Dagdusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple
Dagduseth Halwai temple located in Pune city is one of the most important religious place to visit in Pune. Ever since its inception, Dagduseth Halwai temple pulls in devotees from in and around the world where people throng to receive blessings from the famed Ganesh deity. The temple was built by Dagdushet Halwai and his wife LaxmiBai after a sad incident of plague which took their only son.
The temple also boasts of its rich architecture over a span of 100 years where the 7 feet tall 4 feet wide idol can be seen from a viewer standing outside the shrine. The great leader Lokmanya Tilak being a close friend of Dagdusheth suggested that the Ganesh festival be celebrated in the shrine marking a tradition which continues till this day. Ganeshotsav, the most celebrated 10 days festival is worth paying a visit. An enticing site for visitors and devotees alike are the marble statues of Jay and Vijay which are the sentinels of the shrine. You can also be proud that your offerings to the temple are actually used for supporting various charity funds.