Ganpatipule temple is a holy place located in Ratnagiri District of Maharashtra. This temple is located on the coast of beautiful Ganpatipule beach. Ganpatipule is famous for this Swayambhu Ganesh Temple as well as for its beautiful beaches. According to Ganpatipule temple history, Lord Ganesha (Ganpati) was annoyed by a remark and left his home then reached to Pule. So the town got its name 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 crafted.
About The Temple
Ganpatipule temple history tells that an inner chamber of temple called Garbha Gruha is constructed by Shivaji Maharaj and the Sabhamandap which is built by Madhavrao Peshwe. Temple is situated in front of the small hill. Devotees take a pradakshina around the temple which is also around the hill itself. You can feel the serene & calm environment of the temple as well as its surrounding. One can get amazing panoramic images of Ganpatipule beach, Malgund, Kotawade, Tivari port and Varawade from a top of the hill.
Legend and Stories
Temple of Lord Ganesha has the self-manifest (swayambhu) shrine of Lord Ganesh. This temple is unique because the idol of Ganpati faces in the west direction.
There are many hotels and beach resorts in Ganpatipule. Furthermore, MTDC resort is also available in Ganpatipule.
How to Reach Ratnagiri
Ratnagiri Airport, Mumbai Airport and Kolhapur Airport (144 kms) are closest airports to reach Ganpatipule. Sindhudurg station (on Konkan railway) is the convenient railway station to reach Ganpatipule temple. ST or Tourist buses regularly ply to Ganpatipule from almost all major cities in Maharashtra Mumbai to Ganpatipule distance is 331 kms (via NH-66) while Pune to Ganpatipule distance is 300 kms (via NH-66).
Ganpati Pule Temple,
Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, Pincode- 415615 .
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 6AM to 9PM.