A divine place of worship devoted to Lord Ganapati, Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganapati temple is extremely famous for its religious festivities and is located in Pune, Maharashtra. The temple receives a considerable crowd of devotees every day who come to attend the daily pooja, abhisheka and the Arti of Lord Ganesh. The idol of Lord Ganapati is 2.2 meters high and 1 meter wide and is adorned with almost 40 kilos of gold. The temple receives offerings of gold and money from Lord Ganapati’s devotees every day which goes into the temple’s trust. The temple is open daily from 6 am to 11 pm.
The inception of the temple took place over 125 years ago by Shri Dagdusheth Halwai (sweet maker) and his wife, Lakshmibai. Even today the temple celebrates Lord Ganesh with utmost devotion and grandeur and is visited by celebrities and politicians of Maharashtra. The temple is splendidly decorated with colourful lights during the Ganesh festival and attracts both locals and tourists who come to witness the marvellous celebrations. The Dagdusheth Halwai Ganapati temple trust does not just worship the deity of Lord Ganpati but also serves humanity through various means. The trust is one of the richest in Maharashtra and is utilized to serve humanity by building old ages homes, housing orphan children, establishing cooperative banks, organizing medical camps and ambulance services, facilitating E-learning in school and much more. Atharvashirsha recital which takes place on the fourth day of Ganeshotsav witnesses a gathering of thousands of women for the chanting.
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