Ganesh Tekdi

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Tekdi Ganapati Temple, dedicated to Lord Ganesh is one among the famous and ancient temple in Nagpur which is believed to be 250 years old. The temple is situated at the city center, adjacently opposite to the Nagpur railway station. In Marati the word 'Tekdi' means hill and the temple derives its name as it has been constructed on a hill. Earlier the temple was an ordinary tin shade built on a small platform. The construction of the new Ganapati temple was started in 1978 and was completed in the year 1984.

The idol of the temple, which is about four feet tall is believed to be swayambhu (self-existent). It is said that originally the idol was very small in shape, but gradually it grew bigger and bigger, increasing in size. The idol is is beautifully adorned with several golden and silver ornaments at the forehead. Among the ornaments, there is a particular piece namely Mukut (crown) which is exhibited only on the occasion of Chaturthi and Ekadashi.

Numerous devotees visited the temple every day, especially on festive occasions and religious ceremonies. Every year in the Paush month on the Sankashti Chaturthi day a grand yatra called as Tekdi Ganapati Yatra is held. The specialty of the temple is the Aarti ceremony, which is performed four times daily (6.30 am, 12.30 pm,, 11.30 pm) and Modaka is distributed after the Aartis as a divine gift. Tekdi Ganapati Temple, managed by the temple trustees, is opens from 6.00 am. 

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