Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple, Maharashtra

The Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple was established by Shri Dagadusheth Halwai and his wife Lakshmibai, in the 1800s, when they lost their son due to a plague epidemic. One of the faces of Indian Independence, the celebration of the festival that had continued since then was popularized by Lokmanya Tilak as a scheme of bringing the people of the country together in the freedom struggle.

A trust known as Shreemanta Dagadusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganapati Trust was established in order to continue the celebration in full swing, ever since its first celebration. The Ganapati festival is the main attraction of this place as even locals agree that there are no temples that celebrate the festival with the same exuberance.

Besides this, the Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati temple in Pune of Maharashtra has a beautiful architecture. The marble laid structure is definitely worth attention. A 7.5 feet tall Ganesha idol that is decked up with 8 kilos of gold is present in the main sanctum of the temple. The statues of Jay and Vijay do not fail to catch the admiring eyes of tourists. The grandeur of the temple is what makes it so famous.

The best time to visit the temple is, without doubt, during the festival. One gets lost in the world of culture and tradition, when they witness this beautiful and marvellous celebration. Devotees and enthusiasts from all over the world visit the Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati temple to witness this celebration. One must not miss the sweets from Dagadusheth Halwai sweet shop when visiting the temple as they are known to be delicious. In order to know more about culture, history and tradition, one must visit this outstanding temple.

Timings

Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple open at 06:00 AM to 11:00 PM (All Days)

Aarti Timings

Suprabhatam Aarti starts at 07:30 AM, Naivedyam Aarti starts at 01:30 PM, Madhyana Aarti starts at 03:00 PM, Mahamangal Aarti starts at 08:00 PM and Shejarti starts at 10:30 PM

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