Ganpatipule is a small town located in the Ratnagiri district on the Konkan coast of the Indian state of Maharashtra. The town of Chiplun is located to its north. According to local folklore, the Hindu god Ganpati, taking umbrage at a remark made by a native lady, moved to Pule (a few km before the town) from his original abode of Gule.
Thus, the region was named Ganpati-Pule. Let us discuss all the details, like Ganpatipule Temple timings, Darshan booking and other details.
The 400-year-old Ganpati idol at Ganpatipule is said to have sprung up from the soil. This deity faces the west to guard the western gates, unlike deities in other Indian temples who face the east.
The temple is at the base of a hill and pilgrims walk around the hill (Pradakshina) as a mark of respect.
Ganpatipule Temple Timings
Ganpatipule Temple Opening and Closing Timings are 5:00 AM and 9:00 PM.
|Khichdi Prasad Time
Ganpatipule Temple Prasad Timings
At the Ganpatipule Mandir, Khichdi Prasad is provided to all devotees free of charge by the temple trust between 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM.
Ganpatipule Aarti Timings
The Ganapatipule aarti and darshan timings are as follows:
|5:00 AM to 9:30 PM
|Early morning aarti
|5:00 AM to 5:30 AM
|Special ritualistic worship
|7:30 AM to 8:00 AM
|12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
|7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Ganapatipule Temple VIP Darshan Booking and Price
For quicker and more comfortable darshan, the temple trust offers a VIP Darshan facility. The daily VIP Darshan timings at Ganpatipule Temple are usually during the morning and evening aarti sessions.
The Price of Ganapatipule Temple VIP Darshan is between Rs. 200 and 500.
Also, visit Shri Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai.
Festivals Celebrated at Ganpatipule Temple
There are many festivals celebrated at the Ganpatipule Temple throughout the year. Below is a list of some important festivals:
- Bhadrapad Celebration
- Magh Celebrations
- Vasant Puja
- Palanquin Procession of the Lord
Ganpatipule Temple History
Various myths are prevalent about the temples and deities. Some 500 years ago, during the reigns of Moguls, there used to be a ‘Kevada’ (flower tree) forest at the foot of the hill where presently the “Swayambhoo” Ganpati is situated.
It is one of the ‘Ashta Ganpatis‘ (eight Ganpatis) of India and is known as ‘Paschim Dwar Dewata‘ (Western Sentinel God).
Significance of Ganpatipule Temple
Here lived a Brahmin named Balbhatji Bhide. Once he came across a major personal calamity, but being a determined person, he decided to give up on food and water till he was relieved of his problem. Hence, he stayed in the Nevada forest for penance and worshipped his tutelary deity, “Mangalmurti,” Lord Ganesha.
During this period, Bhide had a vision in his dream in which Lord Ganesha told him that he had come to Aagargule (Ganesh Gule) in his “Nirakar” (void) form to relieve all my devotees of their difficulties. Hence, you worship and propitiate here.
During the same period, one of the cows, Bhide, was not giving milk, for which reason the cowherd kept a close watch on her. He was astonished to see that the milk was flowing from the cow’s udder in the place where the idol of God is placed at present.
The cowherd narrated the incident to Bhide. On cleaning up the entire area, Bhide found the idol of Ganesh, which he had seen in his vision. Therefore, he built a shrine on a grassy hill there and started performing his first rituals.
Other Temples Near Ganpatipule Mandir
- Shri Uma Maheshwar Mandir Hedvi
- Shri Swami Swaroopananda Shrine temple (Samadhi Mandir)
- Shri Mahakali Mandir
- Shri Kankaditya Mandir
- Shri Laxmi-Keshav Temple
- Shri Velneshwar Mandir
- Shri Zari Vinayak Mandir
- Shri kshetra Parshuram
- Karhateshwar Temple
- Dhoot Papeshwar Temple
- Hot Water Spring
- Ganeshgule (Agargule)
Ganpatipule Temple Distance From Various Cities
Ganpatipule Temple Contact Details
How to Reach Ganpatipule
The roads and highways connect Ganpatipule with the major cities of India. So, Devotees can easily reach the temple.
The nearest railway station is Ratnagiri Railway Station 30 km from the temple.
The nearest airport is Mumbai Airport 354 km from the Ganpatipule Temple.
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