Dagdusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganpati Temple

Dagdusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganpati Temple 

Dagdusheth Ganapati Temple in Pune is dedicated to the Hindu God Ganpati. The temple is popular in Maharashtra state and is visited by thousands of pilgrims every year. Devotees of the temple include celebrities and Chief Ministers of Maharashtra who visit during the annual ten day Ganeshotsav festival. The main Ganesh idol is insured for sum of ten million.

dagdusheth halwai ganpati templeDagaduseth halwai Ganpati temple located in pune is one of the most important and visited ganesha temple in Maharashtra state. Dagaduseth seth ganpati temple is visited by millions of people on ganesh chaturthi and the ten-day festival celebration of Ganesh chaturthi.

This vinayak temple is situated at a walking distance from the famous historical monument called Shaniwar Wada, which used to be the administrative headquarter during the Peshwa Regime.

Dagdusheth Ganpati Temple History

Dagdusheth Halwai was a successful sweetmeat seller and a rich businessman in Pune. A very down to earth and righteous person, he constructed the Ganesh Temple in 1893. Earlier he lost his son in a plague epidemic. Both he and his wife sank into depression. To shun away this grief he built a beautiful Ganpati temple as per his Guru Madhavnath Maharaj’s advice.

Lokmanya Tilak, a famous name in the Indian freedom struggle, was a close friend to Dagdusheth. Tilak saw his dedication and also the construction of the temple and it was here that the idea of celebrating public Ganpati festival struck him. It proved to be an epoch making event in Indian history.

The very concept of a community Ganesha Festival was been introduced to us by one of India’s foremost patriot and leading social worker Lokmanya Tilak. The then General public was swept away in the splendor and devotion of this ten day festival which brought in its wake “Kirtans”, meetings, mela and cultural programmes, the echo’s of these could be heard in every nook and corner of the pune city.

Dagdusheth Ganpati Temple Trust

Shreemant dagdusheth halwai sarvajanik ganpati Trust carries out philanthropic work from the donations received, and is one of the richest in Maharashtra state. The trust operates an old age home called Pitashree at Kondhwa in Pune. The home was built at a cost of Fifteen million [230,000 US$] and opened in May 2003. In the same building the dagdusheth ganpati trust provides housing and education for forty destitute children. Other services provided by the dagdusheth ganpati trust include ambulance service for poor and health clinics in tribal belts of Pune District.

Dagdusheth Ganpati Temple Timings

Daily dagdusheth ganpati Temple Timings 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Ganpati Darshan for General Public:

06:00 AM to 07:30 AM

08:15 AM to 01:30 AM

02:00 PM to 03:00 PM

03:15 PM to 08:00 PM

08:15 PM to 10:30 PM

10:45 PM to 11:00 PM

Important dagdusheth ganpati  Temple Puja Timings

Sakalchi Aarti                        – 07:30 AM to 07:45 AM

Naivedyam and Noon Aarti   – 01:30 PM to 02:00 PM

Madhyana Aarti                     – 03:00 PM to 03:15 PM

Mukhya Aarti                         – 08:00 PM to 09:00 PM

Shejarti                                   – 10:30 PM TO 10:45 PM

Dagdusheth Ganpati Temple Address


shreemant dagdusheth halwai sarvajanik ganpati temple,

Ganpati Bhavan, 250, Budhvar Peth, Pune, Maharashtra-411002

Phone:020-2447 9222.


Monday             6:00 am – 10:30 pm

Tuesday            6:00 am – 10:30 pm

Wednesday        6:00 am – 10:30 pm

Thursday           6:00 am – 10:30 pm

Friday                6:00 am – 10:30 pm

Saturday         6:00 am – 10:30 pm

Sunday              6:00 am – 10:30 pm

Dagdusheth Ganpati Temple Accommodation

Hotels in Pune

Pune Hotels list:

  1. Hotel Oyo Rooms


  144-149, pimpri, Pune City, Pune – 411002

  12:00 am to 11:59 pm

2) Fab Hotels


  Hinjewadi, Pune – 411057

 12:00 am to 11:59 pm

3)Park Central Comfort E Suites


  Koregaon Park, Pune – 411001, Opposite Bund Garden Road

  9:00 am to 06:00 pm

4)Hotel Swasti


  Survey No 1234, Apte Road, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune – 411004, Opposite Apte School

  12:00 am to 11:59 pm

5)New White House


  38 Suyojana Co Operative Housing Society, Lane No 5, Koregaon Park, Pune – 411001

  07:00 am to 10:00 pm