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Ganapatipule is an ancient pilgrim centre on the western coast of Maharashtra known for its serene beach and its Swayambhu Ganapati temple. It is the only location in the world where Ganesha meets the Father principle, the ocean.
During the sixteenth century, a villager left his village. On his journey he stumbled upon the naturally formed Ganapati (Ganesha) swyambhu. He settled there and built a temple. People subsequently gathered and gradually settled in the area establishing the village of Ganapatipule.
The temple is on the beach at the base of a hill considered sacred and a perennial spring flows from the hill to a pond besides the Temple.