Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple – Pune
Dagdusheth Halwai Ganapati is also known as Srimanth Dagadushet Halwai Ganapati temple sits in the heart of Pune amidst the heavy traffic and bustling streets. As you enter the temple, loud chants of ‘Ganapati Bappa Moriya’ surround you and your eyes fall on the beautiful Dagdushet statue in the main mandapam. You can’t help but be amazed at how beautiful the Maharashtrian goddess is, covered in gold.
This Dagadushet Ganapati temple was built by Dagdushet Godve in memory of his late son. Godve, a halwai (sweet maker) was a devotee of Ganesha and built this temple in his ancestral mansion at Budhwar Peth.
Dagdusheth Halwai History:
Shri Dagdushet Halwai is a famous sweet maker in Maharashtra who originally hails from Karnataka and migrated to Maharashtra in the mid 1800s. He is a successful confectioner and a rich businessman. Tragedy struck when he and his wife lost their son to a plague. The Couple were devastated by their loss and were advised by their guru shri Madhavanath Maharaj to build a temple that was dedicated to Lord Ganesh. The temple was completed in the late 1800s, 125 years ago today. People like Sri Tatyasaheb Godse, Sri Mamasaheb Rasne, Sri Shankarrao Suryavanshi and Sri Kashinath Rasne who were the founding trustees of the temple played a great role in making the temple a great place for festival celebrations in Maharashtra.
Lord Ganesh idol
This Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati temple construction is simple and beautiful and mainly devotees can easily catch a glimpse of the Lord Ganesh idol and watch the Aarti and pooja rituals even from the road. In Dagdusheth Ganpati Idol is 7.5 feet tall and 4 feet wide. The Ganapati idol has a solid gold ear and is adorned with around 8 kg of gold. A Ganesh idol, adorned with gold and jewellery worth 1 crore.
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple Timings:
Daily schedule and timing of Dagdusheth Ganapati Temple is mentioned below
- 06:00 AM – Temple opens
- 07:30 AM to 07:45 AM – Sakalchi Aarti (Morning Aarti ).
- 01:30 PM to 02:00PM – Naivedyam and Afternoon Aarti.
- 03:00 PM to 03:15 PM – Afternoon Aarti.
- 08:00 PM to 09:00 PM – Main Aarti.
- 10:30 PM to 10:45 PM – Shez Aarti.
- 11:00 PM – The temple closes.
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Festivals & Best time to visit Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati Mandir
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Mandir authorities take their festival celebrations very seriously. And tourists can see the temples in full swing. The complete list of festivals held in the temple is mentioned below.
- Ganesholsavam – 10 days Ganesh Janma (Maghi Ganeshotsav)
- Magha Gudi Padwa – Temple foundation day Akshaya Tritiya
- Mango Festival (Amba Mahotsavam) on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya.
- Vasant Panchami Celebrating the occasion of Mogaru festival.
- A music festival is organized between Gudi Padwa and Ram Navami, which attracts a large number of tourists here.
Dagadushet halwai Ganapati temple is regularly available to devotees but, During the festival time it is the best time to visit this temple.
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple Address
Ganpati Bhavan, 250, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Rd,
Mehunpura, Budhwar Peth, Pune, Maharashtra – 411002
How to Reach Dagdusheth Ganpati Temple
By Train : Nearest Railway station to Dagadushet halwai Ganpati temple is Pune Railway station which is just 5 kms away from the temple.
By Air : Nearest Airport to the Temple is Pune Airport. The distance from the airport to the temple is 11 km. You can get a cab from Pune Airport to Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati Temple.
By Bus : Vasant Talkies and City post are the nearest bus stops to the Dagadushet halwai Ganapati temple.
Hotels and Restaurants near to Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple:
(0.41 km) Hotel Gandharva Residency
(0.74 km) Monginis
(0.79 km) Hotel Samrat Restaurant
(0.81 km) Reddy’s Restaurant
(2.86 km) Amanora the Fern
(3.20 km) Bloom Hotel – Magarpatta
(3.41 km) Cocoon Hotel
(7.80 km) Elephant & Co. India
Dagdusheth Ganpati Murti Online Booking: Devotees can book abhishekam tickets through an online official website.
Places to visit near Dagdusheth Ganpati Temple:
- Shaniwar Wada
- Raja Dinkar kelkar Museum
- Della Adventure Park
- Pataleshwar Cave temple
- Parvati Hill
- Aga Khan Palace
Dagdusheth Ganpati distance:
Mumbai to Dagdusheth Ganpati distance – 3 hr 6 min (148.1 km) via Bengaluru – Mumbai Hwy/Mumbai Hwy/Mumbai – Pune Hwy/Mumbai – Satara Highway
Pune Railway Station to Dagdusheth Ganpati distance – 13 min (3.8 km) via NH 753F and Veer Santaji Ghorpade Rd
Swargate to Dagdusheth Ganpati distance – 10 min (3.2 km) via NH60
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