Guru Ganesh Bhavan is a place of religious importance in Jalna, Maharashtra. The site is located at a distance of about 3 km from the Jalna railway station.
Guru Ganesh Bhavan, also commonly known as the Guru Ganesh Tapodham, is a religious centre in the city of Jalna for people of the Jain community. The place is also known as Karnatak Kesari. The building of the Guru Ganesh Bhavan is in the shape of a massive lotus-like flower. The exterior of the building is coloured completely in white. There is a circular fenced structure inside the building, with Jain mantras written on the boundary.
Guru Ganesh Bhavan is maintained by the Jain trust called Shri Vardhaman Sthankwasi Jain Shravak Sangh, which also looks after the building and functioning of schools for children and visually challenged individuals, libraries and other institutions for the community. The gaushala or cow shelter at the Guru Ganesh Bhavan is the largest of its kind in the entire Marathwada region. For people who wish to stay at the Bhavan, a bhakt niwas or residence for pilgrims is available which is also taken care of by the Jain trust.
There is a fair organised on the premises of the Guru Ganesh Bhavan each year which attracts a lot of visitors and pilgrims. The best time of the year to visit the place is in the pleasant months between October and March. Visitors can expect to spend up to 1 hour at this place.
Guru Ganesh Bhavan is an important landmark in the city of Jalna. The best time to visit the place is during the early hours of the day. Guru Ganesh Bhavan can be visited during timings 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM.