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Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple in Pune

·  Summer: March-June (20°C - 42°C)
·  Winter: November-February (8°C - 32°C)
·  Monsoon: July-September

Best time to visit:  July-February

Opening Time: 06:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 11:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Nil

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Named after a reputed halwai (sweet-maker), Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple is among the most popular temples of Lord Ganesha (Ganapati) in the state of Maharashtra. The huge idol of Ganesha (fondly called Bappa) is visible from the road itself and is embellished with loads of gold ornaments. The temple turns into a fascinating venue during the celebrations of Ganesh Chaturthi.

Dagadusheth Gadve got the idol sculpted on the advice of his guru after he lost his son. His sweets shop, named Kaka Halwai, has today turned into a popular franchise. Ardent devotees offer money and jewellery in huge amounts at the temple. Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple Trust uses these offerings in a number of philanthropy works.

Tuesdays experience huge crowds of visitors at the temple. It is worth mentioning that one needs to undergo strict security check before entering the temple. Mobile phones, cameras and bags and baggage are not allowed inside and can be stores in the lockers. The elaborated aartis (prayers) at different times of the day are worth attending.  

Road: Located in the locality called Budhwar Peth, the temple is connected to all parts of Pune by well-maintained roads, which may remain busy throughout the day. The temple is one of the most visited attractions in Pune, attracting flocks of devotees every day.

Railway: Pune Sangamvadi Railway Station is only about 3.5 km. from the temple. To access the temple conveniently, you can hire a taxi, an auto-rickshaw or a cycle-rickshaw from the station. For pleasurable rides, you can hire a horse-cart.

Airway: Pune Airport at Chandan Nagar is at the distance of about 12 km. from the temple. While taxis are the best mode to access the temple from the airport, you may also board a local bus or hire an auto-rickshaw.