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Ashtavinayaks of Vidarbha

Vidarbha does have its own Ashtavinayak, but surprisingly its very less talked about.

Tekadi Ganesh, Nagpur

Tekadi Ganesh
Tekadi Ganesh

Shri Ganesh Tekdi Temple is situated in Sitabardi, Nagpur, Maharashtra. It is one of the ancient temples of Nagpur and is about 250 years old. The presiding deity here is Tekdi Ganapati (Lord Ganesh). This temple resides on a hill, in Marathi ‘Tekdi’ means ‘hill’, so the name Tekdi Temple

Shree Ganesh Mandir Tekdi Nagpur is located new Railway station. It is one of the old Ganesh temple in Nagpur city. read more

Athra-bhuja Ganesh Mandir, Ramtek

athrah-bhuja-ganesh-temple
athrah-bhuja-ganesh-temple

 

 

Sri Ashtabhuja Ganesh Mandir, Ramtek is one of the Ashta vinayak temples of Vidarbha. It is located at the foothills of the Ramtek temple. The temple is situated in the very crowded town of Ramtek. The temple is very well maintained, and tradition puja is performed every day as per the rituals.

 

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Adasa

The main temple located here is the ancient Adasa Ganesh Temple which is one of the eight Ashta-Vinayaks in Vidarbha. The most remarkable amongst them is the Ganapati Temple where an idol of Lord Ganesha chiseled out of a single stone is enshrined. On the brink of Adasa is sited a hillock where a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is to be found.

Paoni

This is a very ancient town of central India and was the capital of many an empire during its checkered history. This idol of Lord Ganesh has five faces and is believed to bestow His Grace on his devotees and remove all their difficulties. Pauni (Pauni derived from the name of king “Pavan”) is situated on the bank of river Wainganga known as South Ganga.  In ancient times, Pauni was famous for the handloom textile industry.

Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Temple, Kelzar

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Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Temple, Kelzar. The temple which exists on the hill is surrounded by beautiful nature and it was known to be a great tourism place ever since the regime of Vakataka Dynasty. There is a big and beautiful rectangular well: a ‘Kushawarti Vihir’ known as Ganesh Kund. Many devotees use the holy water. After Wakataka dynasty this place is believed to be the capital of King Pravarsen as recorded in ancient history. read more

 

Bhrushundi Ganpati – Mendha, Bhandara

Bhrushundi Ganpati - Mendha, Bhandara
Bhrushundi Ganpati – Mendha, Bhandara

 

Mendha is a small village, 2 km from Bhandara, where one of the Ashta-Vinayaks of Vidarbha, known as Bhrushundi Ganpati is located. Legend has it that one of the ardent devotees of Lord Ganesh got converted into a statue of the Lord himself. Bhandara is 65 KM away from Nagpur on Nagpur –Raipur highway. It is situated on the bank of Vainganga River.

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Chintamani Ganesh Temple, Kalamb

Chintamani Ganesh Temple, Kalamb
Chintamani Ganesh Temple, Kalamb

 

Kalamb is a village situated on the banks of the River Chakravarti. This village is popular for the underground Chintamani Ganesh Temple, where an annual fair is organised in the month of Magha Shuddha, between Chaturthi and Saptami. Tourists also visit the holy water tank called ‘Ganesh Kunda’ in the village.

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Bhadravati Ganesh Temple

Bhadravati Ganesh Temple
Bhadravati Ganesh Temple

Bhadravati Ganesh Temple.

The Ganesh Puran gives an interesting tale of this temple, that it was built by a great Rishi, Gutsamad, who had invoked the blessings of Lord Ganesh and upon fulfilment of his wish, built this temple.

Bhadravati is 24 km north of Chandrapur on Nagpur road.

Its architecture and archaeological remains refer the art of the late ancient historic period.