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Tekdi Mandir Nagpur – Tekdi Ganpati Temple in Nagpur in Maharashtra

Dedicated to Hindu God Ganesha, Tekdi Mandir in Nagpur is a very popular shrine in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra . The Tekdi Ganpati Temple is located atop a hill and is near Nagpur Railway Station. Meaning of the term Tekdi in Marathis is ‘a hill.’ The temple is more 250 years old and was constructed by the Bhonsle Kings. Tekdi Mandir is famous for a monolithic red color swayambhu murti (that which appeared on its own) of Ganpati. The murti is adorned with a mukt or crown. The temple also has murtis of Goddess Lakshmi, Hanuman, Kal Bhairav, Radha Krishna and Mahadev Shiva. The small temple attracts thousands of devotees daily. The numbers increase manifold during Ganesh Chaturthi, Ganesh Jayanti, Tuesdays and during Angarak Sankashti Chaturthi days.

Nimishambha Temple in Ganjam near Sriranapatna in Mandya District in Karnataka

Nimishambha Temple is located on the banks of Cauvery River at Ganjam Village in Mandya District in Karnataka. The temple is around 2.5 km from Srirangapatna. This a Shivapanchayathan Temple. It has murtis dedicated to – Sri Nimishambhadevi with Sreechakra, Sri Moukthikeshwara Swamy, Sri Lakshminarayana Swamy, Hanuman, Surya and Ganapati. Raja Wodeyar of Mysore constructed the temple during the latter half of the 16th century. The temple is around 19 km from Mysore city and around 128 km from Bangalore. Story of Nimishambha Temple Sri Nimishambha Devi is Goddess Parvati. Legend has it that once Shiva decided to conduct a yajna for the welfare of the living beings in the universe. Shiva took the form of Sri Moukthikeshwara Swamy to conduct the yajna. He was also known as Mukthaka Rishi. Demons Janu and Sumandala were against the yajna as they thought it would destroy their rule on earth. The demons send armies after armies to destroy the yajna but Shiva defeated th