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Dagaduseth Live Darshan

Dagduseth Halwai Ganpati Temple is one of the oldest Ganpati temples in Pune,Maharashtra. Dagduseth Temple was established in the year 1893. The temple is located close to Shaniwarwada in the heart of Pune city. A halwai or sweetmaker called Dagdusheth is credited for constructing this temple. It is believed that he lost his son in a plague outbreak which plunged him and his wife in a state of depression. To bring him out of this state, his Guru advised him to make idols of Lord Ganesha and Shree Datta Maharaj and take care of them like he would father his son. It was then that the very first idol of Ganesha was made. The simple construction of the Ganpati temple allows the devotees to catch a glimpse of the Ganesh idol even from outside the temple. The Dagdusheth Ganpati temple is visited by hundreds of devotees on a daily basis, this simple yet beautiful architectural design of the temple helps people watch the daily proceedings like the aarti and the puja from well outside the entrance of the temple. The beautiful idol of Ganesha is adorned with gold and precious jewellery which have been offered to the Elephant God by the devotees as a token of their love and affection. The idol of Ganpati has a solid gold ear and is decorated with nearly 8 kilos of gold. Puja is performed twice everyday and people visit the temple in large numbers to pray. Heaps of coconuts are offered to the Hindu God on a daily basis. Especially during the Ganesh Chaturthi the demand of coconut reaches nearly five lakhs per day.

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