Chintaman Ganesh Temple is the biggest Ganesh temple and is located in the middle of Ujjain town market Madhya Pradesh. The temple was built across the river Kshipra on the Fatehabad railway line about 7 km far south-westerly to the Ujjain town. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha with his consorts Riddhi and Siddhi. In traditional times, the Lord is known as Chintaharan, which literally means eliminator of all worries and tensions.
The term Chintamani is the other name for Sri Vishnu, who is considered the preserver of the Universe. Inside the temple, the idol is believed to be “swayambhu” (self-manifested), unlike other idols. Here Lord Ganesha and Sri Vishnu are worshiped with great devotion. The Entry is free and it will take 30 min to have lord Ganesa darshan on normal days. The best time to visit Chintaman Ganesh Temple Ujjain is October to March.
As Wednesday is auspicious for Lord Ganesh crowd will be more on this day. Ganesh Chaturti is celebrated in a grand manner. It is believed that worshiping Lord Ganesh in this temple will be relieved from the fear of sudden death.
Speciality of Chintaman Vinayaka Temple:
Traditional bells have given way to the cell phone ringing in this high-tech world in the ancient Chintaman Ganesh temple. Here Lord Ganesh receives phone calls from his devotees around the world. When a devotee expresses his wish to convey his wishes to “Chintaman Ganesh”, the temple priest holds his cell phone to the ears of the elephant-headed god. The temple receives more than 400 calls every day from devotees around the world to have their wishes granted during the Ganesh festival. The unique practice of listening to devotee’s wishes for Lord Chintaman Ganesh began at this 12th century Parmar temple when a devotee from Indore settled in Germany and called the temple cell phone and asked to send his message to God through it.
Devotees have sent letters to the deity for the past 35 years for the fulfillment of their wishes, but in this high-tech age, they have started asking Lord Ganesh to make their wishes come true in the past five years. Today, the mobile rings louder than the bells of the Chintaman Ganesh temple.
Shri Chintaman Ganesh Temple Timings:
Morning: 6.00 AM to 12.00 Noon
Evening: 5.00 PM to 10.00 PM
Chintaman Ganesh Temple History:
The temple dates from the 11th and 12th centuries AD. This temple was built during the Paramara kings and later renovated by the Maratha kings.
According to legend, Mata Sita, on returning to Ayodhya, thought rather worship Ganesh. She ordered Laxman to bring water for Pooja. Laxman went to fetch water but could not find a pool nearby. Laxman then created the water basin by piercing the Earth with his arrow and collecting the water for Pooja. This water basin is called Laxman Bawadi (where Bawadi means pond in Hindi). The present form of the temple was 250 years old.
How to reach Chintaman Temple:
The nearest airport is Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport is an international airport in Indore which is 60 km away.
Ujjain railway junction is 7 km. Direct trains are available from all major cities like Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Mumbai, Lucknow, Dehradun, Delhi, Banaras, Kochin, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Howrah and other cities.
Direct buses are available from all major cities like Indore, Surat, Gwalior, Pune, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Udaipur, Nasik, Mathura.
Ujjain Ganesh Temple Address:
Chintaman Ganesh Temple,
Road No 2, Teen Puliya,
Madhya Pradesh – 456006.