Lord Ganesha

Temple History

The Trinetra Ganesha Temple is the famous and oldest temple of Lord Ganesha in Rajasthan that comprises of his whole family all together at one place. The temple is about 12 kms from Sawai Madhopur and is well established in Ranthambhore fort.

History Behind Temple:
According to the history behind this temple, it is said that in 1299 AD, a war took place between King Hammeer and Alauddin Khilji at the Ranthambore fortification. During the war time, they filled there godowns with foods and other necessary things in Ranthambhore Fort, where the King dwells. As the war lasted for many years, the stored things in godowns were getting over. 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 day morning, an idol of Lord Ganesh with three eyes (Trinetra) 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)

The Trinetra Ganesha's legend is related to the era of Ramayana and Dwapar yuga also as it is said that Lord Rama prayed to Trinetra Ganesha before going to Lanka. Also when Lord Krishna got married
to Rukmani he forgot to invite Lord Ganesha and as a result the rats dug the surroundings of Lord Krishna's chariot due to which it couldn't move. Lord Krishna then realized his mistake and pacified Lord Ganesha at this place. It is also said that Emperor Vikramaditya used to visit this temple on every wednesday.


Additional Information

When we say “Pratham Ganesha” in Hindu religion, it is believed to be the Trinetra Ganesha of Ranthambhore as this is believed to be the first Ganesha temple in the world.

People send invitations to Trinetra Ganesha before any auspicious ceremonies and functions in their life. Some also write letters and post to this temple for making wishes.

From Jaipur airport the Ranthambore Ganesh Temple is 146 KM. It is 13 KM from Sawai Madhopur Jn and 17 KM from Sawai Madhopur bus stand.

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  • Contact Person: Sanjay Dadhich
  • Contact Number: +91 7462 220 655