Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati

Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati

Pune is home to some of the most auspicious temples in India. One of these temples is the revered Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati temple. Known as one of India’s oldest and most famous Ganesha temples, the Dagdusheth Halwai Ganesh temple has a special history behind it. It was built by a businessman named Shri Dagdusheth, a local sweet shop owner (halwai). He was a good friend of Lokmanya Tilak’s and it is believed that his dedication in building the Ganesha temple inspired Tilak to start Ganesh Chaturthi celebration in Mumbai. What started then is today one of the most large-scale festival celebrations of India. The Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati temple is also famous for the fact that its idol has been insured for $160000. The temple trust is one of the richest in Maharashtra and is involved in several charitable acitivites. Here are some more interesting facts about Dagdusheth Halwai temple that you might not have known. The temple is located in Pune and attracts a number of visitors all year round. Here are all the details on how to reach Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati temple from Mumbai: Also Read - This Pune Man Has Been Permitted to Visit Assam Amid Lockdown For Father's Last Rites

How to reach Dagdusheth Ganpati by road

The Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati temple is well-connected by road to all major cities including Mumbai. It is located on Shivaji road in Budhwar Peth in Pune. Distance from Mumbai to Dagdusheth Ganpati temple is 150 km and should take close to 2 hours 45 minutes to reach by road. Here is a map to guide you: Also Read - Maharashtra Continues to Lead as State With Highest Coronavirus Cases, Total Tally Rises to 74

How to reach Dagdusheth Ganpati by train

The closest railway station to Dagdusheth Ganpati temple is Shivajinagar which is located around 3 km from the temple. Several trains like the Deccan Express, Sinhagad Express and Sahyadri Express ply between Mumbai and Shivajinagar in Pune. It takes close to 3 hours and 40 minutes to reach Shivajinagar from Mumbai by train. Also Read - Coronavirus Stage Three in India? Two Confirmed Cases With no Foreign Travel History Recorded

How to reach Dagdusheth Ganpati by flight

The nearest airport to Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati temple is the Pune airport which is around 11 km from the temple. There are several flights to Pune from Mumbai and it takes just around 45 minutes to reach Pune from Mumbai by flight. There are several cabs available to travel from the airport to Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati temple.

So, next time you visit Pune, do make it a point to visit the famous Dagdusheth Ganpati temple. It is surrounded by other historical delights like the Dinkar Kelkar museum which is a recreation of Mastani Mahal.