Chintamani Temple of Lord Ganesh, Ujjain

Chintamani Temple of Lord Ganesh, Ujjain

About the Temple

Chintamani Ganesh temple is one of the most visited temples of Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. Built across the Kshipra river, the temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesh, who is regarded as the Lord of prosperity as per the Hindu mythology. Here, the Lord Ganesh is known as 'Chintaharan' or Chintamani, which actually means remover of worries, anxiety and tensions. Also, 'Chintamani' is another name used for Lord Vishnu, who is considered as the protector of the Universe as per Hindu Mythology.

Temple Idol

Temple Idol

Temple History

Chintaman Ganesh Temple is an ancient shrine. The history of the temple dates back to 11th and 12th centuries. The temple was built by Parmar Kings. Chintamani Ganesha temple is constructed out of stone. Inside the temple, three ancient idols of lord Ganesha are seen in the sanctum. The biggest idol is of Shri Chintamani Ganesh. The second idol is named Shri Icchaman Ganesh and the third idol is called Shri Siddhi Vinayak. The main feature is that these idols are considered to be 'swayambhu' or self-manifested. Lord Ganesh is accompanied by his two wives, Riddhi, and Siddhi. The images of Riddhi-Siddhi are placed on the either side of Lord Ganesh. The temple also has an idol of Lord Vishnu in its premises. At Chintamani temple, Lord Ganesha and Lord Vishnu are worshipped together.

The temple is a unique masterpiece of architecture with its ancient origin. Chintamani Ganesh temple boasts of its artistically carved pillars. It is said that the idol was worshiped by Lord Ram, Laxman, and Goddess Sita.

Temple View

Temple View

Temple Legend

The history of the Chintamani temple dates back to the ancient period. It is believed that Lord Ganesh came to the earth and created the temple for himself in Ujjain.

Chintamani Ganesh temple houses three Idols of Lord Ganesh. This ancient temple has the idol which is one among the Shasht Vinayak (6 different idols of Lord Ganesh). It was established by Goddess Sita. According to the mythological references when Lord Ram entered into Mahakal forest with Goddess Sita and Laxman, Sita had laid down Shat Vinayak to make their journey free from the obstacle. Shri Chintamani Ganesh is one among those Shasht Vinayak. Shri Chintamani Ganesh is a very popular temple and it is the said that those who pray here with devotion are rewarded with the fulfilment of their desires.

Temple Mandap

Temple Mandap

Festivals, Puja, and Celebrations

A large number of devotees visits the temple on Wednesdays since it is considered as a ruling day for Lord Ganesh.

The temple is decorated during the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi.

How to reach

By Road: The temple is easily accessible by buses or taxis. Ujjain is well connected with all the major cities of Madhya Pradesh.

By Train: The nearest railway station is Ujjain Junction.

By Air: The nearest Airport is located at Indore which is 55 km away from the temple.

Tags: Temples

Recommended for you

Leave A ResponseLeave A Response
Shared ThoughtsShared Thoughts

Recommended for you

watch Videos

  • Mahasati Savitri -full Movie Hindi
  • Kabhi Ram Banke Kabhi Shyam Banke
  • Pt Sajan & Rajan Mishra - Classical singing
  • Anoushka Shankar - Indian Classical Raga
  • Dr. N. Rajam, Dr. Sangeeta Shankar—Violin, Raga Bhairavi Part 1
  • Rajendra Prasanna - Marwa- Indian Bamboo flute- Bansuri
  • Vardaraja - Sri M. S. Gopalakrishnan - (Violin) Indian Classical Instrumental
  • Sublime Moments | Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma | Hindustani Classical Audio Jukebox | Santoor
  • Learn to Sing Raga Yaman, Online Indian Classical Lesson by Nishant Akshar for Beginers
  • Indian Classical Music : Ravi Shankar, Alla Rakha and Yehudi Menuhin Trio
  • Indian Classical Music: Niladri Kumar explains a raag or raga
  • Ustad Alla Rakha And Ustad Zakir Hussain | Hindustani Classical Instrumental "Tabla" Audio Jukebox
  • Ravi Shankar Raga Parameshwari
  • Instrumental Classical Music | Santoor & Flute | Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma, Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia
  • Call of Krishna | Hindustani Classical Flute | Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia
  • Amazing Sarod by Ustad Amjad Ali Khan | Hindusthani Classical Music | Desh Raga
  • Immortal Sitar By Pandit Ravi Shankar | Hindustani Classical Instrumental
  • Raga : Desh | Hindustani Classical | Sitar | Pandit Ravi Shankar
  • Dr. N. Rajam and family - Three Generations at their Best - Raga Madhuvanti on violin
  • MERU Concert live - Hariprasad Chaurasia - Raga Kirwani on Bamboo Flute

testimonials