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This temple was built in 1735 by queen Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar of the Holkar dynasty, who retrieved the idol of god Ganesha from a well where it had been hidden, to keep it safe from the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.[1] The devotees circle around the temple and tie a thread to pray to Lord Ganesha for the successful completion of their work. It is said that the ancient idol in the temple was seen in a dream of a local priest, Pandit Mangal Bhatt. The temple is still managed by the Bhatt family.[1]

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From a small hut to a huge structure, the temple has developed a lot over the years.[2] The temple is equally famous in India abroad. The temple regularly receives money, gold, diamonds and other precious jewels in the form of donations.[3] The gate, the outer and upper walls of the Garbhagriha are made of Silver and different moods and festivals are depicted on it. The eyes of the deity are made of diamonds which were donated by a businessman of Indore.[4]

Currently it is under the control of DM of Indore, and priest are there on monthly salary. Good development is done around the temple.

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by Sumit Khobragade

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This temple was built in 1735 by queen Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar of the Holkar dynasty, who retrieved the idol of god Ganesha from a well where it had been hidden, to keep it safe from the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.[1] The devotees circle around the temple and tie a thread to pray to Lord Ganesha for the successful completion of their work. It is said that the ancient idol in the temple was seen in a dream of a local priest, Pandit Mangal Bhatt. The temple is still managed by the Bhatt family.[1]

Development
From a small hut to a huge structure, the temple has developed a lot over the years.[2] The temple is equally famous in India abroad. The temple regularly receives money, gold, diamonds and other precious jewels in the form of donations.[3] The gate, the outer and upper walls of the Garbhagriha are made of Silver and different moods and festivals are depicted on it. The eyes of the deity are made of diamonds which were donated by a businessman of Indore.[4]

Currently it is under the control of DM of Indore, and priest are there on monthly salary. Good development is done around the temple.

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