Devoted to the goddess of food, Annapurna Temple is known for its resemblance to the famous Madurai’s Meenakshi Temple. Being one of the architectural marvels of the city, the temple is visited by the devotees and general tourists alike. The temple features an ornamented gate that is embraced by four full sized elephants. The temple is known for its intricate carvings and architectural brilliance which is established by the every stone in the temple. With all this and more, Annapurna Temple is going to be a sure shot treat for you.
With an eight metres of height from crown to foot, Bada Ganpati houses the biggest Ganpati idol in the world. The idol is made of limestone, mud from the stables of elephants and horses, jaggery, bricks along with holy soil and water from the major pilgrim places in the country with a framework that is made of precious metals. It is believed that whoever visits the deity, all their obstacles and worries are taken away by the Lord which makes a much frequented site for devotees from all over the country in large numbers. Wouldn’t you want to visit the Lord at Bada Ganpati and see if your obstacles get away?
Khajrana Ganesha Temple
Khajrana Ganesha Temple is one of the most visited temples in the city because of its history and religious beliefs attached to it. The locals especially have a lot of faith in the temple and the blessings that they get from here; which in a way makes it a priority in any traveller’s list. It is believed that the temple was originally built by Ahilya Bai Holkar and was later subjected to some finishing touches by different historic personalities. According to several religious beliefs, it is said that whoever comes here and wishes for something, the wish gets fulfilled within a short span of time. That is the reason that you might see people praying at Khajrana Ganesha Temple for getting a baby or some work related problems. To add to the religious aura of the place, there is also a dargah nearby. This is dedicated to Nahar Sayed who is believed to be buried headless here. For Muslims, this place holds great religious importance and is frequented by a dozen of people every day.
Kanch Mandir is a Jain Temple that is popular for its exquisite glass paintings along with different coloured glass pieces embedded in every nook and corner of the temple. The temple providing the visitors with a spectacle which is not only intriguing to many but also shows what creativity was all about in the times of the Holkar Dynasty. The paintings at the Kanch Mandir showcases different aspects of Jainism. The best time to be at this temple is during the sunrise when the rays of the sun creates a mind blowing effect on the glass and leaves the visitor with a view that you wouldn’t forget for a long time.