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Khajrana Ganesh temple, Indore

Khajrana Mandir Indore

Built in the year 1875, during the reign of Rani Ahilya Bai Holkar, Bada Ganpati is famous for housing the largest Ganapati statue in the world. From crown to foot the deity measures eight meters in length.

Made up of a weird mix of limestone, jaggery, bricks, mud from the stables of elephants and horses, besides holy soil and water from the major pilgrim places and the deity’s image generate a significant impact on the devotee. Deity’s frame is made of precious metals, and the deity looks amazingly wonderful.

The popular belief is that Bada Ganapati is the hinderer of all obstacles so devotees render highest regard to this idol.The gigantic statue of Ganapati is a fascinating attraction of this pilgrim center and large folks frequents here to have a darshan of this gorgeous deity.

An important pilgrimage center, Khajrana Ganesh temple in Indore is a devotees delight. This temple, which is built by Rani Ahilya Bai Holkar is a crowd puller in the locality. It is believed that all the wishes will be fulfilled after praying here. Large numbers of devotees gather here on Wednesdays and Sundays to offer their reverence and prayers.

The temple is taken over by the government. The temple is managed by the Bhatt family. It is believed that in order to safe guard the idol from Aurangzeb, the idol was hidden in a well and in 1735, it was taken out from the well and a temple was established in 1735 by Ahilyabai Holkar.