Have you seen anybody in this world without problems? One might be having lot of money but suffering from some kind of “health issue”, other might be feeling sad because of “no children”. So, what the people do for these things? They visit doctor for health checkups, go to advocates for court cases (disputes). Yes, sometimes we get relief from these solutions. Let us assume that after trying all available solutions we are still facing the same problem, then what next? We will definitely go to some temple and pray god or simply continue suffering. According to Hindu scriptures in “Kali Yuga” Lord Ganesha and Devi (female aspect of God) are the deities who quickly respond to the prayers of the mankind.
In Karnataka, India there is a temple of Lord Ganesha called as Shri Siddivinayaka Temple. This temple is situated at a place called as Chandaguli around 18 km from a city Yellapur, surrounded by paddy fields, Areca nut and coconut plantations amidst of lush green jungle. This temple is also identified with another name “Ghante Ganesha Temple”. Ghante means “bell” in the local language Kannada. By offering Ghante (bell) to the lord Ganesha lot of people got rid of health problems, court cases, got children, many things happened miraculously. That is the reason why we can see lot of bells hanging around the temple.In many temples there is a practice called “prashna” which is used to ask the god directly regarding the problems the devotee is suffering from. This way the thing which needs to be offered to the god is found out and devotees just need to pray the god. After which they can return home. Once the problems are over the devotee needs to visit the temple again and offer the “article or Seva” as prayed to the god earlier.Some of the sevas which are offered to the lord are as follows:
- Ganapathi Homam / Silver cradle (Tottilu) and gold child (Shishu) for not having children
- Offer “Bell” for not able to pronounce the words (Vaagdosha) properly (Ghante Harake)
- Ganapathi Havan / Modaka Havan / Modaka Archane / Laaja Homam for not getting job
- Vivahaprada Bala Ganapathi Homam / Vinayaka Shanthi / Offering “Bell (Ghante)” / Performing Laaja Homam for not getting married
- For any kind of illness – Tulabhara (coconut, rice, jaggery, etc) and offering “Bell (Ghante)”
Shri Siddivinayaka Temple
At: Chandaguli Po: Chandaguli Ta: Yellapur
Di: Uttara Kannada State: Karnataka (India)
Phone: 08419 – 238395 / 290220 Mobile: 9482115491 / 9482185625
How to reach:
Yellapur is situated on Hubli – Karwar highway. This can be reached either from Hubli going towards Karwar (about 70 km from Hubli) or Kumta – Sirsi – Yellapur
After reaching the Yellapur, need to take the road to Magod. From there another 2 km. There are lot of KSRTC busses from Yellapur to Magod and then need to walk around 2 KM from Magod to Chandaguli.