Ganapati Temple

The Ganapati temple, located on the banks of river Krishna at Sangli, is one of the most beautiful temples in the southern region of Maharashtra, and is known for its rich design and marvelous architecture!
Dating back to the 17th century the Ganapati temple of Pune is one of the marvels of Maharashtrian architecture.

The Ganapati temple of Pune, bearing the deity of Lord Ganesha is carved out of black stone made available from the compound comprising of a big platform, an excellent hall and a 'Nagarkhana'. The doors of the Ganapati temple of Pune are also elaborately designed - the door is made up of a multi-colored natural wood.

One of the most revered Hindu Gods Ganesha is also known by various other names like Ganapati, Ekadanta, Vinayaka, etc; and the Ganapati temple of Pune is dedicated to this deity who is worshiped by millions in and across the country.

During the Ganesha Chaturdashi, a Maharashtrian festival, a huge celebration takes place in the temple. During this festival, the Ganapati temple at Pune is decked up with multifarious adornments and devotees from all parts of the country come to visit the temple to pay homage to the Lord Ganesha

There are many other temples dedicated to Lord Ganesha, known as Ganapati in Maharashtra. These temples, which are stationed throughout India, can be listed as:
  • Ashta Vinayak
  • Siddhi Vinayak
  • Vatapi Ganapati
  • Pillayaarpati Ganapati, etc.
These Ganapati temples bears the image of Lord Ganesha, and are authentic in the sense that each of the temples bears a different aspect of Lord Ganesha, viz. Ekdanta, Vinayaka, etc, as the Hindu mythology says that each of the Gods and Goddesses have more than one incarnation or reincarnation, as we put it.

Therefore, as it is evident, Pune provides an exclusive representation of Lord Ganesha. So if, anybody wishes to see the different facets of the Lord, one can come to Pune.

Last Updated on : 23 May 2013