Ganapatipule, famous for Ganapati temple and clean beach is attractive tourist point near Ratnagiri in Maharashtra. MTDC and various hotels provide accommodation to visitors. Ever since Sahaja Yoga activities started there in 1986, there has been a flow of tourists from all over India and abroad every year in December. The Sahaja yogis visit the divine place, known as “Nirmal Nagari” started by Her Holiness Mataji Shri Nirmala Devi, spend few days there for meditation, visit the Ganapati Temple and enjoy at the clear water of the sea.
On the importance of Ganapatipule, Shri Mataji, in Her discourse said that Ganpatipule has a special
significance because Ganapati there He is Mahaganesha. The Ganesha at Mooladhara becomes Mahaganesha in the Virata, that is the brain. The main root is innocence, is Shri Ganesha. And he becomes Mahaganesha in Ganapatipule. Here he is surrounded by the father principle, the guru principle of the sea, the ocean, here he becomes Guru. Here as we see in Ganapatipule, ShriGanesha is in its complete matured form so that we develop Mahaganesha within ourselves.
Today Ganapatipule has a great significance, among the Ashtavinayakas, eight Swayambnus of Shri Ganesha. It is the place of Mahaganesha. Mahaganesha is the Pithadish (Governor of all Pithas) and sitting on this Pitha, he looks after and protects all the Swayambhu Ganeshas.
A team of 20 seekers from France have planned to be in Nirmal Nagari, Ganapatipule for a fortnight in January 2019 to experience and enjoy the benefits of Sahaja Yoga Meditation. While the team includes a few experienced Sahaja yogis who have taken self-realisation in the presence of Shri Mataji, and others who desire to know more about Sahaja yoga meditation experience. Around Fifty member Group of Sahaja Yoga meditation practitioners from Nepal and Sikkim visit Nirmal Nagari during their winter vacation in January/February every year.