Budha Ganesha Temple or the temple of Ganesha in his old age form is found near the Dasashwamedh Ghat of Baitarani River in Jajpur. It is very near to Yajna Varaha Temple. The temple is built in an impoverished Kalingan order. Total temple is constructed using Khanolite stone and recent lime plaster is done to protect the sculpture. Various loose sculpture of Vishnu, Mahishamardini along with Jain Tirthankara Shantinath is also found. On the basis of the entire temple can be said that it was built during 11th century AD. The temple also consists of Rekha, Pidha structure like other temples of Sonepur and Bhubaneswar. Ganesh Chaturthi is the most popular festival here.
How to Reach
There are no regular flights from other major cities of the country to Jajpur. Nearest airport is Bhubaneswar Airport. Jajpur is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular trains. Instead of Jajpur you can a get a bus to Chandikhol on regular basis.
Budha Ganesha Temple,
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.
The temple is open from 9:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m