Sarasbaug Ganpati Temple

Sarasbaug Ganpati Temple, Pune

Sarasbaug Ganpati Temple
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Rajani B
651 contributions
Feb 2020
The temple was built in 18th Century by the Maratha king. It houses a beautiful statue of Lord Ganesha. The temple is well maintained. The deity is deemed to be all powerful and hence the temple is very famous and crowded. Hence plan well in advance keeping few hours dedicated for darshan here.
Written April 30, 2020
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Manoj Madhukar Jadhav
Pune, India220 contributions
Dec 2021
This place is situated near by to Swargate, the Bus stand of Pune. The temple is inside the popular Garden of Pune, Sarasbaug. Temple is very clean and many devotees visit here daily and also during the monthly days of a month.
Written April 21, 2022
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Akshay Sharma
New Delhi, India9,325 contributions
Dec 2021
This place houses a beautiful garden and a very old temple of Lord Ganesha inside it. Entry is free and during the festivals there is lot of rush here. Once inside the temple complex the atmosphere is serene.
Written May 22, 2022
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wandering angle
Mumbai, India2 contributions
Feb 2021 • Solo
This is beautiful garden with lush greenery and extremely peaceful ganesh temple inside. There is no parking place . There lots of snack centers outside where you can get delicious pavbhaji and chat . Early morning time is ideal for visit
Written April 22, 2021
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Prasad_wildindia
Pune, India126 contributions
Feb 2019
Another legendary, historic and iconic place of Pune. Good for a family and friends visit.

Parking is a big big issue here.

Many cheap eat options available around here. Visit of around 1-2 hours should be sufficient.
Written January 14, 2020
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Digant V
Mumbai, India80 contributions
Nov 2014 • Couples
I happen to visit this place in recent past and it was horrible. I love the God Ganesha, but the local people have made is place hell.
Its DIRTY everywhere, POLYTHENE BAGS lying around, eaten CORN BUDS, etc.

Young couple grabbed all the corners and bench to sit on and would do a great amount of PDA, No shame, they wont even stop while the children were playing around them.

Its OVER CROWDED and NOISY as there are so many diesel operated merry go rounds outside the garden.

There are lots of local road side food available outside the place, but Its FILTHY.

Please avoid going to this place instead go to other temple of Lord Ganesha.
Written October 15, 2015
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Namrata S
Pune, India31 contributions
Aug 2012 • Family
I being a local have visited this place a number of time. Visiting ganpati bappas temple is like a routine for me on Tuesdays. This temple has a spiritual aura, one you are inside in front of bappa you feel blessed. The idol of bappa is very ancient and beautiful.
Written July 29, 2013
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Soumendra_78
Pune, India277 contributions
Dec 2013 • Couples
Last Visited : January 2014.

How to Reach: We reached by Two wheeler from Kothrud Depot. Around 7-8 KM away.

Site Review : I have visited this place several times but, the sandhya arati of Ganapati Idol is so soothing. All devotees standing together and chanting in chorus. A thrilling experience.
The adjoining are around temple , is below ground level / road level. A nice park.

Historical Information: The Ganapati temple in Sarasbaug, which was built by Madhavrao Peshwa in 1784, completes 225 years on May 28. Popularly known as the Talyatla Ganapati' (because of its island position in the midst of a lake), the temple draws devotees numbering almost 10,000 every day, the number which goes up to approximately 80,000 during Ganeshotsav and other festivities.
The island, a 25,000 square feet space, was named Sarasbaug by Nanasaheb Peshwa, Madhavrao's father. Today, there is no sign of the lake, except for a small moat-like structure that sees a steady flow of water around the staircase leading to the temple. "It was in 1915 that the Pune municipality started filling the lake with debris and garbage but the garden was made around 1950 when the then commissioner of municipality, Bhujangrao Kulkarni, decided to beautify the area".
"The original idol in 1784 was made of a type of stone called kurund' which cost only 10 anas then. Since then the idol has been changed twice, once in 1882 and also in 1990, the latter being crafted by Rajasthani artisans," says Lavate. The idol is called the Siddhivinayak because its trunk turns to the right. "It is believed that if people come here and worship for 21 days at the same time every day, their wish is fulfilled".

Additional Observation: Place is a good picnic spot for many. No entry fee. You may park your two wheeler at the back of the temple for free.

Localities & Food : A bunch of stall around the park gives you scope to enjoy some junk food.

Hotels : NA

Contact Details:
Sansthan Office +91 20 20242022 / 20242132
Offices Address Sarasbaug, 2170 Sadashiv Peth, Pune- 411030, Maharashtra, India.

Temple Address
Parvati Temple Complex +91 20 24423520
Shree Dasha Bhuja Ganapati Temple +91 20 25434353
Mrutunjayeshwar Temple +91 20 25430992

Sanstha Manager
Mr. Vasant M. Potnis , Sarasbaug, 2170 Sadashiv Peth, Pune- 411030, Maharashtra, India.
Written July 7, 2014
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PranavKPandya
Ahmedabad, India275 contributions
Feb 2014 • Family
The Sarasbaug temple in Pune has the idol of Shree Siddhivinayak. It is beleived that here all your wishes is fulfilled. Its a sacred place of faith for millions of devotees in Pune and around the world, on an average the Sarasbaug temple receives ten thousand visitors a day and this figure goes upto eighty thousand devotees per day on Ganesha Chaturthi and other special occasions.

In 1784, Shrimant Sawai Madhavrao Peshwa built a small temple in Sarasbaug and installed the idol of Shree Siddhivinayak Gajanan, the God he worshipped. Naturally Parvati, Sarasbaug and the lake became places of worship and leisurely walks for the people of Pune.

Temple also has Ganesha Museum which is worth visiting. The Temple gives a unique feeling and sacredness after visiting it.

Around the temple is a beautiful pond filled with lotus flowers and habitated by acqua life. At one end of the pond, is a statue of a Crane signifying Saras,the name of the garden. The temple is surrounded by vast green lawns and a botanical garden with beautiful flora of different varieties.

One must visit Sarasbaug Siddhivinayak Ganeshji temple and Shrimant Dagdusheth halwai temple when in Pune.

I am blessed to visit it almost once a month all the way from Ahmedabad!
Written March 7, 2014
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forestloverNagpur
Pune, India837 contributions
Sep 2014 • Solo
A very good place to have darshan of Vighneshwara.
People sit in the lawns and garden outside.
The small zoo nearby has since shifted to the Katraj Zoo.
The people enjoy the evening there and then enjoy the snacks ice cream etc. in the row of small shops serving various dishes and snacks like bhel and vada pav etc.
Written April 3, 2015
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