Srimanth Dagaduseth Ganpati temple is situated in Pune. This sacred temple is considered as one of the most important and prominent temples in Maharashtra. Srimanth Dagdusheth Halwai Ganapati is among the most attractive deity. This holy shrine is an embodiment of delight, pride, and honor to the city of Pune. Every year, devotees from every part of the world come to visit this holy place to get blessings from Lord Ganapati. On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, millions of devotees come and celebrate here the ten days festival. Temple of Lord Ganesha is located at a walking distance from the prominent historical monument called Shaniwar Wada, which was used to be directorial headquarter in the Peshwa Regime. Dagdusheth Halwai Mandir is not only one of the most highly honored places of worship in India but a public institution too which is vigorously engaged in the cultural development and social welfare through Dagduseth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganapati Trust.
Dagdusheth Halwai was a rich businessman and a successful sweetmeat seller in Pune. Dagdusheth Halwai constructed this beautiful holy shrine Ganesh Temple in 1893. He lost his son in a plague epidemic, then Dagdusheth and his wife sank into depression. To overcome this grief, he built an attractive Ganesh temple as per the advice of his Guru Madhavnath Maharaj.
This temple is gorgeously constructed and is having a rich history of over 100 years. Vijay and Jay, the two sentinels which are made up of marble, are enough to attract everyone. The construction of this temple is very simple. This sacred temple is having an attractive Ganesh idol which can be seen even from outside. This idol is 4 feet wide and 7.5 feet tall and is ornamented with nearly 8 kilos of gold. The devotees of Lord Ganesha offer him money and gold. In fact with every offering to the Lord gets richer and richer. Moreover, another feature of this temple is, offering plenty of coconuts to the deity. The worth attending thing of this temple is daily abhisheka, pooja and the aarti of Lord Ganesh.
The Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganapati Trust was established in the year 1893 and has thus been in the service of devotees since 108 years. During the festival of Lord Ganesha, the lighting of the temple is marvelous. Shrimant Dagdusheth Ganpati Trust glances into the maintenance of the temple. The Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganapati Trust also organizes various cultural activities like bhajans, atharvasheersh recitation, singing concerts, etc. during the Ganesh occasions. The devotional aura of this place cannot let you untouched by the grace of God you can find a huge crowd in this holy shrine throughout the year.