The Trinetra Ganesh Temple, built with red Karauli stone, is one of India's oldest temples. It is located within the grounds of the Ranthambore Fort, which is one of the most well-known tourist attractions in Rajasthan. This is a one-of-a-kind temple in which Lord Ganesha is represented with all of his family members. According to the legend surrounding this temple, in 1299 AD, a battle took place at the Ranthambore fortification between King Hammeer and Alauddin Khilji. During the war, they stocked their godowns in Ranthambore Fort, where the King resides, with food and other necessities. Because the war lasted so long, the items stored in godowns were running out.
King Hammer was a devout follower of the Hindu god Ganesh. Lord Ganesh appeared in his dream one night while he was sleeping and told him that all his shortages and problems would be resolved by the next morning. The following morning, an idol of Lord Ganesh with three eyes (Trinetra) was stamped from one of the fort's walls. In addition, a miracle occurred, and the war ended while the godowns were refilled. In 1300 AD, King Hammer erected a temple dedicated to Lord Ganesh. Along with the idol of Mushak, he placed the idols of Lord Ganesh, Riddhi Siddhi (his wife), and two sons (Shub Labh) (mouse, his vehicle).
Lord Ganesha is regarded as the powerful God of wealth, fortune, wisdom, and education in Hindu mythology. As a result, this temple receives thousands of marriage invitations and wish-fulfillment letters addressed to Lord Ganesh throughout the year, with the hope that the Lord will grant the wishes of His devotees.
Devotees from all over the world visit this temple all year and even build small images of houses near the temple grounds, which is an appealing feature of the place. People do this in the hope that their Lord will grant their wish to buy or build a house. Ganesha is worshipped here five times a day in the form of various "aartis." The aarti, or first worshipping ceremony, begins in the morning with the morning aarti,' also known as the Prabhat Aarti. At 9:00 a.m., the Sringar Aarti is performed. At noon, the Lord's Bhog is performed. The Sandhya, or evening Aarti is performed at 6:00 p.m. in the summer and 5:45 p.m. in the winter. The Shayan Aarti is performed in the late evening at 8:00 p.m., followed by a chorus prayer chanted by the temple priests and the Lord's main devotees. Even if you are not religious or wish to visit the fort and temple for historical or architectural reasons, the aartis are a sight to behold.
The months of November to February are ideal for visiting the Trinetra Ganesh Temple. The crowds are thinner at this time of year, allowing devotees to worship and pray in peace. It is best to visit during the week to attend the "aarti" sessions. Every Wednesday is a special day dedicated to Lord Ganesh, and special prayers are held on that day.
Throughout the day, five "aarti" sessions are held. The most divine time to worship the Lord is during the morning "aarti," when the sun shines down on the Holy Temple as devotees chant the mantras. One can also go during Ganesh Chaturthi to be a part of the grand and elaborate celebrations at the temple.