PUNE is known to have existed as a town since 847 AD. It
was the first capital of the Maratha Empire under
Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhosale. In the 18th century,
Pune became the political center of Indian subcontinent,
as the seat of Peshwas who were the prime ministers of
the Maratha Empire. Pune is sometimes considered the cultural capital of Maharashtra. Since the 1950-60s,
Pune has had traditional old-economy industries which continue to grow. Arrival Pune & Visit Their – Morgan &
Siddhitek Ganpati Temple. Evening back to Pune & visit
The Chintamani Temple of There is a Hindu temple dedicated to Ganesha, the elephant-headed god of wisdom. Located 25 km (16 mi) from Pune, the temple
is "one of the larger and more famous" of the
Ashtavinayaka, the eight revered shrines of Ganesha in
the Indian state of Maharashtra.
This is the most important temple on this tour. The
temple, built from black-stone during the Bahamanireign,
has four gates (It is supposed to have been built by one of
the knights named Mr. Gole, from the court of Bidar's
Sultan). The temple is situated in the center of the village.
The temple is covered from all sides by four minarets and
gives feeling of a mosque if seen from a distance. This was
done to prevent attacks on the temple during Mughal
periods. The temple has 50 feet tall wall around it.
God Vishnu is supposed to have vanquished the asuras
Madhu and Kaitabh after propitiating Ganesha here.This
is the only murti of these eight with the trunk positioned
to the right. It is believed that the two saints Shri Morya
Gosavi and Shri Narayan Maharaj of Kedgaon received
their enlightenment here.The temple is North-facing and
is on a small hillock. The main road towards the temple
was believed to be built by Peshwa's general Haripant
Phadake. The inner sanctum, 15 feet high and 10 feet wide
is built by Punyashloka Ahilyabai Holkar.
(Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganpati Trust,
Pune is pride, prestige, inspiration and ideal for
Mahrashtra's Public Ganpati Festival. Through this
Ganpati Festival Public interest, Public Service region
spread of philosophy and many similar campaign are
conducted in such public festivals.).
The history encompassing this idol states that Vighnasur, a
demon was created by the King of Gods, Indra to destroy the prayer organized by King Abhinandan. However, the demon went a step further and destroyed all Vedic,
religious acts and to answer the people's prayers for protection, Ganesh defeated him. The story goes on to say that on being conquered, the demon begged and pleaded with Ganesha to show mercy. Ganesha then granted his plea, but on the condition that demon should not go to
the place where Ganesha worshipping is going on. In
return the demon asked a favour that his name should be
taken before Ganesha's name, thus the name of Ganesha
became Vighnahar or Vighneshwar (Vighna in Sanskrit
means a sudden interruption in the ongoing work due to
some unforeseen, unwarranted event or cause). The
Ga n e s h a h e re is c a l l e d S h ri Vi g h n e s hwa r
Vinayak.Girijatmaj (Lenyadri) It is believed that Parvati
(Shiva's wife) performed penance to beget Ganesha at
this point. Girija's (Parvati's) Atmaj (son) is Girijatmaj. This
temple stands amidst a cave complex of 18 caves of
Buddhist origin. This temple is the 8th cave. These are called Ganesh-leni as well. The temple is carved out of a
single stone hill, which has 307 steps. The temple features a wide hall with no supporting pillars. The temple hall is
53feet long, 51feet wide, and 7feet in height.
Shiva is believed to have worshiped Ganesha before fighting the demon Tripurasura here. The temple was built
by Shiva where he worshiped Ganesha and the town he
set up was called Manipur which is now known as
Ranjangaon. The idol faces the east, is seated in a cross-legged position with a broad forehead, with its trunk
pointing to the left. It is said that the original idol is hidden
in the basement, having 10 trunks and 20 hands and is
called Mahotkat, however, the temple authorities deny
existence of any such idol.
Drop at Pune
Check out & transfer to Airport Or Railway Station.
Ganesha is believed to have saved this boy-devotee,
Ballala, who was beaten by local villagers and his father
(Kalyani-Seth) for his single-minded devotion to him. Shri
Ballaleshwar, Pali The original wooden temple was
reconstructed into a stone temple by Nana Phadanavisin
1760. There are two small lakes constructed on two sides of the temple. One of them is reserved for the puja
(worship) of the Deity. This temple faces the east and has two sanctums. The inner one houses the murti and has a
Musika (Ganesha's mouse vahana) with modaka in his forepaws in front of it.
The handsome Prince Rukmangad refused sage
Vachaknavi's wife Mukunda's illicit call, and was cursed to suffer from leprosy. Mukunda was satisfied by Indra who
deceived her as Rukmangad and she bore a child by name
Grutsamad. When Grutsamad came to know about the real story he cursed his mother Mukunda to become the tree of Bori and she, in turn, cursed him to bore a demon son named Tripurasur, the one who was defeated by Shiva
after praying the Ranjangaon Ganesha. Grutsamad after getting cursed went to the forest of Pushpak and worshipped Ganesha. Sage Grutsamad is famous for the mantra GaNanaN Tva. He founded the temple and called this Ganesha: Varada-Vinayak.
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