Ganesh Mandir, Jhansi

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Ganesh Mandir, dedicated to Lord Ganesha, was the venue of the marriage of Rani Lakshmi Bai with Raja Gangadhar Rao in 1842. The Rani, whose maiden name was Manikarnika, was formally given the name of Lakshmi Bai.

Situated at the entrance of the Jhansi Fort, the beautiful temple with the idol of Lord Ganesh enshrined in it acted as the protector or patron god of the fort, its habitants as well as the city.

Despite its domed structure, the architectural design and some characteristic features of the temple indicate that it was built concurrently with the fort.

The Jhansi Fort along with the Ganesh Temple bear testimony to the extraordinary valor of its devotees of those times particularly the Rani of Jhansi, who sacrificed her life for the cause of freedom.

Ganesh Temple is the favorite destination both of the devotees of Lord Ganesh and the tourists who visit it in large numbers.


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