Chintaman Ganesh Temple in Ujjain


Chintaman Ganesh Temple in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh

Chintaman Ganesh Temple in Ujjain

Chintaman temple is an ancient temple located in the heart of Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. This temple is constructed across the River Shipra in Madhya Pradesh. This temple is devoted to lord Ganesh. According to the Hindu legends it is believed that Lord Ganesh is the Lord of the beginner. In the ritual period Lord Ganesh is called as the Chintaharan, this means removal of all the troubles. Chintaman temple is crowded with people for 365 days. People from all the corners of India visit this place to get rid of all their worries and tension with the blessing of Lord Ganesh. Another name of the word chintamani is Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu is horned as the preserver of the creation as per the Hindu custom. Lord Ganesh is also famous as Vigneshwara as he takes all the worries and problems away.

The main feature of the Chintaman temple is that the idol of Lord Ganesh is Swayambhu, and not man-made. The idol is recognized by lord Ganesh's two wives, Riddhi and Siddhi who are positioned on either side of the Lord. These idols are placed in the Garbhgriha. People will also get to see the idol of lord Vishnu in the surrounding area of the temple. People worship lord Vishnu and lord Ganesh with great devotion and faith.

The look of the Chintaman temple is so real that is takes back to the pre historical period. Besides being ages old this temple has not lost its grace and charm, but has gained more popularity among the devotees. People visit this place just to take the grace full blessings of the Lord Ganesh. In the Hindu tradition Lord Ganesh has the horner to be worshipped first.

People also believe that Wednesday is the ruling day of lord Ganesh so most of the people visit Chintaman temple on Wednesday. They offer modakas, coconut, flowers, and sainted sticks as their token of Love. On this day the temple is crowded with people there is a long queue just to take the Darshan of lord Ganesh. Ganesh Chaturti is the main festival of lord Ganesh as during this period the temple is decorated and there are thousands of people waiting for the blessing of Lord Ganesh.

Getting there

  • Airways:

    Nearest airport is the Indore airport which is at a distance of about 55 kilometers away from the Chintaman temple.

  • Railways:

    Ujjain is the main rail way station in Madhya Pradesh as it has the main Western railway line running to all the major cities of India.

  • Road ways:

    There are state transport buses and luxury buses available from Ujjain city to all the major cities of India.