Khajrana (Ganesh Temple), Madhya Pradesh

Khajrana (Ganesh Temple)

Location: A devotee’s delight, Khajrana (Ganesh Temple) is an important religious center that is located in Indore. Built under the reign of Rani Ahalya Bhai Holkar, this temple is visited by a large number of devotees all around the year.

Description: Historians believe that to protect the lord’s idol from the Mughal ruler, Aurangzeb, it was hidden into a well. Later on, in the year 1735, the idol was taken out and a temple was constructed at that place by the Holkar dynasty’s ruler. Locals have great faith in this Ganesh temple and it is also believed that a person’s wishes get fulfilled after praying here.

Tourists can also visit the Nahar Sayed Dargah that lies in the vicinity of the temple. It is believed by the Muslim community that headless body of Nahar Sayed was buried at this place. Therefore this place is of religious importance for the Muslims.

Activities: The temple complex is a house to various other Hindu deities. During the Vinayaka Chaturthi, which is regarded as one of the most popular Hindu festivals, huge celebrations take place here. Tourists as well as local residents can become a part of the grand celebrations. Therefore while on a trip to Indore, visit this temple to seek Lord Ganesha’s blessings.

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