The paper mache Ganesh idol is not only spiritually detrimental, its use also is harmful, has been proven by P.I.P. and U.T.S. experiments. Research also proves that such idols are deleterious to the environment.
This self-materialised Ganapati has manifested from the cliff of a mountain in the Ranathambhor forest which is located at 2000 feet above sea level. Only the face and a part of the trunk of Shri Ganesh is seen arising from the mountain
The famous Shri Chintamani temple at Shri Kshetra Kalamb village which is 23 kilometres from Yavatmal on the Yavatmal-Nagpur State Highway, is the seat of faith for lakhs of devotees. Let us understand more about this Shri Chintamani temple and its legends.
Ashtavinayaka yatra refers to a pilgrimage to the eight Hindu temples in Maharashtra state of India that house eight distinct idols of Ganesh, in a pre-ascertained sequence. The Ashtavinayak yatra or pilgrimage covers the eight ancient holy temples of Ganesh which are situated around Pune.
The Kanipkam Vinayak temple in Chittur District of Andhra Pradesh is world famous for its
self-arisen materialised Ganesh idol Idol and various associated legends. It is said that in the
11 th century a king belonging to the Chol dynasty built this temple.
Among the ancient Ganesh kshetras, the Vamana incarnation worshipped Shri Ganesh at the sacred place of Adosh in Vidharba (North Maharashtra). Here, Shri Vamana installed (1) the Ganesh idol of Shami Vighneshwar and (2) built the Ganapati temple.