The Bohra Ganesh Temple is located on the Bohra Ganesh Road, near the Govt. Ahad Museum near the Dhoolkot area in Udaipur. At the center of this temple, there is an east-facing idol of the Lord is in a dancing posture. This temple earns the same respect in Udaipur, as the Moti Dungari temple in Jaipur.
Bohra Ganesh Ji Temple is one of the famous Ganesh Temple in Udaipur city of southern Rajasthan. Bohra Ganesh Ji Temple is situated near the Mohanlal Sukhadia University gate or Thokar railway station. This is old and famous Ganesh Temple with a standing statue of Shree Ganesh Ji considered very fruitful (Chamatkarik). Thousands of Bhaktas(devotees) come here every Wednesday. It is the belief that every holy event like marriage or other work like new business or any new purchase started with the worship of Lord Ganesha will be done happily with the blessings of Lord Ganesha.
Bohra Ganesh Temple is believed to be about 350 years old. Originally named as ‘Borganesh’, the temple was built outside the then city boundary of Udaipur. But since then, due to the expansion of city boundaries, this area now falls within under the city limits. Now the entire area is also known as Bohra Ganesh. This new name of this temple also has an interesting story behind it. It is believed that 70–80 years ago people who needed money for purposes like marriage and business would write the requirement on a slip of paper and leave it before the idol. Soon he would get the amount needed, but in turn, they had to return the amount with interest. In India, it is generally the Bohra cast which is involved in the business of lending money. For this reason, Lord Ganesh here got named as Bohra Ganesh. However, it is also a common belief that devotees with real trust in Bohra Ganesh also get their wishes fulfilled.
It is believed that this temple is 350 years old. Its original name was ‘Bor Ganesh’. The origin of the name of this temple is very interesting. Here the idol of Lord Ganesha is in dance posture. Until 70-80 years before Aja, when someone needed purposes such as marriage, marriage, or business, people would leave the object in front of the idol by writing the requirement on a piece of paper.
When Ganapati helped them with the money they needed, the devotees would later return that amount with interest to the Lord. Often, the Bohra community used to give money on interest, due to this practice, they got the name ‘Bohra Ganesh’. Although it is closed now, people of the city come to see them in thousands every day.
Ganesh Chaturthi Celebration
Ganesh Chaturthi, the Hindu festival celebrated in honor of Lord Ganesha, is celebrated as an auspicious event at Bohra Ganesh Temple. On this auspicious day, the temple is open from midnight till early morning, and witnesses around 2 – 2.5 lakh disciples visiting the temple
Govardhan Puja or Annakoot celebrated just after Diwali, is an auspicious event at Bohra Ganesh Temple. On this day, devotees offer ‘Chappan Bhog’ (meaning 56 dishes) to the deity at Bohra Ganesh Ji Temple. A ritual called ‘Aangi’ is performed at early dawn, followed by the Chappan Bhog feast offers to Lord Ganesha. In the evening, priests perform the ‘Maha Aarti’ (meaning great worship) and then offer ‘Prasad’ to the devotees.