Chintamani Ganesh Temple is said to be one of the most ancient temples of Ujjain, it is also one of the most visited places in Madhya Pradesh. Chintamani in Hindi means Lord Vishnu; it is the other name for Vishnu. So, the temple that has the idol of Lord Ganesha and Lord Vishnu together, is known as the Chintamani Temple.
The history of the Chintamani Ganesh Temple dates back to the ancient period when the people used to believe in the notion that the gods and he goddesses come alive on the earth for their purpose or to attend their follower's ardent prayers; from such a notion came the idea that the Lord Ganesh came into the earth and created the temple for himself in Ujjain is very popular. During SagarManthan, churning of the sea by the Gods and the Demons, Amrita or nectar came up from the ocean. One drop fell in Ujjain thereby making it sacred. Whosoever visits this place shall be filled with all the blessings of the Gods and Goddesses residing there.
ARCHITECTURAL STYLE:Indo Saracenic
DATE BUILT:11th - 12th Century
BUILT BY:Paramara Kings
05:00 to 19:00 (All days of the week)
HOW TO REACH
The Devi AhilyabaiHolkar Airport in Indore is the nearest airport to Ujjain, which is situated 55 Km away.
The city of Ujjain has Junction Railway Station which is an important railway station in Western railway zone. It is well connected to all major railway stations in India. Direct train services are available to Bhopal, Indore, Pune, Malwa, Delhi and many other cities.
Ujjain is well connected by state road transport public bus services. Regular bus services are available to visit the temple from Indore (55 Km), Gwalior (450 Km), Ahmedabad (400 Km) and Bhopal (183 Km) to Ujjain. Super-fast and Deluxe A/C buses are also available in these routes.
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Chintaman Ganesh Temple,
Road No 2 Teen Puliya, Nanda Nagar, Ujjain
Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India