Sri Maha Ganapathy Temple is situated right in the Sultan Batheri town of Wayanad district. Sultan Batheri is located on the Kozhikode Mysore route and it is a border town. In olden days Sultan Batheri (also known as ‘Batheri’) is known as Ganapathyvattom.
About The Deity
Lord Ganapthay is the essential divinity. The symbol made of sila is in the sitting stance with Grandha (Book), Khadgam (Sword), and Modakam (a sweet thing). Ruler Ayyappa, Lord Kirathamoorthy, Goddess Durga, Lord Naga are alternate gods. Committed to Lord Ganesha, Bathery Mahaganapathy Temple has the fundamental divinity confronting the east. Four poojas are played out each day. Aside from the principle divinity of Lord Ganesha, this temple likewise houses icons of Lord Shiva, Naga or serpent, Lord Ayyappa and Goddess Bhagavathi.
Legend and Stories
The temple is believed to have constructed in 12th Century and considered as an important shrine of worship. Tipu Sultan invaded the Malabar region in 1766 and the Maha Ganapathy temple was destroyed completely. He built a fort at Ganapathyvattom and renamed the place as Sultan Batheri. In 1975 the temple was renovated and the idol of Lord Ganapathy was re-consecrated.
Yearly celebration is held from fifteenth of Makaram. Vinayaka Chadurthi is commended each year. Puna-Prathishta Dinam (Re-sanctification day) is additionally observed on twelfth Medam. Sreekrishna Jayanthi, Vijayadashami are alternate celebrations, which falls amid the period January-February, Bathery Mahaganapathy Temple composes a celebration for eight days visited to by endless devotees. The celebration is prominent all around and highlights diverse social occasions, for example, Ottanthullal (a performing workmanship in Kerala) and Chakyar Koothu (a performing craftsmanship which resembles refined monolog). On the third and fourth days of the celebration, Kalamezhuthu Pattu (ceremonial craftsmanship performed in temples to revere and appease Gods like Ayyappa, Bhadrakali and Vettakkorumakan) is performed by the general population of the nearby tribe. The fantastic finale of the celebration on the last day will witness a parade of finished elephants when the symbol of Lord Ganesha will be taken around the town.
How To Reach Sulthan Bathery
Calicut International Airport at Karipur is the nearest airport, 120 km. Kozhikode Railway Station (97 km) is the nearest railway station to reach Sulthan Bathery. Sulthan Bathery KSRTC Bus Station operates buses services which connect the place with Kannur, Palakkad, Ernakulam, Bangalore, Mysore, and Ooty.
Ganapathivattam Ganapathi Temple,
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To get sufficient rains
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 05:00 AM to 2:30 PM and from 05:00 PM to 08:30.