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Temples of Lord Ganesha
Temples of Lord Ganesha are present in different parts of the country. Hindus, Buddhists and Jains equally worship Ganesha.
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 Temples of Lord GaneshaTemples of Lord Ganesha are abundant in India scattered allover. The Temples of Lord Ganesha are established through out various parts of India and abroad. The Ashtavinayak Temple in Maharashtra is one the most popular temples.
Lord Ganesha, the god of transitions, unity, prosperity and the remover of obstacles, is normally installed at the entrance of Hindu temples. He is equally worshipped by Hindus, Buddhists and Jains; and is worshipped before starting any new project or ceremony. Some of the most well known temples are situated at Valsad, Dholaka and Baroda in Gujarat; Dhundiraj Temple in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh; Bhadrachalam in Andhra Pradesh; the Jambukesvara Temple at Tiruchirapalli; Baidyanath in Bihar; Idagunji and Hampi in Karnataka; Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh; Kasargod and Kottarakara in Kerala; Karpaka Vinayakar Temple in Tamil Nadu; Raipur (Pali), Nagaur and Jodhpur in Rajasthan; Kanipakam in Chittoor; Pazhavangadi, Malliyur, Suchindram and Rameshvaram; and Wai in Maharashtra.

Ashtavinayak Temples
The Ashtavinayak Temples in the state of Maharashtra is considered to be the most popular temple of the deity. The term Ashtavinayaka refers to 8 Ganeshas in Sanskrit language. The temple includes 8 separate shrines of the deity that are established in a pre-ascertained arrangement. Each of the shrines contains their own history and legend and distinctive idols as well. The 8 temples of the Ashtavinayaka in proper arrangement are Moreshwar Temple in Morgaon, Pune District; Siddhivinayak Temple in Siddhatek, Ahmadnagar District; Ballaleshwar Temple in Pali, Raigad District; Varadavinayak Temple in Mahad, Raigad District; Chintamani Temple in Theur, Pune District; Girijatmaj Temple in Lenyadri, Pune District; Vighnahar Temple in Ozar, Pune; and Mahaganapati Temple in Ranjangaon, Pune.

Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir
The Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir is devoted to Lord Ganesha and is situated in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The temple was established by Deubai Patil and Laxman Vithu in November 1801. It includes a small hall or mandap with the shrine of Ganesha in the avatar of Siddhi Vinayaka. The wooden doors of the chamber are engraved with imagery of the 8 incarnations of Ganesha, known as Ashtavinayaka. The roof of the inner chamber has gold plating and the main sculpture is of Lord Ganesha.

Siddhivinayak Mahaganapati Temple
The Siddhivinayaka Mahaganapati Temple is situated in Titwala in Thane district, Maharashtra. The shrine is dedicated to the Lord of Learning and Success Ganesha. The region is pregnant with ancient legends and the sacred temple is visited by numerous devotees as it is believed that married couples who are separated can be united. Moreover it is also believed by the worshippers that marriages of loved ones could be finalized successfully after praying to the idol of the temple with faith and devotion.

Temples of Lord Ganesha Rockfort Ucchi Pillayar Temple
Temples of Lord Ganesha Rockfort Ucchi Pillayar Temple, also known as Ucchi Pillayar Koil is situated on Rockfort in Trichy, India. The shrine is a 7th century Hindu temple that is devoted to Lord Ganesha, the Remover of Obstacles. It is believed by the worshippers that Lord Ganesha, also known as Vinayaka, escaped from King Vibishana to this region, after he installed the Ranganathaswamy idol in Srirangam.

Karpaka Vinayakar Temple
The Karpaka Vinayakar Temple, also known as the Pillaiyar Patti Pillaiyar Temple is established at Thiruppatthur in the district of Sivaganga in Tamil Nadu state, India. It is an ancient rock cut cave temple that is devoted to Lord Ganesha, also known as Pillaiyar.

Apart from these, there are several other temples of Lord Ganesha, which are listed below-
* Sri Sri Sri Sidha Binayak Pitha in Berhampur, GanjamOrissa
* Shri Subha Siddhi Vinayaka Mandir in Delhi
* Girijatmaja Vinayak Temple in Pune, Maharashtra
* Anegudde Sri Vinayaka Temple in Anegudde, Udupi, Karnataka
* Shri SiddhiVinayak Temple in Prabhadevi, Maharashtra
* Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai, Maharashtra
* Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai, Maharashtra
* Ganapati Temple in Pernankila, Udupi District in Karnataka
* Madhur Maha Ganapathi Temple in Kasaragod, Kerala
* Siddhivinayak Mahaganapati Temple in Titwala, Maharashtra
* Ganapathi Temple in Idagunji, Karnataka
Temples of Lord Ganesha * Shree Ganesh Mandir in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh
* Ganapathi Temple in Kottarakkara, Kerala
* Maha Ganapathi Temple in Ganapathivattam, Sulthan Batheri, Wayanad, Kerala
* Maha Ganapathi Temple in Pampa, Kerala
* Iswaramangalam Ganapathi Temple in Kerala
* Edappally Ganapathy temple in Kochi, Kerala
* Velam Ganapathi temple in Mayyil, Kannur, Kerala
* Suryakalady Maha Ganapathi Temple in Nattassery, Kottayam, Kerala
* Ganapathi Temple in Pazhavangadi, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala,
* Ganapathi Temple in Vazhappally Mahadevar Temple Complex,
Changanassery, Kerala
* Sree Vinayaka Mandir in Sarojini Nagar, New Delhi
* Sri Maha Ganapathi Temple, in Vedayapalem, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh
* Sri Kariya Siddi Ganapathy in Natham Village, Panchetty Post, Chennai
* Sharavu Mahaganapathy Temple in Mangalore, Karnataka
* Karunya Mahaganapathi Temple in Mayur Vihar, Delhi
* GDP Temples in Shimoga, Karnataka
* Velam Mahaganapathi Temple in Mayyil, Kerala
* Idagunji Devasthana Temple in Idagunji, Uttara Kannada district in Karnataka
* Ganapatipule Ganapati Temple in Ganapatipule, Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra
* Ranthambore Temple in Sawai MadhopurRajasthan
* Ganesh Tok Temple in Gangtok, Sikkim
* Tekadicha Ganapati Temple in Nagpur, Maharashtra
* Karpaka Vinayakar Temple in Pillayarpatti, Tamil Nadu,
* Chintaman Ganesh Temple in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh
* Chintamani Temple in Pune, Maharashtra
* Rockfort Ucchi Pillayar Temple in Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu
* Dodda Ganesha Temple in Basavanagudi, Karnataka
* Shri Sunder Vinayak in Pratishthanam, Karnataka
* Shri Vijaya Ganapati Temple in Ullagaram Tamil Nadu
* Ganapathi Temple in Malliyur, Kottayam, Kerala
* Sree MahaGanapathy Temple in Panniyali, Omalloor, Pathanamthitta, Kerala
* Madhur Mahaganapathi Temple in Kasaragod district, Kerala
* Pazhavangadi Mahaganapathi Temple in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

(Last Updated on : 02/09/2014)
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