A prominent temple of Lord Ganesha, the Bada Ganesha Mandir invites devotees from far and wide. Built across the Kshipra river, the temple is said to be dating back to the 12th century. Legend states that the humongous idol of Lord Ganesha in the sanctum is swayambhu (self-manifested). It is flanked by the lord's consorts, Riddhi and Siddhi, on either side. It is said that this self-manifested idol of Lord Ganesha contains elements from the pilgrimage sites of Kashi, Ayodhya, Avantika and Mathura, along with traces of gold and silver.


The temple architecture is a grand sight and one would be left staring in awe at the pristine white structure, with turrets at its entrance and fine-carvings on the stone pillars inside. A bronze idol of five-faced (panchmukh) Lord Hanuman adorns the heart of the temple complex, along with a statue of Lord Krishna in the arms of mother Yashoda. Visitors can also take Sanskrit and astrology classes at the temple.

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