Thursday, June 23, 2011

Saras Baug Ganesh Temple, Pune

Saras Baug is an important landmark in Pune (State: Maharashtra). In the 18th century Shrimant Nanasaheb Peshwa started the development and beautification of this area which is about 25000 Sq.ft. To start with this region was once occupied by a lake. But as the time passed the lake dried up and was later developed into a garden named as 'Sara Baug'.

Here, in the year 1750 under the direction of the Sawai Madhavrao Peshwa and Mahadji Shinde a temple for Lord Ganesh was constructed. It got completed in 1784.

This temple is painted in red color externally and one can reach the temple by climbing a series of steps.

Since then several renovations were done to the temple and the area surrounding area so far.

48 comments:

Babli said...

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kavita said...

Many of our ancient temples had a lake nearby.This temple looks well maintained.Thanks for sharing.

Team G Square said...

Wow , nice temple .

ladyfi said...

What a lovely building! So glad that they are renovating it.

Jeevan said...

Nice knowing about this place. Good capture rajesh.

pietrzyk said...

Very interesting. Greetings Andrzej.

Jenny Woolf said...

My great aunt lived in Pune and saw this place.

Pearl Maple said...

Thank you for taking us on tour through these fascinating sites and parts of history

clairz said...

I love seeing the visitors to the temple, too.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful temple against lovely skies! Great captures, Rajesh! Hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Liz said...

It's a beautiful temple and it's good to hear that it's still up and well maintained.

Happy sky watching!

Liz @ A Simple Life

Carver said...

I always enjoy seeing the sites in your part of the world through your photography.

Gary said...

Again wow!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Steffi said...

It´s always very interesting to see your beautiful photos from India!Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend!

Francisca said...

You saw Saras Baug under a clear blue sky... perfect time to visit.

Photo Cache said...

another gem of a place.

happy weekend.

My sky is here

Kay L. Davies said...

Very interesting, Rajesh. I like the first photo, with some blue sky against the red building.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

NatureFootstep said...

intersting place.

chubskulit said...

Such a treat to look up in the sky with such gorgeous views!

My Skywatch, please come by anytime.

Al said...

Very nice, and it looks like a popular temple.

Sailor said...

Seems like you travel to most parts of India. I miss that. Soon we are going to set out for some India discovery tours.

Beautiful pictures.

Sridharan said...

Interesting information!

Indrani said...

Wow! This is new to me.

magiceye said...

this is like an oasis amidst the urban chaos!

V Rakesh said...

Fabulous pictures, as always!

thomas said...

Beautiful temples,here in Malaysia we have ruins of Hindu temples at Bujang Valley,parts of South Indian Cola Dynasty.

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Pranavam Ravikumar a.k.a. Kochuravi said...

You always amazes me with new posts, from which I gets to know about places which I never visited. Soon I will start googling on it.

Thanks for the post...!

Have a nice day.

P-TER said...

Amazing these temples!
Well mapped!
Gr.
P-TER

Zuzana said...

Love that it is painted red. Is it built of wood or stone?;))
have a lovely weekend,
xoxo

Ever Green Tree said...

Have been to Pune, but just had enough time for a quick visit MG road. Would have loved to pay a visit to the temple, had I known abt it earlier. Thx for sharing!

eden said...

What a beautiful temple! Thank you for sharing information about it. Have a great weekend.

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Nisha said...

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Anya said...

Amazing shots :-)
Its a very BEAUTIFUL temple
I wish i could visit India
;-)

Have a nice weekend
enjoy .....

Hugs from us all
:)

Arija said...

I like the way the afternoon light paints the shrine red.
Nice shot.

Leovi said...

Beautiful photos of this spectacular temple.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Unbelievable that your country have so much to share.

Love every temple you showed in your blogg.

Happy SSS...
/chie

Cassie said...

WoW! What a fab piece of architecture. I really like the rich, red color of the building. Have a great weekend.

Genie said...

This is a lovely temple, and it looks like a popular spot for visitors. Not too big and not too small...just the right size. Beautiful. As always you have given us a wonderful history lesson. We are all learning much about your beautiful country.

whizkid said...

your post brought back memories of my visit to saras baug and pune :)
liked the first photo.

have a great week.

RNSANE said...

I can always count on you for a wonderful journey to a special place in India!!!

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Joan said...

Beautiful.
I always enjoy the history I read about here. :)

Dianne said...

the shadows in the first shot are wonderful

Maria @ LSS said...

These are lovely.

Kim, USA said...

Your temple is the same as our church, people gathered around to pay respect. Great shot!

It‘s Red

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating this temple.

Aakash Kokz said...

The temple is wonderful and the carvings over it add more beauty to it.

Arti said...

Next time I visit Pune, I will definitely make it to this one.