Tamil Nadu Photos : India : Sangli Ganpati Temple
Sangli Ganapati Temple is a very beautiful structure located inside the city of Sangli in Maharashtra. The Ganapati temple situated on banks of river Krishna at Sangli.

This temple is very famous for its artistic construction. It is built out of black stone made available from the hills of Jyotiba. The door of the sanctum is carved out of different coloured natural wood.

During India's freedom struggle, the premises of Sangli Ganpati temple were used as meeting place. Lokmanya Tilak and Mahatma Gandhi held a meeting here.

This temple is regarded as one of the most beautiful structures in Maharashtra. The Rajasaheb of Sangli , Appasaheb Patwardhan has built this temple, stated in 1811 and completed in 1844.

Ganapati festival is celebrated with great religious fervour for five days from Bhadrapad Shuddha Chaturthi. The idol of the Lord Ganapati is made of copper. The idol has been kept in a way that it is visible from any part of Ganapati Peth.

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