Pali Ganesh Temple near Kamath Residency Resort

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Kamath Residency is a 5 acre resort with 22 cottages,2 conference halls, swimming pool, adventure wall and adventure activities located at Nagothane on the Mumbai-Goa highway just 2 hours drive from Mumbai and Pune. It is a preferred venue for corporate events, outbound programs, training events, group outings and seminars.

Just 11 kms from Kamath Residency Resort is the famous Pali Ganesh Temple.The original temple was made of wood, which was renovated in 1760 and made of stone. There are two ponds near the temple.The temple faces East and is shaped like the letter Shree in the Devnagiri script.The temple has two sanctums in the outer sanctum Mooshak the mouse faces the deity holding a modak in his paws.In the inner sanctum is the idol of Ballaleshwar. It is 3feet high and it faces east and its trunk turns towards the left. The navel and eyes of the idol are studded with precious stones. Lord Ganesh in this aspect appeared as a Brahmin and so this is one of those rare statues where Ganesh is shown wearing clothes as Brahmins do. On both sides of the idol are statues of Riddhi and Siddhi.The Dhundi Vinayak Temple is situated behind the main temple. The idol in this temple is believed to be swayambhu. The idol of Dhundivinayak faces west. Devotees first visit this temple before going to the main temple.

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