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Morgaon(Mayureshwar ) Ganesha Temple in Pune Maharashtra

Here is Some Information about Morgaon Ganesha Temple in Pune Maharashtra India.

Location: Banks of river Karha comes in Baramati Taluka, in district Pune
Built in: 17th Century
Built By: Brahmin Peshwa rulers of the Maratha Empire
Dedicated to: Lord Ganesha
Entry: Free
Temple Timing: 5:00 Am to 10:00 Pm
Significance: One of the Ganesha Temple
Visiting Timing: 30Minuts
Best time to Visit: During Ganesh Chaturthi
Nearest Railway Station: Uruli railway station(23Km)
Nearest Airport: Pune Airport(53Km)

Morgaon Ganesha Temple is situated on the banks of river Karha comes in Baramati Taluka, in district Pune. It is said that shape of this place is like a peacock and once upon a time the place was full of peacocks that it was named Morgaon .The temple is the starting and ending point of a pilgrimage of eight revered Ganesha temples called Ashtavinayaka. Morgaon is the foremost centre of worship of the Ganapatya sect, which considers Ganesha as the Supreme Being. A Hindu legend relates the temple to killing of the demon Sindhu by Ganesha. The exact date of building of the temple is unknown, though the Ganapatya saint Morya Gosavi is known to be associated with it. The temple flourished due to the patronage of the Peshwa rulers and descendants of Morya Gosavi.
There are eight idols of Ganesha, which are the incarnations of the Lord, are placed on the eight corners of the temple is very peculiar and attractive. Another attractive feature here is the tall black statue of ‘Nandi’, the bull. As per the Hindu mythology, the statue was being transported from a nearby Shiva temple. But as soon as it reached the present place, it couldn’t be removed from there.

Archicture of Morgaon Ganesha Temple

The temple is surrounded by a tall stone boundary wall with minarets at each of the four corners, suggesting a Muslim influence on the architecture. The temple complex comprises of a dome , surrounded by a 50 feet high enclosure and decked with four pillars in each corners. It portrays from afar an imagination of a mosque.The main temple is made up of black stone. The temple constructed during Bahamani regime was built in typical Moghul style by Mr. Gole, a hindu officer in the court of patshah. The temple has four gates. In the eastern gate is Lakshminarayana, giver of Dharma. In the southern gate are Parvati and Shankar givers of Artha. Then comes western gate where Rati and Kama resides. Lastly in the northern gate reside, Mahivaraha ( Earth and Sun). In the temple complex there are trees of Shami, Mandar & Tarati. The tree of Tarati is also called as Kalpavruksha. Devotees meditate under this tree & attain desired goals.

History of  Morgaon Ganesha Temple 

Long time back a Sage named Kashyap had two wives, Kadru and Vinita. Kadru's sons snakes imprisoned Vinita's sons namely Shyen, Sampati and Jatayu. Vinita was sorely disappointed . After few years Vinita got one more son. However, when her son was in the form of egg young Ganesh broke that egg and peacock came out of that egg. Newly born peacock had fight with Ganesh. Finally mother Vinita interfered and peacock agreed to be vehicle of Shri Ganesh. However , he laid one condition and said , " Oh! God my name should be pronounced before your name and you be popular by my name." Ganesh agreed and took name Mayuresh for himself. With the help of peacock released Vinita's sons from imprisonment.

Festivals Celebrate  Morgaon Ganesha Temple
  •  Ganesh Chaturthi or Bhadrapada Shuddha Chaturthi – August or September 
  • Magh Shuddha Chaturthi – January or February 
  • Vijayadashami (Dasehara) – October 
  • Somavati Amavasya – September
Other Ashtvinayak Temple in Maharashtra  
  • Mayureshwar Temple at Morgaon, Pune
  • Siddhivinayak Temple at Siddhatek, Ahmednagar
  • Ballaleshwar Temple at Pali, Raigad
  • Varadavinayak Temple at Mahad, near Khopoli, Raigad
  • Chintamani Temple at Theur, Pune
  • Girijatmaj Temple at Lenyadri, Pune
  • Vighnahar Temple at Ozar, Pune
  • Mahaganapati Temple at Ranjangaon, Pune
How To Reach  Morgaon Ganesha Temple

By Road : There are many public and private vehecals available to reach Morgaon Ganesha Temple Pune Maharashtra.

By Rail : The Nearest Railway station is Uruli railway station(23Km).

By Air: The Nearest Airport is Pune Airport(53Km) .

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