Ganpatipule Temple, Ratnagiri

Important information

  • Location: Sansthan Shreedev Ganpatipule, Ganpatipule Tal. Dist. Ratnagiri, Maharashtra
  • Festivals: Ganesh Chaturthi For Other Festival Details Click here
  • Main Deity: Ganesh Idol
  • Languages: Marathi & Hindi
  • Darshan Timings: 05:00 AM to 09:00 PM
  • Best Season To Visit: all
  • Contact Number: +918669931141
  • How To Reach

Ganpatipule Temple of Lord Ganesha has the self-manifest (Swayambhu) shrine of Lord Ganesh. Ganpatipule Temple is Located in Sansthan Shreedev Ganpatipule, Ganpatipule Tal. Dist. Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, This temple is unique because the idol of Ganpati faces in the west direction.


Ganapatipule is around 375 km. south of Mumbai, along the Konkan Coast. It is a small town with about 100 houses, and also its beach is a tourist destination. The temple of Swayambhu (self-originated) Ganesh is frequented by thousands every year. The God is considered to be the Paschim Dwarpalak (Western Sentinel God of India), as well as those who visit Ganapatipule make it a point to pay their respects to this deity. Ganapatipule is rich in vegetation, including mangroves and also coconut palms. Ganapatipule is governed by the Ganapatipule Grampanchayat.


Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Auspicious beginnings of work
  • Removal of obstacles
  • Renewal of energy
  • Success
  • Wisdom
  • Agricultural productivity


Ganpatipule temple history tells that an inner chamber of the temple called Garbha Gruha was constructed by Shivaji Maharaj as well as the Sabha mandap which was developed by Madhavrao Peshwe. The temple is located in front of a small hill. Devotees take a Pradakshina around the temple which is also around the hill itself. You can feel the serene & calm environment of the temple along with its surroundings. One can get amazing panoramic pictures of Ganpatipule Beach, Malgund, Kotawade, Tivari Port, and Varawade from the top of the hill.


  • Celebration in Bhadrapad (Bhadrapad shuddha pratipada to panchami.)
  • Dasara
  • Deepotsav (Festival of Lamps)
  • Vasant Puja
  • Palanquin Procession of the Lord (On every Sankanshti on Gudhipadwa, Dasara, Deepawali (First Day) Ganesh Chaturthi, Maghi Chaturthee are the specific SEVENTEEN times,)

Nearby Attractions

  • Poet Keshavsoot Memorial
  • Omkareshwar Temple (about 1 Km away from the Malgund S.T. stand.)
  • Jaygad Fort
  • Karhateshwar (At the left of the Jaigad fort)
  • Shri-Laxmi-Keshav Temple – Kolisare(way from Jaigad to chafe, 8 Km prior to Chafe diversion)
  • Shri Uma-Maheshwar Mandir – Hedvi (This temple came into existence at the end of the 18th century with financial assistance from Ahilyabai Holkar’s charity.)
  • Shrikshetra Parashuram(Lord Parshuram is the 6th incarnation of Lord Shri Vishnu.)
  • Thiba Palace (Thiba Palace is one of the big attractions in Ratnagiri)
  • Lokmanya Tilak Birthplace
  • Ratnadurga Fort
  • Swatantryaveer Savarkar Memorial

How to Reach

  • By Air: Ratnagiri Airport, Mumbai Airport, and Kolhapur Airport (144 km) are the closest airports to reach Ganpatipule.
  • By Train: Sindhudurg station (on Konkan railway) is a convenient railway station to reach Ganpatipule temple.
  • By Road: ST or Tourist buses regularly run to Ganpatipule from almost all major cities in Maharashtra Mumbai to Ganpatipule distance is 331 km (via NH-66) while the Pune to Ganpatipule distance is 300 km (via NH-66).

Temple Timings

Darshan Timing

The Temple opens for Darshan early in the morning at 05:00 AM and Closes at Night at 09:00 PM.

05:00 AM to 09:00 PM

Aarti, Bhog and Pooja Timing

05:00 AM 12:00 PM07:00 PM
On Sankranti Chaturthi, the Palkhi departs for Pradakshina in the evening at 04:00 PM

Direct puja for devotees ( on symbolic images) 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Prasad Timing

The Khichadi Prasad from 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM.

Temple Video

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