Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Ganesha, Gonnagar


This idol is in one of the Ganesha temple in Gonnagar near Ramdurga.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Ganesha, Gonnagar


This Ganesha idol is in Gonnagar, a place near Ramdurg. It is placed below the tree which was planted by Shri Chidambareshwara Swami about 205 years back after the completion of the great Soma Yaga.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Dodda Ganesha, Bangalore

Dodda Ganesha, Bangalore

Dodda Ganesha temple is near the Bull temple in Bangalore.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

Ganesha in the trunk of a tree, Audumbar

Ganesha in the trunk of a tree, Audumbar

In Audumbar (near Sangli in Maharashtra, India) a Ganesh figure appeared in the trunk of a tree. Local Ganesh devotees have built a temple around that tree.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Siddhi Vinayak, Mumbai

Siddhi Vinayak, Mumbai

Siddhi Vinayak temple is in Prabhadevi, Mumbai.

The idol of Shree Siddhivinayak is of black stone and is 2.5 feet high and 2 feet wide, with the trunk on the right. The upper right hand holds a lotus, the left an axe. The lower right hand holds a rosary and the lower left holds a 'modaka'. Around the neck is the snake like sacred thread. The idol is carved out of a single stone. The idols of Riddhi and Siddhi are on either side of Shree Siddhivinayak.

Riddhi and Siddhi are Goddesses of success, riches and prosperity. The auspicious idol of Shree Siddhivinayak with its trunk bent towards the right is unique, as the trunk is usually found curving leftwards.



Official Website: http://www.siddhivinayak.org/



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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Dagdu Sheth, Pune

Shrimant Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati, Pune
The Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganpati is in Pune and is one of the oldest Sarvajanik Ganpati Mandal in the country established in 1893 by a sweet-mart owner Dagdu Shet.


Official Website: http://www.dagdushethganpati.com



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