Gujarat‘s one of the oldest Lord Ganesh temples and perhaps the only one made completely out of wood. The carvings on its wooden pillars are a must-watch apart from the fountain kept right in the front of lord’s idol.

However, the 168-year-old Dhundiraj Ganpati Mandir at city’s Wadi area is struggling to maintain its age-old existence and is crying for attention. The temple is a mark of not only the religious bend that eminent people had during the regime of Sayajirao Gaekwad II, but also of their love for art. Gopalrao Mairal, who was a diwan during the rule of Gaekwad, constructed the two-storeyed temple.

Gopalrao, a Ganesh devotee, designed the temple that has Maharashtrian and Gujarati styles of architecture. “This temple is like a monument and we are trying our best to preserve it. Not many know about its architectural importance. It’s a heritage structure and the government should protect it,” said Dr Ashutosh Mairal, whose family-run trust is maintaining the temple.

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