ChintaMan Ganesh or Chintamani ganesh is an ancient holy temple of Lord Ganesha in Ujjain. Chintaman Ganesh is the biggest Ganesh Mandir of Ujjain. It means 'reliving tensions'. As it is the temple of Ganesha, people take the blessings of Ganesh for starting every new venture. This temple is built across the Shipra river on the Fatehabad railway line. The Ganesh idol in this temple is supposed to be Swayambhu - born of itself. Riddhi and Siddhi, the consorts of Ganesha, are seated on either side of Ganesha. It is 5 km. from the Ujjain railway station, one can reach here by public transport, private vehicle or railway.
Ganesha, commonly known and easily recognized as the Elephant-God, is one of the most popular deities of the Hindu pantheon. Before every undertaking - be it laying of the foundation of a house, or opening of a shop or beginning any other work, blessings of Lord Ganesha are invoked by worshipping him first.
Ganesha has many names. The main ones are GANAPATI, VIGNESHWARA, VINAYAKA, GAJANANA, GAJADHIPATI, LAMBKARNA, LAMBODARA and EKADANT, GAJAVADANA, SHOORPA-KARNA, CHATURBHUJA And he rides a mouse. There is a story that Parvati created Ganesha with the outer dusty layers of her body. On the day of the Ganesha festival an earthen idol is worshipped. This reminds us of his relation to the earth. The idol has four hands. One right hand holds a Pasha. This is endowed with divine greatness. With the help of this, Ganesha attracts the minds of his devotees. The other hand bestows boons. This
indicates that those who throw themselves on Ganesha's mercy need fear nothing. Similarly, one left hand carries an Ankusha. This is a symbol to show that Ganesha will destroy our ignorance. The other hand holds a vessel filled with Modakas. This shows that Ganesha brings joy to everyone.
JAI GANESH JAI GANESH JAI GANESH DEVA
MATA JAKII PARVATII, PITAA MAHAADEVA
EKA DANTA DAYAVANTA, CAAR BHUJA DHAARII
MATHE SINDUURA SOHAI, MUUSE KII SAVARI
ANDHANA KO AANKHA DETA
KORHINA KO KAAYAA
BANJHANA KO PUTRA DETA
NIRDHANA KO MAAYA
PAANA CARHE, PHUULA CARHE
AURA CARHE MEVA
LADDUAN KO BHOGA LAGE
SANT KAREN SEVA