The Ganesh Utsav, which started from Ganesh Chaturthi, is now nearing its end. According to tradition, immersion of Lord Ganesha is done after 10 days on Anant Chaturdashi. This year Anant Chaturdashi is today on 28 September 2023.
You must have visited many Ganesh temples in the country, but do you know that an idol of Lord Ganesha is seated at the mouth of the volcano?
Here we are talking about an idol of Ganapati sitting on Mount Bromo, the active volcano of Indonesia. Although this is a folk tale there, but the local people believe that this idol has been there for 700 years.
Of Indonesia’s 141 volcanoes, 130 are still active and Mount Bromo is one of them. It is located in Bromo Tengger Semeru national park in East Java province.
Ganesha has a special place in this volcano. Local people believe that the idol which is at the mouth of the volcano protects the people here. The number of Hindus in Indonesia is very high and there is no dearth of temples here too.
130 out of 141 volcanoes in Indonesia are active. It is believed that Lord Ganesha is protecting the people of this country from this volcano. Many temples in this country have been dedicated to Lord Ganesha.