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This Ganesha idol is made of natural stone shaped like an elephant

This temple has a special significance because the main idol of Lord Ganesha is made of 12-feet natural stone shaped like an elephant.

This Ganesha idol is made of natural stone shaped like an elephant
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Mumbai: Lord Ganesha often referred to as Vinayaka or Vighneshwara is the first recipient of our offerings during a Puja ceremony. Hailed by his devotees as the remover of obstacles, Ganesha, is the son of Uma (Parvati) and Lord Shiva. A number of temples across India are dedicated to him. One such temple is that of the Anegudde Sri Vinayaka Devasthana in Karnataka.

This temple has a special significance because the main idol of Lord Ganesha is believed to be made of 12-feet natural stone shaped like an elephant. The idol with a Swarna Mukha (golden face) and silver Kavacha attracts devotees from across the globe.

The tilaka of the lord is made of sandalwood paste.

Devotees can offer coconut, flowers and bananas to the deity. The temple priest performs a puja every time devotees present their offerings and the same are returned to them after the rituals are completed.

Located in Kumbashi in the Udupi district, the Anegudde temple can be reached easily by road. The nearest railway station is Kundapura on the Mumbai-Konkan railway route.

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