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Chintaman Ganesh Mandir – Chintaman Ganesh Temple in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh

Chintaman Ganesh Mandir is a very popular temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. Here some important facts about Chintaman Ganesh Temple:

Chintaman Ganesh Temple in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh

‘Chintaman’ literally means ‘remover of worries’.

The Ganesh murti worshipped in the temple was consecrated by Lord Ram during his exile period as mentioned in the Ramayana.

Three forms of Ganesha is worshipped in the temple. They are:

  1. Chintaman Ganesh
  2. Icchaman Ganesh and
  3. Siddhi Vinayak
Riddhi and Siddhi, the wives of Lord Ganesha, are enshrined on both side of the Chintaman Ganesh.

The artistically carved pillars in the assembly hall of the temple belong the Paramara period (9th – 14th century AD).

Couples come here to seek the blessings of Chintaman Ganesh before or after their marriage.

The temple also has a murti of Lord Vishnu in the complex.

Temple timings
6:30 AM to 10:30 PM

Banganga Water Tank in Chintaman Ganesh Temple in Ujjain

Bangana water tank is a sacred water body in the premises of Chintaman Ganesha Temple in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. The water tank is associated with Ramayana.

Legend has it that Lord Ram, Mata Sita, Lakshman and Hanuman rested here when they were returning from Lanka to Ayodhya after annihilating demon Ravana and his army.

To quench their taste, Lakshman dug out water using his arrow. It is said that Ganga River appeared to quench the taste of Ram Parivar.

This is the reason why the water tank is known as Banganga.