Seven Famous Ganesh Mandals in Pune

August 31, 2015, In: Festivals

Ganesh Chaturthi is a widely celebrated festival, which is famous not only in Mumbai, but in the entire state of Maharashtra. The people of Pune too celebrate it with just pure bliss, exhilaration and devotion mixed with a tinge of Peshwa culture.

Following are a Few Famous Ganesh Mandals in Pune:

  1. Shri Kasba Ganpati:

Established in 1893, the mandal leads the immersion procession in Pune and all other mandals follow them. During the celebrations, the idol is placed in a silver palkhi and the devotees carry it around on their shoulders.
After rounds on the palkhi, the idol of Ganpati rests on a silver throne placed in the centre of the stage. This mandal is located in Kasba Peth

  1. Shri Tambi Jogeshwari Ganpati:

This mandal was also established in 1893 and is located in Appa Bulwant Chauk at Budhwar Peth and holds the honour of second Ganpati in Pune.

What makes this mandal special is that Bal Gangadhar Tilak started this mandal for the unity and social activeness during the freedom struggle, bringing everyone closer for a common cause.

  1. Guruji Talim Ganpati:

This mandal is located in Ganpati Chowk, Laxmi Road and was established in 1887. It is revered as the oldest Ganesh mandal in Pune, and is honoured as the third most significant Ganpati in the city.

It is also well-known for its decorations and replicas of temples and popular monuments. Being one of the oldest mandals in the city, it adds its essence to the city and the celebrations of the widely popular festival which was undertaken to promote Hindu-Muslim unity.

  1. Tulsi Ram Baug Ganpati Mandal:

This mandal was established 1901 at Tulsi Ram Baug. Honoured as the fourth significant Ganpati in Pune, it is famous for big Ganesha idols, and also holds a record of making the first Ganesh idol from fibre glass that was ever made.

  1. Kesariwada Ganeshotsav Trust:

Established in 1893 at Narayanpeth Tilakwada, this trust holds honour of the fifth most magnificent Ganpati idol in Pune.

This pandal is famous for its social and cultural extravaganza conducted during the festivities for the children and enthusiasts.

  1. Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati Trust:

Established in 1893 Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati Trust is most famous and the richest mandal in Pune. A temple is built around the idol of Ganesha. The trust celebrates the festival with great zest and the same idol each year,

The festival ends with a phenomenal procession and a symbolic submersion of the idol. It is also the most revered Ganpati, not just by the people of Pune but the world over.

  1. Hatti Ganpati Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal:

It is very famous for its attractive decorations and beautiful elaborate layouts. Puja and rituals are attended by dedicate devotees who never miss the celebrations organized by the Hatti Ganpati mandal.

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