the idea that the Lord Ganesh came into the earth and created the temple for himself in Ujjain is very popular.
During Sagar Manthan, churning of the sea by the Gods and the Demons, Amrita or nectar came up from the ocean. One drop fell in Ujjain thereby making it sacred. Whosoever visits this place shall be filled with all the blessings of the Gods and Goddesses residing there.
Time to VisitPeople who visit the temple believe that Wednesday is the ruling day for lord Ganesh so most of the people visit Chintaman temple on Wednesdays. Devotes offer modakas, coconut, flowers, and sainted sticks as their token of Love & prasadam to the Lord.
On this particular day the temple is crowded with people one can find long queue just to take the Darshan of lord Ganesh. Ganesh Chaturti is the main festival of lord Ganesh as during this period the temple is decorated and there are thousands of people waiting for the blessing of Lord Ganesh. Best time to visit is from October to March.
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How to Reach the Temple
- Through Air the Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport in Indore is the nearest airport to Ujjain, which is situated 55 km away. Indore is air connected to major cities in India by public and private domestic airlines. Indore is mostly connected to places like Jaipur, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Bhopal and Chennai. Taxi services are also available from Indore airport to Ujjain city, costing about Rs 1000. International visitors can get connecting flights to Indore from Delhi (800 km) or Mumbai (655 km) airport.
- Through Railways the city of Ujjain has Junction Railway Station which is an important railway station in Western railway zone. It is well connected to all major railway stations in India. Direct train services are available to Bhopal, Indore, Pune, Malwa, Delhi and many other cities.
- Through Road Ujjain is well connected by state road transport public bus services. Regular bus services are available to visit the temple from Indore (55 km), Gwalior (450 km), Ahmedabad (400 km) and Bhopal (183 km) to Ujjain. Super fast and Deluxe A/C buses are also available in these routes. Bus fare is about Rs 3 - Rs 4 per km.