Ranthambore Ganesh Festival at Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan
Ranthambore is not only famous for the national park, but also the oldest temple "Trinetra Ganesh" among the Hindu followers in Ranthambore is equally known. Every month thousands of pilgrims come to Ranthambore to receive blessings from Lord Ganesha. Trinetra Ganesh temple is the oldest and unique temple in Ranthambore because in it there is a whole family of Lord Ganesha, which is not found anywhere in the world.
The three-day fair of Ranthambore Ganesh in Sawai Madhopur will begin on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. On Thursday, the main fair at Ranthambore will be held on Ganesh Chaturthi. Ganesh Chaturthi is considered one of the most glorious Hindu festivals in Ranthambore. This festival is celebrated for the honor of the birth of the elephant God, Lord Ganesha. Lord Ganesha is the son of Shiva and Parvati, so it is considered supreme God of wisdom, happiness and prosperity. Lord Ganesha's worship is done to overcome obstacles and bring good luck. This festival is also known in India as "Vinayak Chaturthi".
This ancient Ganesh temple of Ranthambore is situated in the famous Ranthambore Fort of Sawai Madhopur district. It is about 12 km from the railway station of Sawai Madhopur.When we reveal the history of the Ganesh temple in Ranthambore. It comes out in the form of an interesting story.
In the year 1299, there was a war between King Hammir and Ala-ud-Din-Khilji. This battle lasted for long in Ranthambore and as a result the food storage and other necessities of storage were finished. King Hamir was a strong believer and devotee of Lord Ganesha. He dreamed in which Lord Ganesh assured him about the elimination of war and troubles the next morning. Surprisingly, the next morning, the symbol of the Lord Ganesha with three eyes, miraculously appeared on the wall of the Ranthambore fort. In addition, the war was over. Bhadra is known as Ganesh Chaturthi on Chaturthi Tithi of Hindu month. Every year there is a big fair of Lord Ganesha held in Ranthambore, where millions of followers and believers are worshiped and every year about 3-4 lakh devotees gather in "Ganesh Mela" in Ranthambore, which last for 3 days.
Ranthambore National Park is one of the best tourist destinations to visit in India. This most popular national park in northern India is in Sawai Madhopur district of the state. This is one of the best destinations for wildlife tourism in Rajasthan. Ranthambore is just 180 km from Jaipur, which is also the nearest airport. Tigers can be easily seen in Ranthambore National Park spread over an area of 392 sq km, Ranthambore is known for the largest population of tigers in the country.