Chintaman Ganesh in Indore Attends Calls of Devotees
by Mantra & shlokas on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 5:38pm
Traditional bells have given way to mobile phone rings in this hi-tech world at the ancient Chintaman Ganesh temple here.
Here Lord Ganesh, though not in flesh and blood is taking the phone calls of his devotees from across the world.
When any devotee expresses his/her desire to convey wishes to the ‘Chintaman Ganesh’, the priest of the temple takes his cell phone instrument close to the ears of the elephant-headed God.
The temple receive more than 400 calls daily from devotees across the world to get their wishes fulfilled during the Ganesh festival, the temple priest Ashok Pathak told PTI today.
“You get mobile phones of Chintaman Ganesh Temple Trust engaged on the occasion of 10-day long Ganeshotsav,” he said.
The number of those devotees is much higher who pray to the deity for fulfillment of their desires for getting jobs and marriages, Pathak added.
“Now the temple trust is planning to purchase a mobile set featuring 3G facility so that the devotees can also see the Lord Ganesh on their screen,” the priest said.
The unique practise of listening to the wishes of devotees by Lord Chintaman Ganesh began in this 12 century old Parmar Temple when an Indore-based devotee settled in Germany and rang over the temple cellphone and requested for sending his message to God by it, Pathak said.
“The devotees were sending letters to the deity for the last 35 years for accomplishment of their wishes but in this hi-tech era, they have started ringing the Lord Ganesh to fulfill their desires since last five years,” he said.
The priest added that these days mobile is ringing more than the bells put up in the Chintaman Ganesh Temple.