Dagdusheth Ganpati, Pune

Currently Open [Closes at 11:00 pm]
  • Address: Ganpati Bhavan, 250, Budhvar Peth, Pune, Maharashtra 411002, India
  • Timings: 06:00 am - 11:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-2024479222
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Landmark, Family And Kids
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About Dagdusheth Ganpati, Pune

The Dagdusheth Halwai Ganapati sits in the heart of Pune amidst the heavy traffic and bustling peths. When you enter the temple, loud chants of ‘Ganapati Bappa Morya’ engulf you and your eyes fall on the beautiful Dagdusheth idol in the main Mandap. You can’t help but marvel how beautiful the gold laden Maharashtrian deity is.

The temple was built by Dagdusheth Gadve in memory of his late son. Gadve, a Halwai (Sweet maker) was a devotee of Lord Ganesha and built this temple in his ancestral building in Budhwar Peth.

He also formed the ‘The Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganpati Trust’. It is one of the richest religious trusts in the country. Along with the temple administration, the trust does a lot of philanthropic work. It runs an orphanage, an old age home and ambulance services for poor.

The temple is also notable for popularizing the Ganeshostav. DagduSheth Halwai temple does a lot of constructive work unlike many Ganesh Mandals, who play loud music and ignore the vision that Lokmany Tilak had for the Ganesh Festival.

A grand procession is carried out on the Anand Chaturdashi with the Lord placed in a decorated chariot. Traditional Dhol and Tashe fill the atmosphere with a devotional enthusiasm.

A visit to Pune is incomplete without visiting the Dagdusheth Mandir. It is the pride of Pune. Many Punekars start their day by bowing down to their beloved god. The temple welcomes people of all faith and soothes every chaotic soul that comes in search of some peace.

During the Ganesh festival that is held for ten days, it lightens up with artistic creations which start three months prior to the festival. It is swarmed with visitors in during this time and is the best time to visit the temple in its full glory. The Dagdusheth Halwai Ganapati is the one of best popular things to do in Pune.

Dagdusheth Ganpati Information

  • Try visiting the temple during Ganapati festivals. The decorations are breathtaking.
  • Volunteers are also taken in during this time for managing the huge crowd and other responsibilities.
  • Traditional attire is recommended.
  • Do not carry valuables in the temple during crowded hours. Hold on to your wallet.
  • Devotees can make donations online and also book days for performing abhishek poojas.

Dagdusheth Ganpati Opening and Closing Hours

  • 6.00 A.M.: Darshan for General Public
  • 7.30 A.M.: Sakalchi Aarti (Morning Aarti Prayer)
  • 8.15 A.M. :Darshan for General Public
  • 1.30 P.M. : Naivedyam And Noon Aarti
  • 2.00 P.M. : Darshan for General Public
  • 3.00 P.M. : Madhyana Aarti
  • 3.15 P.M. : Darshan for General Public
  • 8.00 P.M. : Mukhya Aarti
  • 8.15 P.M. : Darshan for General Public
  • 10.30 P.M. : Shejarti
  • The Recommended time to visit 8:00 Am for the morning aarti, 8:15 Pm for the Mukhya aarti.

How To reach Dagdusheth Ganpati by Public Transport

  • Dagdusheth Halwai bus stop
  • Vasant Talkies bus stop
  • Old City post office bus stop

Restaurants Near Dagdusheth Ganpati

  • Wadeshwar
  • Shrikrushna Bhavan
  • Archana Restaurant
  • Akshay Restaurant
  • Durga Bhavan

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Things to Know Before Visiting Dagdusheth Ganpati

  • 95% of people who visit Pune include Dagdusheth Ganpati in their plan

  • 47.56% of people start their Dagdusheth Ganpati visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Dagdusheth Ganpati

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

51.4% of people prefer walking in order to reach Dagdusheth Ganpati

People normally club together Shaniwar Wada and Laxmi Road while planning their visit to Dagdusheth Ganpati.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Dagdusheth Ganpati, Pune Reviews

  • It’s a small temple but has been considered as very holy and spiritual. People who believe find this place magical. It’s the most expensive idol in The city which is covered with gold all over. Feel the magic of this place and do visit once. The area around is very crowded as this temple is one of the most beautiful tourist spot. Don’t expect : parking space anywhere near by Easy free walking space Peaceful time at the temple as it’s most of the time crowded

  • Great place to find peace of mind. The aura of the place is amazing it feels like home here. The decoration on various occasions is eye catching it feels like there is always a festive vibe at this place. Moreover the Ganpati looks just amazing. I love this place and I could never say no to going there. Though there are insanely long queues during festivals but the management of crowd is so well that it would never take you more than an hour to reach the temple even if you are at the end of the queue. My suggestion is this place should be in your must visit list if you are coming to Pune.

  • The temple structure and design is so well build and designed... inside temple everywhere lights and gold will shine if you look at Ganesh idol you will feel relaxed... not sure about others but I do feel relaxed... all the times lots of rush to this temple as it is located in the center of market so traffic on road people but once you go inside all will be worth after seeing all

  • Very famous Ganpati temple in Pune. Usually there is very less rush here. We can see Ganpati idol from main road too as they have kept glass on wall. Temple is well maintained and very nice place. On Tuesday and Ganpati festival there is lot of rush here. Must visit temple. Located in market area.

  • A very beautiful place. Do not travel by your own vehicle as no parking is available there. Use the local transport or at the most you can take a two Wheeler.

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