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Redi Ganapati

Today is Ganesh Jayanti (literally "Lord Ganesha's birthday"), also known as Magha shukla chaturthi, Tilkund chaturthi, and Varad chaturthi. This occasion celebrates the birth day of Ganesha, the lord of wisdom. (Link to Source for more info).
I am sharing photos of Redi Ganapati, captured at villege Redi,Konkan-





The Ganapati temple of Redi is located approximately 30 km from Vengurla, in the small village of Redi. The town in which this temple is situated contains manganese mines and the Ganpati idol was found in one of the mines near Rewati port in 1976. A local person by the name of Sadashiv Kambli supposedly visualized a buried statue of Lord Ganesha in his dream and convinced local workers to dig out the statue from the seashore. Now, after an investigation it has been found that the statue was made by the Pandava during their rule. The statue is approximately 6 ft in height and 4 ft in width. The Ganesh idol is in a sitting position and is Dwibhuja (two arms) as compared to rest of the idols which are generally Chaturbhuja (four arms). The mouse idol (vahana) was found on further excavation after two months.

6 comments:

  1. interesting post, nice shots.

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  2. Pretty pictures and fascinating post.

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  3. nice one! I'd love to know what that writing says.

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  4. Lovely pics. And very interesting story about the temple. I never knew about Ganesh Jayanti.

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