Tuesday, October 26, 2010

GANAPATIPULE:

kanchan athalye | Tuesday, October 26, 2010 | Best Blogger Tips
Ganpatipule is situated along the western coast of Maharashtra 375 km south of Mumbai, along the Konkan coast. Ganapatipule is one of the most spectacular beaches along the Konkan coast - an idyllic gateway that attracts peace-seekers, beach lovers, and pilgrims alike. The temple of swayambhu (self-originated) Ganesh is much frequented by thousands every year. The god is considered to be the Paschim Dwardevta (western sentinal god of india), and those who visit Ganapatipule, make it a point to pay their respect to this great deity. Aside from its clean beach and clear waters, Ganapatipule is rich in flora, including mangroves and coconut palms. Here, you can leave the hectic world behind as you laze around on golden sands or explore the many trails that lead from the beach.water sport facility available (except during monsoon).
This is the land of Ganpatipule, one of Maharashtra's almost virgin beaches. It is idyllic. It is famous not only because of its blue water and white sand, but for Swayambhu Ganpati Temple (Swayambhu means a self-originated idol, Ganapati). It is flooded by thousands of devotees and tourists every year. The beach here is still natural and pristine as ever. Sparkling blue waters, endless stretches of golden or silver sand, a cool breeze whispering sweet nothings in your ear. Ganpatipule is a small town. According to local folklore, the Hindu god -Ganpati, taking umbrage by a remark made by a native lady, moved to Pulé (a few km ahead of the town) from his original abode of Gulé. Thus the region was named Ganpati-pulé. 400 years old Ganpati idol at Ganpatipule is said to have sprung up from the soil. This deity faces the West, so as to guard the western gates, unlike deities in other Indian temples who face the east. The temple is at the base of a hill, and pilgrims walk around (pradakshina) the hill as a mark of respect.
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1 comments:

vagabond.. said...

We have a travel website which is a Maharashtra travel Guide in which we have a page for Ganpatipule with lot of information regarding the place. We also have information regarding Ganpatipule Hotels for which we have provided direct link to the hotel websites. In addition to that we have a portal with information exclusively about Ganapatipule which is www.ganapatipule.in


We also have a page for blogs on Ganpatipule. Do let us know if you would like to feature your blog in the Ganpatipule Blogs page in puneritraveller.com.

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