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Ganapatiji Temple, GanapatipuleRich with of the 400-year old Swayambhu Ganapati Temple, Ganapatipule, presents itself as an ancient pilgrim center of Maharastra. Every year millions of devotes make their wise tour to Ganapatipule, on the fortunate occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. Ganapatipule is a small village located on the western coast of Maharastra. The place is known for its serene and dignified beaches. The unforgettable fragrance of fruits, flowers and mangroves at Ganapatipule ushers a massive number of people all through out the year.

To travel in Ganapatipule is like traveling in the lap of nature. The whole 'Konkan' region is like heaven on earth, and inhabitants of the region remain so pure and simple as like the land itself. Ganapatipule is one of the ashta (eight) Ganapatis of India. Though this destination is for a large array of tourists and pilgrims coming frequently, it succeeded to retain its idyllic splendor and serenity and considered as one of the most hallowed Hindu pilgrimage sites.

Main Pilgrimage Attraction of Ganapatipule

The Swayambhu Ganapati Temple: The Swayambhu Ganapati Temple is the home of naturally formed unique idol of Ganapati of Pule (white sand) The idol of Ganapati here is made out of copper and portrays the God straddling a lion. It is positioned in the chamber of Sanctorum and at sunrise and sunset a ray of golden light penetrates and elucidates the idol. Early in the morning, the temple premise is filled with the rhythmic beat of the nagaras (a drum-like instrument) followed by the Ganapati Mantras (Holy chants).

Ganapatipule TempleThe Swayambhu Ganapati Temple is a 400-year old spot offers unspoiled serene beauty to the travelers. Devotee gathered and gradually settled at the place, worshipped the idol, performed prayers and even made additions to the shrine. The Temple is at the foot of a hill adjoining to a celebrated beach. The hill where the temple is sited itself, considered sacred and perennial springs runs from the hill to a pond besides the Temple. Ganesh Chaturthi- five days occasion, is obeyed by the devoted with utmost sincerity and dedication in the Swayambhu Ganapati Temple.

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