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Trinetra Ganesh Temple

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The Trinetra Ganesh Temple is situated inside the Ranthambore Fort, and is famous as one of the oldest temples in Rajasthan. It is the only temple in the entire world which houses the entire family of Lord Ganesha while his statue consists of three eyes.

History of Trinetra Ganesh Temple

This famous temple traces its history back to 1299, when a war was being fought between King Hameer & Ala-ud-din Khilji inside Ranthambore Fort. King Hameer was an ardent devotee of Lord Ganesha, and never forgot to offer his prayers to Lord Ganesha even during the battle.

One day, Lord Ganesha appeared in King Hameer’s dreams, and told him that he would be free of all troubles that faced him by the morning. In the morning, surprisingly, a symbol of Lord Ganesh appeared on one of the walls of the fort. What was even more surprising was that the war ended all of a sudden on its own.

The boy was so determined to accomplish the task of protection that he didn’t even allow his father Lord Shiva to enter the premises. On the other hand, Shiva didn’t recognize the boy as his son and in rage he decapitated the boy and entered the premises. As a result, Devi Parvati demanded the life of her son back as she was in inconsolable grief.

To relieve her out of this situation Lord Shiva ordered his people to get one head of any living thing but they didn’t find any head of a human body and came back with an elephant head. He mounted the head of an elephant on the body of the boy and resurrected him. Lord Shiva also gave him a boon that he will be worshiped first out of all the deities. The boy today is worshiped as Lord Ganesha all across the globe.

King Hammer was a great devotee to God Ganesh. One night when he was sleeping, Lord Ganesh came in his dream and said that all the lacking and problems would be over by tomorrow morning. Next morning, an idol of Lord Ganesh with three eyes (Trinetra) was stamped from one of the walls of the fort. Also, a miracle took place and the war got over while the godowns got filled again. In 1300 AD, King Hammer built a temple of Lord Ganesh. He placed the idol of Lord Ganesh, Riddhi Siddhi (his wife) and two sons (Shub Labh) along with the idol of mushak (mouse, his vehicle).

Aarti Timings

  • Prabhat Aarti (early morning aarti)- Sunrise
  • Sringar Aarti – 9 AM
  • Bhog – 12 Noon
  • Sandhya Aarti – Sunset (6:30 in Summer, 5:45 in Winter)
  • Shayan Aarti – 8 PM

How to Reach Trinetra Ganesh Temple?

  • By Air – Sanganer Airport in Jaipur is the nearest airport to reach Trinetra Ganesh Temple. By hiring a private taxi or car you can easily reach Trinetra Ganesh Temple from the airport. It is only 180km away.
  • By Road- There is a good facility of State operated buses which makes the journey to Trinetra Ganesh Temple possible. You will get buses from Jaipur, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jodhpur and Ajmer.
  • By Train- Sawai Madhopur is the nearest railway station to reach Trinetra Ganesh Temple. From the station, hire any taxi or cab. It is only 10 km away from Ranthambore Fort.

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