In this era of e-mail and whatsapp and social media, hand-written letters have become almost redundant but not so in this unusual temple.
Here, the postman has to take about a 1000 letters and speed posts to this temple every day. The address is Trinetra Ganesha Temple, Sawai Madhopur, Ranthambore, Rasjasthan, 322021.
This unique temple is known as the Trinity Ganesha Temple, which is located in the Ranthambore Fort. All the letters that are received here are offered by the priest to Lord Ganesha. Some letters are read twice a day in the temple.
It is said that Lord Ganesha, who is known as the master and remover of obstacles (vighna), removes all the miseries from the lives of his devotees and fulfils their wishes when they send their wish written in this letter.
These letters are then read by the priests of the temple.
However, marriage invitations are sent 15 days prior so that it can be offered to Lord in time.
The temple was build in the 13th century by King Hammir after he dreamt of Lord Ganesha. King Hammir fought battled with Jalaluddin Khilji for several years. The stocks in his godowns were running out.
One night, King Hammir, a devotee of Lord Ganesha, dreamt that the Lord came to him and said that the next morning all his problems would be over.