Manache Ganpati in Pune

पुण्यातील मानाचे गणपती

The city of Pune is famous and popular destination in the state of Maharashtra and blessed with Hindu deities, especially Lord Ganesh.

Five Manache Ganpati in Pune are situated at various places, let’s find out here:

  • Kasba Ganpati in Kasaba Peth
  • Tambdi Jogeshwari at Appa Balwant Chowk
  • Guruji Talim at Laxmi Road
  • Tulshibaug Ganpati at Tulshibaug
  • Kesari Wada Ganpati in Narayan Peth
  1. Kasaba Ganapti – कसबा गणपती (मानाचा पहिला)

An idol of Lord Ganesha was found near the house of Vinayak Thakar, who used to reside close to the residence of Masaheb Jijabai Bhosale. The temple was built by Shivaji Maharaj & Jijabai Bhosale in the year 1639.
The immersion process at the end of the 10th day is led by Shri Kasba Ganpati. Only after the idols from this mandal are immersed can the other mandals begin theirs. The mayor along with the Commissioner of Pune offer prayers and then kick start one of the best going away parties in Pune.

2. Tambdi Jogeshwari – तांबडी जोगेशवरी (मानाचा दूसरा गणपती)

Tambdi Jogeshwari is the temple of Goddess Durga who is regarded as the (ग्रामदेवी) patron deity of Pune City. Here the specialty is that, the statue of Lord Ganesha is immersed every year at the end of Ganesotsav and re-established again in the successive year.
Though the temple was built in the 15th century, the statue of Goddess Durga is still intact. The Ganesh Idol was being established in the temple itself until the year 2000. Since 2000, a separate pendal is put before the temple and the idol is established in a dome made of silver.

3. Guruji Talim – गुरुजी तालीम (मानाचा तिसरा गणपती)

Guruji Talim is the third respected Ganapati in Pune. It was first established in 1887 by two Hindu & Muslim families of Bhiku Shinde and Ustaad Nalban. This is the reason Guruji Talim symbolizes Hindu-Muslim unity in Pune.
This mandal was established way before Lokmanya Tilak started the Sarvajanik Ganesotsav; thus, making them the first mandal to celebrate their Platinum Jubilee.

4. Tulshibaug Ganapati – तुळशीबाग गणपती (मानाचा चौथा)

Tulshibaug Ganpati is the 4th respected Ganapati in Pune. It was first established in 1901. This mandal holds the honor of establishing the first Glass Fiber statue since 1975. It is in the heart and the most crowded part of the city.
The statue is 13 ft. tall and wear ornaments that weigh more than 80 kgs. Artist D.S. Khatawkar has been decorating the statue for years.

5. Kesariwada Ganapati – केसरीवाडा गणपती (मानाचा पाचवा)

Kesariwada Ganapati is the 5th respected Ganapati in Pune. Since its inception in 1894, the Kesari Trust’s Ganesh festival used to be organised at Vinchurkar Wada, off Kumthekar Road, which was then the ancestral home of the Tilaks. Then in 1905, it was shifted to Gaikwad Wada, presently known as Kesariwada.

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