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Ganapatipule is a Holy place where Mother Earth herself has created the Swayambhu (self originated idol) of Lord Ganesha. The name Ganapatipule is derived from ‘Ganapati’ (the Lord of Ganas) and Pule means Sand Dune. In ancient scriptures this Siddhi Vinayaka has been described as Paschim DwarDevta (Western Sentinel God). It is nearly 4000 years old Swayambhu. Surrounded by evergreen ranges of Sahayadri Mountains and an endless stretch of unpolluted silver sand, lined with innumerable mango, cashew, coconut and casuarina trees, Ganapatipule is a very picturesque sight. It is located in Ratnagiri District in the coastal area of Konkan region and situated at about 35 Kms from Ratnagiri Railway Station.

  • More than 20 Sakar pujas with Shri Mataji, more than 45 Talks and public programmes of Shri Mataji, during 1985 to 2003
  • International Sahaja Yoga seminar and Christmas Puja, Sahaja marriages in December every year

In words of Shri Mataji

“Ganapatipule has a special significance – because He is Mahaganesha. The Ganesha at Mooladhara becomes Mahaganesha in the Virata, that is the brain . . . The main root, as they call the taproot, the main root is innocence, is Shri Ganesha. And He becomes Mahaganesha in Ganapatipule. . . Here He’s surrounded by the Father Principle, the Guru Principle of the sea, the ocean – the Indian Ocean. That is, here He becomes a Guru . . . Here, as we see in Ganapatipule, Shri Ganesha is in its complete matured form; so that we develop also our Mahaganesha within ourselves . . . Today we came to Ganapatipule, it has a great significance, among the Asthavinayaka – eight Swayambhus of Shri Ganesha). It is the place of Mahaganesha. Mahaganesha is Pithadhish (Governor of all pithas) and sitting on this pitha, he looks after (protects) all the Ganesha Swayambhus . .

“I had a special purpose in coming to Ganapatipule, apart from that it was a very beautiful place and very relaxing for all of you. The reason is: I found this place had vibrations which will clear you out very easily. .

This seminar, or whatever you may call it, Ganapatipule, I don’t know what you call is a Divine congregation of all the Gods and Goddesses, is very symbolic to Me, because this represents the whole world, it represents the problems of the whole world and also the solutions. It’s such a beautiful idea. I don’t know how it worked into My head that I started this kind of a beautiful congregation to meet you all.

The other day somebody was asking Me, how did you find Ganapatipule ? Actually I didn’t know, and in Maharashtra it is not a well known place. They go to Ashta Vinayakas but not to this Maha Vinayaka !……Once I was coming back from Ratnagiri and I saw a really very big star on top of this temple. But no body else could see it, that was the problem. At that time no Sahaja Yogi could see. So I told them, ‘Let us follow this Star’. It was a very big big one, unusually big, not like a star, but quite a big big star. Very unusual, but they could not see it, other people who were with Me, they said that we can’t see it. ‘ I said, does not matter.’ So I told them to turn it (car), turn it from this HathKhambha and let us go on this another road. And we just followed it. They, of course, listened to me, they didn’t argue. We were just travelling, travelling; It was quite late . Still I said, doesn’t matter, let’s go. By the time we reached Ganapatipule, it was the dawn, beautiful dawn ! I cannot forget it. In that dawn, it looked such a beautiful place, where we are now, and I said, “This is the place where we have to be, where we have to get all the Sahaja Yogis to”. Of course, you know, Ravindra Nath Tagore had already described about this place that people will come here from all over the world and at the Shore of Bharat this will be done. All these are predicted, have been said already. But how miraculously I discovered this place is very surprising…
And the place was very beautiful and beautifully vibrating. I stayed here for two days and I decided that this is the place we have to take. Ultimately we got this land and we got all these things here but people troubled us a lot….
Shree Mataji Nirmala Devi, Ganapatipule, December 25, 1999

  • 2 dormitories  (capacity 200 each)
  • 2 rooms for staying
  • Meditation hall (capacity 50 people)
  • Permanent Kitchen
  • Dining hall
  • Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant  installed for both drinking and cooking (Capacity 10,000 litres per day)
  • Rain water drainage work substantially completed
  • Demarcation and survey work – substantially done

How to reach?

Address: Nirmal Nagari, Arrey Warrey Road, Malgund-Bhailadi, Malgund Ratnagiri, Maharashtra 415615

Contact: +91 2357 235662, +91 2357 235663

Nearest Railway station: Ratnagiri

Nearest Airport: Chatrapati Shivaji Terminal International Airport(T2), Mumbai

+ Significance
  • More than 20 Sakar pujas with Shri Mataji, more than 45 Talks and public programmes of Shri Mataji, during 1985 to 2003
  • International Sahaja Yoga seminar and Christmas Puja, Sahaja marriages in December every year

In words of Shri Mataji

“Ganapatipule has a special significance – because He is Mahaganesha. The Ganesha at Mooladhara becomes Mahaganesha in the Virata, that is the brain . . . The main root, as they call the taproot, the main root is innocence, is Shri Ganesha. And He becomes Mahaganesha in Ganapatipule. . . Here He’s surrounded by the Father Principle, the Guru Principle of the sea, the ocean – the Indian Ocean. That is, here He becomes a Guru . . . Here, as we see in Ganapatipule, Shri Ganesha is in its complete matured form; so that we develop also our Mahaganesha within ourselves . . . Today we came to Ganapatipule, it has a great significance, among the Asthavinayaka – eight Swayambhus of Shri Ganesha). It is the place of Mahaganesha. Mahaganesha is Pithadhish (Governor of all pithas) and sitting on this pitha, he looks after (protects) all the Ganesha Swayambhus . .

“I had a special purpose in coming to Ganapatipule, apart from that it was a very beautiful place and very relaxing for all of you. The reason is: I found this place had vibrations which will clear you out very easily. .

This seminar, or whatever you may call it, Ganapatipule, I don’t know what you call is a Divine congregation of all the Gods and Goddesses, is very symbolic to Me, because this represents the whole world, it represents the problems of the whole world and also the solutions. It’s such a beautiful idea. I don’t know how it worked into My head that I started this kind of a beautiful congregation to meet you all.

+ Discovery

The other day somebody was asking Me, how did you find Ganapatipule ? Actually I didn’t know, and in Maharashtra it is not a well known place. They go to Ashta Vinayakas but not to this Maha Vinayaka !……Once I was coming back from Ratnagiri and I saw a really very big star on top of this temple. But no body else could see it, that was the problem. At that time no Sahaja Yogi could see. So I told them, ‘Let us follow this Star’. It was a very big big one, unusually big, not like a star, but quite a big big star. Very unusual, but they could not see it, other people who were with Me, they said that we can’t see it. ‘ I said, does not matter.’ So I told them to turn it (car), turn it from this HathKhambha and let us go on this another road. And we just followed it. They, of course, listened to me, they didn’t argue. We were just travelling, travelling; It was quite late . Still I said, doesn’t matter, let’s go. By the time we reached Ganapatipule, it was the dawn, beautiful dawn ! I cannot forget it. In that dawn, it looked such a beautiful place, where we are now, and I said, “This is the place where we have to be, where we have to get all the Sahaja Yogis to”. Of course, you know, Ravindra Nath Tagore had already described about this place that people will come here from all over the world and at the Shore of Bharat this will be done. All these are predicted, have been said already. But how miraculously I discovered this place is very surprising…
And the place was very beautiful and beautifully vibrating. I stayed here for two days and I decided that this is the place we have to take. Ultimately we got this land and we got all these things here but people troubled us a lot….
Shree Mataji Nirmala Devi, Ganapatipule, December 25, 1999

+ Facilities
  • 2 dormitories  (capacity 200 each)
  • 2 rooms for staying
  • Meditation hall (capacity 50 people)
  • Permanent Kitchen
  • Dining hall
  • Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant  installed for both drinking and cooking (Capacity 10,000 litres per day)
  • Rain water drainage work substantially completed
  • Demarcation and survey work – substantially done
+ Archives
+ Location

How to reach?

Address: Nirmal Nagari, Arrey Warrey Road, Malgund-Bhailadi, Malgund Ratnagiri, Maharashtra 415615

Contact: +91 2357 235662, +91 2357 235663

Nearest Railway station: Ratnagiri

Nearest Airport: Chatrapati Shivaji Terminal International Airport(T2), Mumbai