Shri Saint Gajanan Maharaj’s devotees have constructed many Gajanan Maharaj Temples in different parts of India. A beautiful temple has also been constructed at Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj Temple at Indore is situated at Paliwal Nagar in Indore. Temple is about 15 minutes from centre of Indore.
About the Temple
"Sarv jan Hitaaye, sarv jan sukham" this sentence motivated the establishment Shri Sadguru Gajanan Maharaj Sevashram at Indore. In the year 1988 Mr. Paliwal donated the area of 13,000 square feet (1,200 m2), on the auspicious day of Basant panchami ritual ceremony of "Bhumi pujan" was done under the guidance of Shri Guru baba and in the presence of the Gajanan family. After "Bhumi pujan" two rooms were constructed. In one of the two rooms big photo of Shri Gajanan Maharaj was being placed and worshiped by devotees. In the year 1992 the Thursday 'Maha Prasad' started, around 13 devotess took the 'Maha prasad' on the first day. The 'Ashtkoti' is one among the 'asht siddhis' of Guru maharaj. The importance of 'Ashtkoti' is explained in the 'Garud Sanhita'. The 'Ashtkoti' temple is spread in 2,200 square feet (200 m2), and consist the pillars of marbles and granite.
It also possess the 21 ritual thought. In the year 1994 the establishment of this temple was finished. From the construction of temple till now the members of Gajanan family felt the presence and blessing of Shri Gajanan maharaj.
Legend and Stories
A Banyan tree in old Shegaon. Two youngsters noticed a peculiar personality strongly built. Fair in complexion. Young in age. Peculiar calmness and satisfaction on face. Searching rice particles on the patrawalies. And chanting Gan Gan Ganat Bote. No effect on face of scorching heat of summer noon time. That was the first appearance of Gajanan Maharaj in tiny Shegaon Town. The personality was so impressive that the two youngsters, Bankatlal and Damodar were attracted to the charm, And then began the legendary life; his legendary charisma. It is said that he was the Awatara of Samarth Ramdasa of Sajjangarh. Devotees used to offer him rich food, clothes, ornaments etc. But he used throw away all there. He used to lie anywhere, eat anything, wear any piece of cloth or nothing at all. He used to keep away from the worldly things. But though he tried to the people that he is in same, he has no literary knowledge, and so on. it is amply proved that – he was Bedshastree Sampnna, he was perfect in Yogashastra and that he had done Tapascharya, and he even knew the language (or psychology) of animals and birds. That’s why Mahan Yogies, learned people and famous personalities used to come to see him.
Those who came to see him with some purpose in mind always went home satisfied. It is sad (and said rightly) that there was always peace and satisfaction around his stature. His eyes could give proper direction to the erring. He was thoroughly a ‘faith heater’ a psychiatric in today’s language. That’s why he is worshipped in every house in Vidarbha, Maharashtra and nearly states. In Vidarbha without showing (giving) him Naivedhya nobody take one’s meal. Because of the immense good done to the devotees, He had become a legendary phenomenon. There are hundreds & Thousand of Temples in all the parts of Maharashtra as well as outside Maharashtra of his name. That’s why Shegaon of Shri Gajanan Maharaj is called “Bhu-Vaikenth”, “The Abode of Bhagwan Shri Vishnu on earth”.
How To Reach Shri Gajanan Maharaj Temple
The Nearest Airport is Ahilya Bai Holker International airport in Indore.
The Nearest railway station is Indore railway station.
The Nearest Bus stop is in Indore.
Shri Gajanan Maharaj Temple,
Manish Puri, Indore,
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Peace of mind
Daivi Hyesa Gunamayi Mama Maya Duratyaya Mameva Ye Prapadyante Mayametam Taranti Te
Meaning -According to this sloka, the heavenly maya of God is very complicated, but those who worship God will be able to overcome it.
Balam Balavatam Caham Kamaragavivarjitam Dharmaviruddho Bhutesu Kamo'smi Bharatarsabha
Meaning -According to this sloka, God is the isolated and aloof strength of the controlling and virtuous craving in men.
Ye Caiva Sattvika Bhava Rajasastamasasca Ye Matta Everti Tanviddhi Na Tvaham Tesu Temayi
Meaning -According to this sloka, though the only source of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obsessive and dark) elements is God, they are not present within the God or the deity.
Tribhirgunamayairbhavairebhih Sarvamidam Jagat Mohitam Nabhijanati Mamebhyah Paramavyayam
Meaning -According to this sloka, the entire world doesn't recognize the eternal God beyond them, because they are consumed by the elements of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obssessive and dark).
The temple will be open from Mon-Sun : 06:00 AM - 09:30 PM