Ujjain- All people of Madhya Pradesh acquainted with the Chintaman Ganesh temple located in Ujjain and the glory here. Visiting here relieves all worries. Bappa’s name is Chintaman. It means one who defeats anxiety. Here Lord Ganesha is enthroned in the form of Chintaman, Ichhaman and Siddhivinayak. A crowd of devotees throngs every Wednesday. Now let’s talk about the city of Sehore in which Chintaman Ganesh Temple is also situated, 170 km from Ujjain. Here Lord Ganesh Riddhi is enthroned with Siddri Mata. Here the idol of Lord Ganesha is sunk in half the land. Devotees get to see Bappa in an interview form. It is believed that by making the swastika upside down here, wishes are fulfilled. The story of Lord Ganesha residing here and building a temple is also interesting.
Maharaja Vikramaditya of Ujjain has built the temple
It is said that this temple was built in the Vikram Samvat 155 in accordance with the Sriyantra by the judicious Emperor Vikramaditya of Ujjain years ago. Here the statue of Virajit Ganesha is in standing form. Half the idol is sunk into the ground. It is said that this idol of Chintaman Ganesh is Swayambhu. A story about this temple is associated with Emperor Vikramaditya of Ujjain. It is said that pleased with the devotion and worship of Vikramaditya, Lord Ganapati appeared to him and established himself here in idol form. According to the legend, Lord Ganapati once came in the dream of Emperor Vikram and ordered him to install it on the banks of the river Parvati by telling him to have his idol in flower form. Emperor Vikram did the same. He also found that flower on the banks of the river Parvati and took it with him on the chariot and he started returning to Ujjain. It was night on the way and suddenly that flower fell and got converted into a statue of Ganapati and got buried in the ground. The bodyguards accompanying the king tied the chariot with chains and tried hard to get the idol out of the ground, but the idol did not come out. Then Emperor Vikram installed the idol of Ganapati and built this temple there. According to historians, the temple of Chintaman Ganesh in Sehore was renovated by Bajirao Peshwa I. Gound Raja Nawal Shah, Shalivahana Saka, Raja Bhoja and Krishna Rao supported the arrangement of the temple. The fame of this temple spread during the time of Nanaji Peshwa.
Freedom from worry
According to the stories, Emperor Vikram used to come here for freedom from trouble and anxiety. Due to this, people come here and ask for a vow to remove anxiety. According to people, there is definitely a solution to the problem here. Devotees make a swastika on the reverse of the temple and ask for a vow. After the vow is complete, the devotees come here again to make the swastika straight. Here Bhandara is also held on Ganesh Chaturthi. It is said that a disease spread here years ago. People asked for a vow to God that if the disease is cured, they will celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi here every month. After this, the disease was cured and on this Chaturthi started organizing bhandara.