Ganpatipule Temple in Maharashtra is reopening know temple timings, guidelines about the temple here.
Ganpatipule is a small town located in the Ratnagiri district on the Konkan coast of Maharashtra, in the sub-continent of India. The town of Chiplun is located to its north. According to local folklore, the Hindu god Ganapati, 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. scroll for the latest Ganpatipule Temple Timings
The 400-year-old Ganpati idol at Ganpatipule is said to have sprung up from the soil. This deity faces the west, so as 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 (pradakshina) the hill as a mark of respect.
On the occasion of Navratri, Maharashtra Chief Minister Officer stated that all the temples of Maharashtra will be reopened from the first day of Navratri (i.e. 7th October) following all the Covid protocols. Thus Ganpatipule Temple will also be open for devotees for darshan. As stated by the Maharashtra government all the places of worship will be reopened from the first day of Navratri.
Other temples like Siddhivinayak Mahaganapati Temple, Aundha Nagnath Jyotirling Temple, Bhimashankar Jyotirling Temple, Saptashrungi, Pandharpur – Shri Vitthal Ashtavinayaka Temples, Bhadra Maruti Temple, Khuldabad, Grishneshwar Jyotirling Temple, etc. will also be reopened.
Although the temples are reopening people still needs to wear masks, use hand sanitizers and follow strict covid protocols while visiting temples in Maharashtra.
Ganpatipule Temple Timings
The Darshan timings of Ganpatipule Temple are as follows:
Khichdi Prasad Time
What is the history of Ganpatipule Temple?
Various myths are prevalent about the temples and deities. Some 500 years back, 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. 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 food and water till he is relieved from his problem. Hence he stayed in the Nevada forest for penance and worshiped his tutelary deity “Mangalmurti” Lord Ganesha.
During this period, Bhide had a vision in his dream in which Lord Ganesha told him that he has 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 of 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 the 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 grass top there and started performing his first rituals.
HOW TO REACH GANPATIPULE
Ganpatipule does not have an airport as it is a small coastal town. It is connected by road to Ratnagiri, Mumbai, and other major cities of Maharashtra. Ratnagiri and Mumbai have great road, rail, and air connectivity with other important cities of India and the world. Here is how to reach Ganpatipule:
The nearest airport is Ratnagiri airport.
The nearest railway station is at Ratnagiri, located about 50 km from Ganpatipule. Trains regularly ply from cities like Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Bengaluru, etc. to Ratnagiri. You can also hire a taxi or take a bus from the station to reach the destination.
The scenic roads and highways connect Ganpatipule with the major cities of India. Buses are available from Ganpatipule to Mumbai, Pune, and Belgaum connecting it with the major cities.
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