Extremely popular for housing the largest Ganpati statue in the world, the Khajrana Ganesh temple is a popular landmark in Indore. It was built way back in 1735 by Rani Ahilyabai Holkar, the temple is home to an 8-metre long Ganesha idol. The statue is made of limestone, jaggery, mud and bricks and has a frame decorated with precious metals.
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Legend has it that this temple was hidden in a well as it faced the threat of destruction by Aurangzeb. Later, it was removed from the well by Rani Ahilyabai Holkar and a small hut was built around it in the form of a temple. Over the years, the temple underwent several changes to finally take the shape that it holds today. The festival of Vinayak Chaturthi held in the month of August/September is celebrated with great fervor here.
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