3rd August 2016 – Day 216 of 366

Shree Balaleshwar Temple at Pali

The outer wall of the Ballaleshwar Temple at Pali. Ballaleshwar temple is one of the eight temples of Lord Ganesha. Among Ganesha temples, Ballaleshwar is the only incarnation of Ganesha that is known by his devotee’s name. The original wooden temple was renovated in 1760 to make way for a new stone temple designed by Shri Fadnis. Built in the shape of the letter Shri, it was made by mixing lead with the cement during construction. The east-facing temple was carefully positioned so that, as the sun rises, sun rays fall directly on the murti during worship.
Though much of the temple complex was covered up with sheets, the sight of this temple made of stone was just magnificent. I was rather delighted to see that at least the outside of the temple looked in good shape.

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