Dagdusheth Halwai Temple

Open Time : 6:00 AM TO 11:00 PM

Entry : free

Address : Dagdusheth Ganpati Decoration, Saras Baug Road, Saras Baug, Shukrawar Peth, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Why to visit Dagdusheth Halwai Temple

The temple of Shrimant Dagdusheth Ganpati is well known in Pune. The darshan of Lord Ganesha results in the fulfilment of all requests. According to legend, Ganesh ji grants all of his visitors' wishes. Founder of this temple was Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai.

The temple trusts undertake a number of beneficial social projects, such as giving Sassoon hospital patients access to dining facilities. Temple trusts also manage several ashrams for orphan children and senior citizens.

Architecture of the temple:

  • Two marble sentinels named Jai and Vijay initially grab everyone's attention.
  • This temple's stunning Ganesh idol is visible from the outside as well. Ganesha's idol measures 2.2 metres long by 1 metre wide.
  • The temple's other characteristic is the mountains of coconuts that are donated to the deity.
  • Attending Ganesha's daily puja, abhishek, and aarti is worthwhile. During Ganesh Utsav, the temple is beautifully lit.

Entrance fee and Timings at Dagdusheth Halwai Temple:

Everyday from 6 AM to 11 PM, the temple is available to the public with free entry. At 7.30 AM, the Suprabhatam Aarti (morning prayer) begins. At 7:45 AM, it is over. There is also a Tatkal option for visiting the temple, but it costs only Rs. 100.

FAQ on Dagdusheth Halwai Temple

What are the places of attractions near Dagdusheth Halwai Temple?

Kashi bai paternal home, Mastani Lake and Malhargadh fort near mastani lake are the places of attractions near Dagdusheth Halwai Temple.

When is the ideal time to visit Dagdusheth Halwai Temple?

The most famous of them all is Ganeshotsav, which is observed between August and September. The finest time to see the temple is during the 10-day festival of Ganeshotsav, when it is decked with stripes of vibrant lights and flowers.

How to reach Dagdusheth Halwai Temple?

The temple is situated on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Rd, Budhwar Peth, in the heart of the city of Pune. Public transportation is available in the vicinity, and the distance between the airport and the temple is 12.4 kilometres, compared to just 5 km for the railway station. Depending on the distance, you could walk to the temple or take a private car, cab, or auto rickshaw.

Special Tip

The Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Trust celebrates the Ganesh festival, Gudhi Padwa, and Ram Navami. During this period, you can also go on a visit. They regularly host bhajans, concerts, and Atharvasheersh recitations, among other cultural events. If you like, you can participate.

By Mehrosh Shamim

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