Khajrana Ganesh Mandir
#6 of 32 Places to Visit in Indore
Distance (From Indore Junction): 5 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
Place Location: In The Khajrana Locality
Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 5 km from Indore Junction, Khajrana Ganesh temple is a revered Hindu shrine located in the Khajrana locality of Indore, Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the famous temples in Indore, and among the must-visit places during your Indore Trip.
Khajrana Ganesh Temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesh. This temple was built in 1735 by the Maratha queen Ahilyabai Holkar, who retrieved the idol of god Ganesha from a well where it had been hidden, to keep it safe from the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. This is one of the most visited temples in the city because of its history and religious beliefs attached to it. According to several religious beliefs, it is said that whoever comes here and wishes for something, the wish gets fulfilled within a short period.
The temple has since grown from being housed in a small hut to a big temple with large inner and outer sanctums. The main idol of Lord Ganesh is composed of bricks, jaggery, limestone, mud, soil, and water. The gate, the outer and upper walls of the Garbhagriha are made of Silver and different moods and festivals are depicted on it. The eyes of the deity are made of diamonds that were donated by a businessman of Indore. There are also other shrines dedicated to different gods of the Hindu religion including Shanidev, Sai Baba, Bherav baba mandir, and Bholenath. Currently, the temple is under the control of the DM of Indore.
The temple is equally famous in India abroad. The temple regularly receives money, gold, diamonds, and other precious jewels in the form of donations. The nearby dargah of Nahar Sayed further adds to the religious aura of this tourist destination. The main festival of this temple is Vinayak Chaturthi which is celebrated grandly every year in August/September.
Timings: 5 AM - 12 PM & 4 PM - 8 PM