Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati Mandir

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    Location: Ganpati Bhavan, 250, Chaatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Rd, Mehunpura, Budhwar Peth, Pune, Maharashtra 411002, India.

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1 hour

    Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati Mandir is a Hindu Temple located in Pune and is dedicated to the Hindu god Ganesh this temple is visited by over a hundred thousand pilgrims every year. Devotees of the temple include celebrities and chief ministers of Maharashtra


    This temple is the epitome of pride and honor in the city of Pune. Devotees from every part of India and many people come here to pray to Lord Ganesha every year. Today, this Mandir is not only one of the most highly revered places of worship in India but an institution that is actively engaged in social welfare and cultural development through this temple Trust. This temple speaks of a long and glorious history The deity of Lord Ganesha was incepted by Shri Dagdusheth Halwai and his wife Lakshmibai way back, when they lost their only son to the plague epidemic and the Ganpati festival was celebrated every year with deep faith and enthusiasm, not only by Dagdusheth’s family but the entire neighborhood.


    Shrimant Dagadusheth Halwai and his wife Laxmibai were Lingayat traders and sweet makersakersm in Karnataka and settled in Pune After he gained fame as a hallway, that became his surname. His original halwai shop still exists under the name “Dagdusheth Halwai Sweets” near Datta Mandir in Pune Eventually, he became a successful sweet seller and a rich businessman. In the later 1800s, they lost their two sons to a plague epidemic. Later, as they did not have any heir, Dagdusheth adopted his nephew Govindsheth who was 9 years old at the time of their death. Govindsheth was born in 1891 in Pune and also replaced the first Ganesh idol with a new one, with the first one still being present at Akra Maruti Chowk.

    Inside/Outside Views

    This temple is one of the most beautiful temples in Pune. The view of this place is so beautiful that you cannot take off your eyes. The sunset and sunrise view from this temple is a beautiful experience surely. That time this place looks more beautiful than ever.

    This temple is well decorated and you can feel the peacefulness after visiting this place.

    Opening Hours

    5.00 am to 10.30 pm is the visiting time of this place.

    Entry & Others Fees

    There is no entry fee at this place.

    How to Reach

    By air: Pune international airport is the nearest airport to this place.

    By rail: Pune railway station is near the railway from this temple.

    By road: You can take a bus to reach this place or hire a car or cab to reach this place directly.

    Tips for Travellers

    You must carry your necessary things and water bottles.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes it’s safe to. visit this place

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes it’s allowed and it’s free of cost.

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