Dhundhi Vinayak Temple, Varanasi
|Architectural style:||Hindu Temple architecture|
After Vinayak paved the way for his father, Lord Shiva made a grand entry into Kashi. Lord Shiva praised Vinayak for his deeds. The latter was called Dhundhi Vinayak. All devotees who come to worship Lord Shiva in Visweshwar temple will necessarily have to come across Dhundhi Vinayak as it is the entry point and they will worship him first. A person who worships Dhundhi Vinayak daily in the morning will find all his obstacles removed. A person who merely takes the name of Dhundhi Vinayak with full devotion will be blessed with all kinds of happiness.
Devotees should worship Dhundhi Vinayak on all Tuesdays. More importance is attached to Tuesdays coinciding with Chaturthi (fourth day after Amavasya or Poornima). A person who performs pooja of Dhundhi Vinayak in the month of Magha, Chaturthi after Amavasya will be blessed by God. (Skanda Puran, Kashi Khand, Chapter 57).
Later Shiva went on describing the various forms of Vinayak spread all over Kashi.
Legend / Local stories
How to Reach:
Dhundhi Vinayak is located at the entry point of Annapurna and Visweshwara Temple. For directions to reach this place, kindly refer to Visweshwar Temple.
Types Of Pooja:
Dhundhi Vinayak is a huge idol of Ganesha at the above point. The place is open practically twenty four hours. Devotees may make offering of flowers or green grass to the Lord and some sweets as Bhog. Since there is heavy patrolling police and other forces, devotees may visit the place early in the morning when there is likelihood of lesser crowd.