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Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple in Pune Maharashtra India

Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple is a popular temple of Maharashtra and is visited by lots of pilgrims every year.Here is Some Information about Dagadusheth Ganapati Temple in Pune Maharashtra India.

Location: located a short distance from the historical Shaniwar Wada fort in Pune 
Address: 250, Budhvar Peth, Pune, Maharashtra
Built in: 1893
Built By: Dagadusheth Halwai
Dedicated to: Lord Ganesh
Entry: Free
Photography: Allow
Temple Timing: 6:00 Am to 11:00 Pm
Significance: One of the most temple
Visiting Timing: 1 hour
Best time to Visit: During Ganesh Festival
Main Attraction: Idol of lord Ganesh
Famous As: Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple
Architecture: Hindu Temple
Phone: +91-20-24479222
Nearest Railway Station: Pune
Nearest Air Port: Pune

About  Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple

Dagadusheth Ganapati temple is located a short distance from the historical Shaniwar Wada fort, which was administrative headquarters of Peshwas of Maratha Empire. The temple in Pune, India is a temple dedicated to the Hindu God Ganesh.Dagdushet Halwai Ganapati Temple was built by Dagadusheth Halwai, a sweetmart seller. There is a myth behind this temple Dagdushet lost his son to the plague which plunged him and his wife in a state of depression. To shun away, this grief, he made idols of Lord Ganesha and Shree Datta Maharaj as per his Guru Madhavnath Maharaj’s advice . He later established the Halwai Ganapati Trust. Dagdusheth's good friend, Lokmanya Balgandharva Tilak during the British Raj, came up with the idea of transforming Ganesh Chaturthi into a public festival.
The temple is simple and yet beautiful, that allows the devotees to catch a glimpse of the Ganesh idol and watch the aarti and the pooja even from road without going inside the temple.The 7.5 feet tall and 4 feet wide idol is decorated with colors and gold ornaments. The idol of Ganpati has a solid gold ear and is decorated with nearly 8 kilos of gold. The Ganesh idol, adorned by gold and precious jewellery is rumoured to be insured for a sum of 1 crore.All rituals consisting of pooja, abhisheka and the arti of Lord Ganesh are performed here. Coconuts are offered to the God on a daily basis is the main feature of the temple. During the Ganesh Chaturthi, the demand of coconut reaches nearly five lakhs per day.
Presently, the temple is is under the administration of this Trust. One of the richest in Maharashtra, the trust organises various cultural activities like singing concerts, bhajans, Atharvasheersh recitation etc. The trust also operates an old age home - Pitashree at Kondhwa, ambulance service for poor and health clinics in tribal belts of Pune.

History of  Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple

Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganpati Trust, Pune is pride, prestige, inspiration and ideal for Maharashtra´s Public Ganpati Festival. Through this Ganpati Festival Public Interest, Public Service, Religion, spread of Philosophy and many similar campaign are conducted in such public festivals. Through these public festivals we can give and helping the poor is our responsibility, is the trust´s presumption. Ganpati Festival is a public festival. Everyone must participate in this festival regardless of his or her caste - religion. The Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganpati Trust consistently put effort to celebrate this festival following the thought process of the intellectuals and also satisfying the expectation, hopes and aspirations of the common man.Worshipers from all corners of the world come to see Legendary, Wonderful, Miraculous and auspicious Shri. Ganpati. Worshipers congregate here. The scene is quintessence of Worship and affection for the Lord Ganesh. Worshipers worship with full faith in the Lord. And purifies the soul. Worshipers pay visit to just observe the idol of Lord with all the faith and affection. And preserve the image in their heart and soul. The worshipers bow down in front of the Lord with their two hands and head down, by offering the flowers and even the petals experience the gratitude, worshipers ask.     for blessings for life´s journey strength, power, energy, force, happiness, contentment, glory, to attain success and fame and to get rid of sadness, misery, distress and sufferings ask for mercy from the Lord, to attain success in the field of academics and to divert them towards Knowledge and wisdom they put forth their beseech the Lord of Knowledge and wisdom Vinayak, thus many such worshipers through their faith beautify Lord Ganesh´s court.God is beyond that cannot be seen through eyes, that cannot be sensed, that we are aware off, but that can be experienced in the sanctum of the heart makes the worshiper content and satisfied.

The money donated by the devotees must be utilized for the betterment of the society, to rehabilitate the downtrodden; to reduce pain, misery and tension is the belief of the trust. And to follow their belief the trust is working towards knowing the problems faced by the neglected class. Many events and activities are undertaken by the trust the sole purpose of providing service to neglect and thus they are reaching them to extend their services. Thus following the path of the humble service.

Aarti Timing of  Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple

Sakalchi Aarti Timing: 7:30 AM to 7:45 AM
Naivedyam and Noon Aarti Timing: 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Madhyana Aarti Timing: 3:00 PM to 3:15 PM
Mukhya Aarti Timing: 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Shejarti Timing: 10:30 PM TO 10:45 PM
How to Reach  Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple

By Road: Pick up bus from Swargate going from Mahatma Phule Market, get down near the market and you will find the temple easily. Hiring a rickshaw is a better option. So do come to bow down before Lord Ganesh and seek His blessings.

By Rail: The Nearest Railway Station is Pune Junction.

By Airport: The Nearest Airport is Pune Airport.

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