Updated | March 23, 2017 23:28 IST
anpatipule Temple is a sacred place in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. This temple is located on the coast of the beautiful beach of Ganpatipule. Ganpatipule is famous for the Swayambhu Ganesh temple as well as for its beautiful beaches. According to the legend of Ganpatipule Temple, Lord Ganesha got angry by a comment and left his home and reached Pule and settled there. And because of this the city came to be known as Ganpatipule. While some people believe that Ganpatipule got this name from the white sand (Pule in Marathi) from which the idol of Lord Ganesh was made.
It is one of the most visited temples in Maharashtra. Therefore, devotees can visit this temple all year round. You can visit Ganpatipule at any time of the year. It has a cool and pleasant atmosphere throughout the year!
The Temple of Lord Ganesha has the self-manifesto (swayambhu) shrine of Lord Ganesh. This temple is unique because the idol of Ganpati faces west. The temple is supposed to be over 400 years old. The temple was under the protection of various rulers such as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Madhavrao Peshwe from time to time. It is one of the famous tourist attractions in the region of Konkan.
The inner chamber of the temple is called Garbha Gruha was built by Shivaji Maharaj and the Sabhamandap, was built by Madhavrao Peshwe. The temple is in front of the small hill and devotees can take a Pradakshina around the temple, which is also around the hill itself. You can feel the quiet and peaceful environment of the temple and its surroundings. You can get amazing panoramic views of Ganpatipule beach, Malgund, Kotawade, Tivari harbor and Varawade from the top of the hill.
Ganpatipule is also blessed with beautiful beaches. You can enjoy the beauty of these white beaches. Ganpatipule beach is another popular tourist attraction of the city because of its spectacular beauty. The Coast in front of the Ganpatipule temple has many coconut trees over its expanse. Ganpatipule was unknown until a few years ago, but now thousands of devotees visit this beautiful place.
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