The Bada Ganapati is a worthwhile site at Indore. It consists of a huge statue of Lord Ganesh, perhaps the largest in the world, which is approximately 25 feet tall and the color of the statue is Bright Orange.
It was built in the year 1875. According to the mythology, one of the residents of the city of Avantika or Ujjain (Shri Dadhich)dreamt of Lord Ganesh in his sleep. So, he rose up on the next day and prepared for the enormous statue of Lord Ganesha, so that the Lord blesses him. Bada in Hindi means large, so the temple is known as Bada Ganapati Temple, since it encloses the large statue of Lord Ganapati Bappa.
The idol has a most interesting configuration of ingredients: bricks, lime stone, masala made of Gud, methi dana, soil collected from seven moksha puris: Ayodhya, Mathura, Maya, Kashi, Kanchi, Avantika, and Dwaraka, mud from stables of horse, elephant and cow, the powder of Pancharatna : heera, panna, moti, manek and pukhraj (diamond, emerald, pearl, ruby and topaz) and the holy water from all major places of pilgrimage. The metalic frame is of gold, silver, copper, brass and iron
From Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport, Indore Bada Ganapati temple is around 4.3 Km. Taxis, auto city buses are available from here.
From Indore Junction it is 3.9 Km. Direct city buses are available from here. Autos and taxis are also easy available for temple.
From Sarwate Bus Stand it is 4.4 Km and 850m from Gangwal Bus Stand. City buses autos and taxis are available for here to the temple.
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