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Shreemant Dagdusheth Ganpati Mandir Pune
Shrimant Dagdusheth Ganpati is a very famous temple in Pune. All the wishes are fulfilled by the darshan of Lord Ganesha. It is said that Ganesh ji fulfills every wish of his devotees who come here.
Dagdusheth Ganpati history
This temple was established by Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai. Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai used to be a very famous sweets trader of that era. In 1893, there was a disease named Plague was spread in Pune, during this pandemic Dagdusheth Halwai’s son died. Shrimant Dagdusheth and his wife Lakshmi Bai were very sad because of this.
when he met his guru Shri Madhav Nath, he asked Shrimant Dagdusheth to establish the idols of Lord Ganesha and Datta and worship of idols daily. Lokmanya Tilak himself was present while ganesh murti was installed in the temple.
Lokmanya Tilak ji started the public Ganesh festival in 1894, after that in 1896 the second idol of Ganesh ji was installed. It took about 1200 hundred rupees to make this idol. In 2002, the old temple was rebuilt and a very beautiful and grand temple was constructed.
Dagdusheth Ganpati Architecture
Jai and Vijay, two sentinels made of marble, initially catch everyone’s attention. The beautiful Ganesh idol in this temple can be seen from outside as well. The idol of Ganesha is 2.2 meters long and 1 meter wide. It is decorated with about 40 kg of gold. Devotees of Ganesha offer gold and money to him. Also, heaps of coconuts offered to the deity are another feature of the temple. The daily puja, abhishek and aarti of Ganesha are worth attending. The lighting of the temple is amazing during Ganesh Utsav.
Many celebrities and politicians visited this temple. Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan had been presented with gold ornaments also. In the 10-day long Ganesh festival, many activities are performed here. The temple is decorated, the view remains quite beautiful.
The temple trusts run many social useful programs such as providing food facilities to patients in Sassoon hospital. Temple trusts also run old age ashrams and also run some ashrams for orphan children.
There is also a Tatkal facility to visit the temple which is available only for Rs.100
You can also give Dakshina to the temple online or you can also go there and give physical currency, after getting the darshan of Ganesh Bhagwan ji, you get spiritual peace and do not feel like going out of the temple at all, so whenever you come to Pune, you Must visit temple
Dagdusheth Ganpati How to reach
This temple is about 4 kilometers away from Pune station. Taxi, Auto, and local buses are frequently available. If you are coming to visit Pune, then you must visit Dagdu Seth Ganpati Temple.
Dagdusheth Ganpati Timing
The temple opens at 6:00 in the morning and closes at 11:00 pm in the night.
Dagdusheth Ganpati Vlog
Dagdu Seth Ganpati Images
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Frequently ask question?
Who build dagdu seth Ganpati temple?
It is built by dagdu seth halwai.
Famous places near Pune
Pune is a historical city, hence lots of historical places as well as museums in Pune. Apart from this you can plan one day trip near Pune. Pune has an abundance of the natural beauty of many lakes and dams like pavana dam and kasarsai dam . Some places list mentioned below.
2. Mastani Lake
3. Malhargadh fort near mastani lake
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