In the year 1299, Maharana Hammir Dev Chauhan, the Agnivanshi Rajput king had to confine himself to the Ranthambore fort when he faught a battle with Sultan Alauddin Khilji. The Maharana was a devotee of Lord Ganesha who prayed for his assistance. As a sign the Lord manifested in his aggressive Trinetra form on a wall of Ranthambore and Hammir's army defeated that of Allauddin Khilji.
The temple and the diety exist and bear testimony to Maharana Hammir's bravery and his devotion to Lord Ganesha. Every Ganesh Chaturthi - today - devotees gather at the temple to honor the lord and sing bhajans, chant mantras and offer food and flowers to the Lord who is present at the site in his three-eyed form.
May Tri-netra Ganesh, dear to Maharana Hammir Dev Chauhan, shower his grace on all his devotees on this special occasion.
Watch a video of a Marwari Ganesh bhajan on the following linkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz1RUDtsEJ4
- Mamtamai Shri Radhe Guru Maa Charitable Trust