Chaturthi marks the birth of Lord Ganesha and is celebrated all over the
country. In Sawai Madhopur, the festival
is rather special. The temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha is located in the
fort of Ranthambore, about 12 kms from
Sawai Madhopur and it is one of the most important Ganesha temples in the
There is always a lot of activity at the temple because people believe that the first invitation to a marriage should be sent to Lord Ganesha. As a result, hundreds of invitations pour in everyday from all over the country inviting Lord Ganesha to attend the marriage. Some people also enclose money to enable Lord Ganesha to pay for his fare!
This temple is the site for Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations attracting devotees from all over to join in the singing of devotional songs. Markets spring up in the area, allowing the people to do their shopping as well.
Rail & Road: It is preferable to approach Ranthambore from Sawai Madhopur, which lies on the main Delhi - Mumbai railway line and is also connected to Jaipur by rail. A road link with Jaipur exists as well.