History of the Khajrana Indore Madhya Pradesh

Khajrana Temple is one of the holiest places in Indore where devotees from all over the world come to pray for their prosperity. This temple is majorly dedicated to Lord Ganesha, but there are 33 small temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, Maa Durga, and others. There is a peepal tree in the complex, which is considered sacred and said to fulfill all your desires.

The temple was built in 1735 by Queen Ahilyabai Holkar of the Holkar dynasty. It is said that a pujari of the region, Pandit Mangal Bhatt had dreamed about the idol of Lord Ganesha. This idol was then excavated by Queen Ahilyabai Holkar and placed inside the temple. The place from where the idol was dug out is now a well, which is located next to the temple.

Devotees circles around the temple 3 times and tie a thread on the walls of the temple to please Lord Ganesha so that their wishes may come true. The pujaris conduct a puja every day which is attended by many people but the Wednesday puja is special as it is recognized as a day solely dedicated to Lord Ganesha. There is a special aarti and puja conducted on this day.

Khajrana Temple is considered to be one of the richest temples in India. The temple began as a simple hut, but over the years, with donations from many devotees, it was turned into a larger structure. Many devotees, on a regular basis, donate money and other precious gems to the temple. Some come to pray before they start a new venture and some after they have succeeded in their venture. The entrance, exterior wall, and roof of the temple are made of silver metal and the idol eyes are diamonds donated by an Indori businessman.

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