Lord Ganesha is the superior to all the Hindu gods and known as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. Ganesh Chaturthi also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi is celebrated across all over India mainly in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Goa, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh.
There are many famous temples of Lord Ganehsa across the Indain states, some of the most famous are Siddhivinayak, Ashtavinayaka, Vighnantak Vinayak,Pazhavangadi Ganesha and Kurumbithar Vinayak.
The Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir is the most famous temple of Lord Shri Ganesh in India and one of the popular Ganapati temple of Maharashtra. Siddhivinayak Temple is one of the India’s richest temple trust and a must visit temple during the Ganesh Chaturthi.
Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple is the most popular Ganesha temple in Maharashtra and one of the major attraction in Pune. Dagdusheth Ganpati trust is one of the richest in Maharashtra and famous all over the country for its Golden idol.
The Kanipakam Vinayaka Temple or Sri Varasidhi Vinayaka Swamy Temple is one of the historic temple in India, located in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh. Sri Varasidhi Vinayaka Swamy Temple is located 75 kms from Tirupathi.
The famous Dodda Ganesha Temple is located on the Bull Temple Road in Basavanagudi, Bangalore. Dodda Ganapathi Temple idol is 18 ft in height and 16 ft in width, it one of the major attractions of the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation.
The Shree Maha Ganapathi temple is the most important Maha Ganapathi Temple in Kerala. Kottarakkara Sree Mahaganapathy Kshethram pilgrim centre complex has temples of Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati, Lord Ganesha, Lord Murugan, Lord Ayyappan, and Nagaraja deities, main deity is Lord Shiva but the main priority is given to Lord Ganesha.
The Karpaka Vinayakar Temple or Pillaiyar patti Pillaiyar temple is rock-cut cave shrine dedicated to lord Ganesha, located Thiruppatthur in Tamil Nadu. Karpaka Vinayakar Temple is most famous for its rock cut Ganesha sitting majestically inside a cave.
The Shree Vinayaka Devaru is located in the Idagunji town in Uttara Kannada of Karnataka, on the West Coast of India.
Idagunji Ganesha Temple is most popular religious place in India, recorded by about 1 million devotees visiting it annually.
The Ucchi Pillayar Temple is situated at the top of the rock of Rockfort in Trichy, Tamilnadu. Ucchi Pillayar Temple is famous for its nature with an awe-inspiring rock architecture.
The Ashtavinayaka yatra covers the eight ancient holy temples of lord Ganesha, situated around Pune in Maharashtra. The eight temples and idols of the Ashtavinayak are Moreshwar Temple, Siddhivinayak Temple, Ballaleshwar Temple, Varadavinayak Temple,Chintamani Temple,Girijatmaj Temple, Vighnahar Temple and Mahaganapati Temple.
Mahaganapati Temple at Gokarna is located in the middle of the road near by Mahabaleshwar Temple and a very popular pilgrimage site with black idol of lord Ganesha in a standing posture.
Chintaman Lord Ganesha temple in Ujjain across the Kshipra river is a popular temple of Ganesha and ancient shrine in Ujjain with his two wives siddhi and riddhi.
The Trinetra Ganesha Temple in Ranthambore fort is one of the most popular places to visit in Ranthambore along with Ranthambore National park and Ranthambore hill fort, also a famous temple of Lord Ganesha in Rajasthan.
Manakula Vinayagar Temple is the most popular tourist destination in Puducherry and also a pilgrimage site near famous Promenade Beach.
Madhur Mahaganapathi Temple in Kasaragod town of Kerala is a popular Shiva and Ganapathi temple, one of the six ganpathi temples of ancients Tulunadu.
Moti Dungri Ganesh Temple on a small hill in city of Jaipur is dedicated to Lord Ganesh, also a popular tourist attraction in the city witg sindoor-coloured Ganesha idol.
Bohra Ganesh Temple is also a famous temple of Lord Ganesh, in Udaipur, List of famous ganesha temples in India also includes Dashabhuja Ganapati Temple in Pune, Budha Ganesha Temple in Jaipur, Kalamassery Mahaganapathy Temple Kerala, Khajrana Ganesh Temple of Indore,Maha Ganapathi Mahammaya Temple of Karnataka and Swayambhu Sri Abhista Gnana Ganapathi Temple in Kurnool.