The Binkhambi Ganesh Mandir is dedicated to Lord Ganesha with a very unique feature. The temple has been constructed without the use of even a single pillar. This is the main reason why the temple attracts not only the devotees, but also architecture students, who come to see it for study purposes.
The nearest airport to Binkhambi Ganesh Temple is Kolhapur Airport. Kolhapur rail station (Chatrapati Shahu Maharaj) is connected by a good rail network to other cities like Mumbai, Bengaluru, Pune, Tirupati and Satara. One can take a bus, auto rickshaw or hire a cab to reach the city centre. Kolhapur lies on NH4, which connects Mumbai to Bangalore. One can get direct buses to Kolhapur from Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Belgaon, Mangalore and Hubli.
Binkhambi Ganesh Mandir,
Sawarkar Marg, Magdum Colony, C Ward,
India, Pincode – 416 002.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Auspicious beginnings of work
- Removal of obstacles
- Renewal of energy
- Agricultural productivity
Vakratunda Mahakaaya Suryakoti Samaprabha Nirvighnam Kuru Mey Deva Sarva Kaaryeshu Sarvada
Meaning -I pray to thee O Lord, who has a curved trunk and a strong body, the shine of a million suns, to remove all the hurdles that may block me from all the tasks I intend to perform.
Agajaanana Padmaarkam Gajaananam Aharnisham Anekadantham Bhaktaanaam Ekadantam Upaasmahey
Meaning -The sun to Mother Parvati's lotus face, I worship Lord Ganesh, with the elephant face, the one who grants a lot of wishes, the one with the single tusk, I salute thee to grant my wish.
Gajaananam Bhoota Ganaadhi Sevitam Kapitta Jamboophaala Saara Bhakshitam Umaasutam Shoka Vinaasha Kaaranam Namaami Vighneswara Paada Pankajam
Meaning -Oh elephant-faced Lord, who is served by all the Ganas, who consumes the essence of Kapitta and Jamboophala, His favourite fruits, who is Uma's son, who destroys the gloom of His devotees, who handles hurdles, we worship your lotus feet.
Tatpurushaaya Vidmahe Vakratundaaya Dheemahe Tanno Danthihi Prachodayaat
Meaning -We meditate on the great power, we call upon the single tusked Ganesh, who grants wishes.
Morning 6 AM to Evening 9 PM.