Idagunji Temple

Idagunji Temple

The, powerful, witty Lord Ganesha is unique even in his looks. For Hindus, any good work should start with Ganesha’s worship! Be it a new vehicle or any new work, it begins only after Lord Ganapathi’s blessings. Such is the affection and belief rendered on him. We find several Ganapati Temples across India, each has its legends and prominence. In this article, let us know the importance of Sree Vinayaka Temple in Idagunji.


The charming village of Idagunji on the banks of Sharavathi allures around 1 million devotees every year. Yes, that is the power of Idagunji Ganesha! Legend had it that the Lord promised to protect this land and decided to stay here forever. Idagunji Temple The sculpture of Dwibhuja (two-shouldered) Ganesha with two hands is the star of Idagunji.

The shrine with 1500-years old history calls for attention. The black stone idol of Ganesha in standing posture occupies the sanctum. He is holding a lotus in one hand and his favourite modaka in the another. One look at him raises devotion towards this beautifully crafted idol. Many have experienced the power of Idagunji Ganesha, and hence it is one of the prominent Ganesha Temples in West Coast.

Timings of Idagunji Temple Idagunji Ganapati Temple is open to public from morning 6 AM to 1 PM and again reopens from 3 PM to 8.30 PM. Devotees can witness Abhisheka (holy bath) given to the Lord during 7 AM to 11 PM