Chaturthi marks the birth of Lord Ganesha and is celebrated
all over the country. This is also symbolic of the advent of
all festivals dedicated to other Indian Gods.
The temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha is located in the fort
of Ranthambhor, about 12 kms from Sawai Madhopur and it is
one of the most important Ganesha temples in the State. There is
always a lot of activity at the temple because people believe
that the first invitation to a marriage should be sent to Lord
Ganesha. This temple is the site for Ganesh Chaturthi
celebrations attracting devotees from all over to join in the
singing of devotional songs.
The Orange color in which the idol is painted as well is the
holy colour for this festival. The idol is lavishly
decorated with golden ornaments and every day felicities with
huge garlands of marigold. There are markets around the temple
attracting the tourists and visitors.
It is preferable to approach Ranthambhor from Sawai Madhopur,
which lies on the main Delhi-Mumbai railway line and
is also connected to Jaipur by rail. A road link with Jaipur
exists as well.