Ganesha Temple, Orissa

Ganesha Temple

Location: Located in Puri, Ganesha Temple is an important pilgrimage centre of Orissa in India.

Description: The temples of Puri are world famous for their marvelous architecture.  Ganesha Temple is one of them and also a highest revered site in India. The presiding deity of this temple is Sri Vinayaka. Sri Vinayaka is an incarnation of Lord Ganesha, who is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Hindu devotees come to visit this pilgrimage site from all over India. The magnificent temple dedicated to Ganesha reflects amazing architecture style. On a visit to this temple, visitors are rewarded with the sight of the exquisite art of about hundred year’s old structure. Lord Ganesha, also famed as Ganpati and Vinayaka, is a widely worshipped deity in Hindu culture. The representation of Ganesha in the temple shows wide variations and different patterns. It is believed that Ganesha used to eat a lot of sweets. That is why, devotees offer sweets such as modak and small sweet balls to Lord Ganesha in the temple.

Activities: During Hindu festival Ganesha Chaturdashi, the temple is beautifully decorated and huge celebrations take place in the temple. Besides this, you may also visit the nearby attraction, Kapalamochana Temple, a small shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. Manikarnika, a popular holy well is also located here.

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