Malvan's Jai Ganesh is renowned for its religious significance and architecture. The temple was built by Jayant Salgaonkar, an Indian businessman, historian, scholar, and writer. The main sanctum is decorated with the gold plated idol of Lord Ganesh accompanied by the statues of Riddhi Siddhi. As per the locals, one should visit the temple on the holy occasion of Makar Sankranti as this is when one can see the direct sunlight falling on the foot of the idol. Also, Salgaonkars have named this Ganesha idol as Jay Ganesha so as he gives blessings to all his devotees to succeed in life.
Another prominent feature of the temple is its walls that have idols of the Ganesha in eight different positions. The use of rich and soothing colors adds to the beauty of the temple.
History of the Temple
As per the archives, the temple was built by Shri Jayantrao Salgaonkar, a renowned astrologer, who is also the authors of the prominent book - kalnirnay - an almanac that gives one simplified information about the Panchang, auspicious days, festivals, holidays, sunrise and sunset.
Sindhudurg District, Malvan, India
Taxis are easily available from everywhere in the city to reach the Jai Ganesh Temple. Closest landmark to the temple is Malvan jetty, which is 2 kilometers from the temple.
Popular Things to do & See
Along with the visit to the temple, one can stop over at beaches of Malvan.
Best time to Visit
Ganesh Jayanti, celebrated on the 4th day of Magh month, marks the best time to visit the temple. This day also marks the anniversary of this temple. Makar Sankranti is also a good time to visit the temple.