Unique Ancient Ganesha Idol at Jageshwar Nath Dham Temple, Damoh

Unique Ancient Ganesha Idol at Jageshwar Nath Dham Temple, Damoh

Damoh: Across the country, there are several temples and remarkable idols of the revered Lord Ganesha, attracting devotees from far and wide. In Damoh, Bundelkhand’s renowned pilgrimage site, Jageshwar Nath Dham Temple, houses an extraordinary Ganesha idol believed to date back to the Mahabharata era.

Jageshwar Nath Dham is situated in the Banwara region, not far from Bandakpur. It is said that during the Mahabharata era, Chitrakshetra, which is believed to have been the kingdom of Queen Chitralekha, was adorned with numerous idols of deities. Over time, as the fortunes of the kingdom dwindled, the temple idols were scattered. Some of these massive stone entry gate pillars have now found a place in the Kaal Bhairav Ram Janaki Temple in Bandakpur.

Chitrakshetra once boasted a grand temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha, and the idol inside is said to be from the Mahabharata era. This idol is currently enshrined in the present-day Deo Shri Jageshwar Nath Dham in Bandakpur. Today, only the remnants of these temples can be seen in Chitrakshetra.

Legend has it that during the Mahabharata era, Queen Chitralekha received extraordinary blessings from Lord Ganesha, who granted her the ability to manifest idols in stone as per her imagination. The stone idols took on tangible forms as per her thoughts. The magnificent idol of Lord Ganesha that now resides in Bandakpur’s Jageshwar Nath Dham was originally consecrated in Chitrakshetra during ancient times.

Mr. Ram Kripal Pathak, the trustee of Jageshwar Nath Dham Temple, explains that this remarkable Ganesha idol from the Mahabharata era was installed in Bandakpur’s Jageshwar Nath Dham long ago. It remains a testament to the rich history and spiritual significance of the region. Today, in Chitrakshetra, only remnants of these temples remain, preserving the memory of their glorious past.

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