निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्व-कार्येशु सर्वदा॥
Shree Vakratunda Mahakaya Suryakoti Samaprabha
Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva-Kaaryeshu Sarvada॥
India, nick named Bharat is the abode of Gods and Goddesses. The deity of positivism, purity, and holiness subsist in these temples. Let us discuss some of the Oldest Ganesh Temple In India who is the torch bearer of peace, tranquility, and wisdom.
Glimpses of Oldest Ganesh Temple In India
Lord Ganesha, nick named and popularly known as Ganapati or Vinayaka is the deity of wealth, repute, and holiness.
Description of Ganesha can be found in our ancient scriptures like Ganesha Purana, Mudgala Purana, Brahma Purana etc.
In our modern society mention and worship of Ganesha can be traced back to 4th and 5th century AD during the Gupta period.
Lord Ganesha is referred to the notion of personifying the primal sound “Ohm” which is also spelled as “Om”.
In our daily life much so in a Hindu society, any religious ceremony or new beginning starts with the worship of Lord Ganesha. In the following paras, I am going to deliberate upon the Oldest Ganesh Temple in India.
Trinetra Ganesha of Ranthambore Fort, Rajasthan
In the series of finding the Oldest Ganesh Temple in India, one may come across the famous “Pratham Ganesha” idol installed Ranthambore fort of Rajasthan.
The temple situated in the fort houses Trinetra Ganesha who is said to be the ‘Pratham Ganesha’ in Hindu religion. The idol dates back in the history 6500 years old.
As per the rituals of marriage ceremonies, whenever in a family a wedding is planned and solemnized, the first invitation, is usually sent to Lord Ganesha. As per the legend, during the marriage ceremony of Krishna and Rukmini, the first wedding invitation was sent to this oldest temple of ‘Trinetra Ganesha’.
Madhur Maha Ganapathi Temple, Kerala
Another Oldest Ganesh Temple in India which has got history from the 10th century is located on the banks of Madhuvahini river of Kasaragod in Kerala.
The temple is famously known as Madhur Maha Ganapathi Temple. The temple is built in a dome shaped architecture which in itself is an ancient standing and is bestowed with floras and fauna in its surroundings which have got lots of medicinal properties.
Another peculiarity which is witnessed at the compound of Oldest Ganesh Temple in India is the presence of a well, whose water is of divine taste and surprisingly does not harbor any aquatic animal like frogs or fish in it.
The Madhur temple is said to be built by the Mypadi rulers of kumbaya which is situated in the state of Kerala.
Ganapatipule of Ratnagiri, Maharastra
In the scenic beauty of nature amidst sand dunes of pristine beaches on the Konkan coast of Maharastra stand yet another Oldest Ganesh Temple in India, the temple of Swayambhu Ganapati.
The Ganesh idol is said to be self-originated and not man made. The idol is divinely named as Ganapatipule which came into the notice of the tribal natives of the area some 400 years ago.
The temple has its importance as an ancient Oldest Ganesh Temple in India. The temple has been renovated several times since its exploration and presently has got a modern outlook to the convenience of its devotees.
वर्वर्द सर्वजन्म में वषमान्य नमः॥
Varvarda Sarvajanma Mein Vashamanya Namah॥