TEKDI GANAPATI TEMPLE

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Location : Nagpur, Maharashtra
Presiding Deity: Tekdi Ganapati (Lord Ganesh)
Dates Back To: 18th Century


Shri Ganesh Tekdi Temple is one of the ancient and most popular temples of Nagpur. Located near railway station. The temple is called Tekdi Ganapati as it constructed on a hill and in Marathi Language a hill is called as a "Tekdi". It is believed to be approximately 250 years old.

Construction Of The Temple

It was an ordinary tin shade with a small platform when first built, but started improving after 1970s, after the Military defence took its possession and in 1965 Late honourable then defence Minister Shri Yashwantrao Chavan arranged the possession of the temple and adjoining land to temple trust. In 1978 the big project of the construction of Ganesh temple started and the temple got its present shape in 1984.

It is said that this idol is 'Swayambhu' (self existent). Originally this idol was very small in shape, but gradually it grew bigger and increased as per present situation. The idol is having golden decoration at forehead. Other silver ornaments are also available. In all these ornaments particularly 'Mukut' (a diadem) is specially exhibited on Chaturthi and Ekadashi only.

Devotees say that this temple is a "Jagruta (awake) Devasthan", so it is crowded by devotees from early morning upto midnight. This temple is such a place where the whole mankind or devotees come together in one place and gather together with a goal of religion performance with purity, equality and with a pure mind.

HOW TO GET THERE

Nagpur is well connected with all the major places within and outside the state. It has got a railway station and airport. For local transportation tourists can take auto richkshawas.

WHERE TO STAY

Accommodation is available at the hotels in Nagpur.



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