The Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati temple is one of the most popular and ancient Ganesha temples in India. It is a prominent tourist attraction in Pune and is visited by devotees all year round. The Dagdusheth Halwai temple gets its name from Shri Dagdusheth Halwai who installed it along with his wife Lakshmibai after they lost their only son to the plague epidemic. The temple’s trust is also known for its several charitable activities. The annual 10-day Ganesh festival is celebrated with great pomp here and is attended by several celebrities and politicians. The Mango festival celebrated here during Akshaya Tritiya is also worth witnessing.
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