Ganapatipule Temple in Ratnagiri is one of the famous Ganesh temples in India. The west deity gate, where the ocean washes the feet of the first revered Lord Ganesha. You can know the importance of the place where Lord Ganpati himself is seated. It is also called ‘Land of Good Times’ in English.
Here the Ganpatipule temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha is situated on the beach. The path to the Ganapatipule temple passes through the Western Ghats, which enthralls the devotees on their way to the temple with the lush green valleys of the Western Ghats.
There are many such small beaches in India, of which very few people are aware. But, when tourists reach the banks of those small beaches, they surely feel that the beaches of places like Goa are also a failure. Ganpatipule, located in the Ratnagiri district, is a small town, but the big beaches in this city seem to fade in front of the beach.
This place, situated amidst the lush greenery of the deep Blue Sea, and coconut trees, is famous as a paradise in Maharashtra. This place is considered perfect for family, friends, or even couples. Along with visiting many great places here, you can also get a chance to enjoy water sports activities, so let’s know about some of the best places to visit here.
Ganpatipule is a small village near Ratnagiri in Maharashtra. Which is famous for the temple of Lord Ganesha. This temple was built about 400 years ago today near a small stream flowing from the rocks on the banks of the sea. The present structure of the temple is very attractive.
It is said that the officials of Shivaji Maharaja gave grants for the reconstruction of the temple. The idol of Lord Ganesha in the temple is Swayambhu. There is a small hill behind the temple, which is associated with the presiding deity i.e., Ganesha.
Devotees also circumambulate the hill along with the temple. The idol sitting here is carved out of a monolithic rock. Locals believe that those who live in Ganpatipule are blessed and taken care of by Lord Ganesh himself.
Surrounded by lush green trees, Ganpatipule Beach is one of the most famous places of Ganpatipule. The tourists who come here first come to visit this place. The peaceful environment by the sea is no less than a paradise for any tourist. If you want to go to a relaxing place away from the hustle and bustle with family or friends, there can be no better place than this. You can also enjoy water sports activities here. Apart from this, you can also visit Aarey Wear Beach and Bhandarpule Beach.
After Ganpatipule Beach, most tourists reach Jaigad Fort. Spread over an area of about 13 acres along the beach, this fort offers many wonderful views. Jaigarh Fort especially liked for photography. This fort and its surroundings are also famous as picnic points by the local people. (Arrived to visit Diveagar city of Maharashtra) For your information, let us tell you that this fort built in the 16th century, and is still the center of attraction for tourists.