Indore: As the temperature of the city dips to 11 degree Celsius, lord Ganesh, goddess Ridhi and goddess Sidhi were seen wrapped in blankets from Himachal Pradesh to protect them from cold. The night temperature recorded is about 1.5 degree Celsius below normal.
Where people are adding another layer of clothing to their attire, Khajrana Ganesh is not far behind.
Priest of Khajrana Ganesh temple Ashok Bhatt said, “For all the god and goddesses in the temple premises, we have special woollen clothing and blankets to ensure that no one freezes in cold.”
In all the temples of the Khajrana Ganesh temple, the deity of Lord is seen in woollen and warm clothes. A special woollen quilt has been prepared for Lord Ganesha at Khajrana Ganesh Temple.
From Dev Uthani Gyaras to Shivaratri in Magh peak month, Lord Ganesha is dressed in woollen and blanket at 11 o'clock every night and removed at 6 o'clock in the morning.
Apart from lord Ganesh, these warm clothes and blankets are prepared for goddesses Ridhi and Sidhi as well. The blankets are put up especially during the night to keep the lord and goddesses warm.
Quilt brought from Himachal Pradesh
Bhatt said that the god is dressed in woollen clothes after the night aarti. “The woollen quilt worn by Khajrana Ganesh is specially designed and is brought from Himachal Pradesh,” he said.
This quilt was decorated with gems and other ornaments by artists in Indore to make it attractive. “The quilt worn by God has been gifted by a devotee. Every year devotees offer warm clothes to the Lord,” Bhatt said.