Miraculous power of letters sent to Lord Ganesha
At Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan is a Ganesha temple, which is not just known for witnessing huge donations in name of God, but receiving countless letters from devotees.
Ganpati Bappa Morya
In Hinduism, it is believed that worshiping to Lord Ganesha brings in good fortune and is considered a mandatory ritual before any auspicious or religious start.
First invitation for auspicious start
It is also a religious custom to send an invite to Lord Ganesha first, for each and every auspicious occasion, but at this temple not only he receives invites, but also letters in his name.
Temple priest's morning ritual
According to priests at this Ranthambore temple, it is a sight to piles of letters offered at the feet of Lord Ganesha; from petitions, invites, thanksgiving letters to requests and legal applications, he receives them all.
Ganesha Temple, Ranthambore
What’s even more interesting is that every morning, priests set out a time when they read out all the letters to him and place them at his feet.
Letters to Lord Ganesha
It is believed that once these letters are read to him, the prayers directly reach him and their wishes and requests come true.
The Lord Ganesha temple at Ranthambore is also known for its unique identity, three eyes. Hence, it is named Trinetra temple.
Battlle of Hameer and Khilji
There is an interesting tale behind the famous Trinetra temple. The story goes on like this… Once King Hammeer and Alauddin Khilji, were ensued in a battle.
The battle continued for several years and the weapons, soldiers and ration, on both ends were coming to an end.
One late night, a worried King Hammer prayed to Lord Ganesha for his kingdom’s success. Later that night, in his dream, he saw Lord Ganesha assuring him that the next morning would bring good luck to him.
Ganesha murti embosed
Next morning, something unexpected happened; a three eye Ganesha idol embossed from one of King Hammer’s fort walls. Soon after it appeared, King Hammer emerged victorious.
Worshiping lord Ganesha
The King then ordered his men to build a temple of Lord Ganesha here in Ranthambore. This is the only Ganesha temple, where all his family members are also worshipped along with him.
The temple has the idols of Riddhi and Siddhi, who are Ganesha’s wives, Shub and Labhare (Idols of his two sons) and also his beloved ‘mushak’.
Situated within the walls of magnificent fort of Ranthambore, The Trinetra temple is just 12 kms from Sawai Madhopur.