Bada Ganesh Mandir
#10 of 19 Places to Visit in Ujjain
Distance (From Ujjain Junction): 2.5 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins
Place Location: Near Mahakaleshwar Temple
Transportation Options: Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 2.5 km from Ujjain Junction, Bada Ganesh Mandir is a sacred Hindu shrine located in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. Situated near the Mahakaleshwar Temple, it is one of the sacred temples to visit as part of the Ujjain temple darshan.
The city of Ujjain is often called the city of the temple as it is home to many temples, and religious sites. Sri Bade Ganesh Ji Ka Mandir is one of the most popular religious places in Ujjain. The most iconic thing about the temple is the massive artistic sculpture of Ganesha - the Lord of wisdom and prosperity - that adorns its premises. It is said that this Ganesh idol was established by Maharishi Guru Maharaj Siddhant Vagesh Pt. Narayan Ji Vyas.
The Ganesh idol at the Bade Ganesh Ji ka Mandir is about 18 feet high and 10 feet wide and the trunk of Lord Ganesh in this statue is clockwise. There are a trident and swastika on the head of the statue. A Ladoo is pressed into the trunk rotating to the right. Lord Ganesh has huge ears, a garland around the neck. There is also a beautiful statue of Panchmukhi Hanuman in the center of the temple and is said that this idol was established even before the establishment of Bade Ganesh.
This deity is considered auspicious by the local people and thousands of devotees coming from far-off places to get a glimpse of Lord Ganesh as it is believed that the wish made in front of this deity is fulfilled in no time. In the premises of the temple, devotees can learn Sanskrit and astrology, which have been arranged by the temple authorities.
Timings: 5 AM - 12 PM & 4 PM - 8 PM