Thursday, September 1, 2011

Dagduseth Ganapati Temple, Pune

Dagduseth Halwai Ganesh Tempe is an important landmark in Pune (State: Maharashtra). Established in 1893 it is one of the oldest Ganapati temples in the city. The temple is located at a short distance from the historical fort of Peshwas, Shaniwar Wada.

The construction of this temple is attributed to the sweet-maker of the city who lost his son in a plague outbreak.

The temple construction is very unique and has a beautiful stepped tower. It is painted in white and golden color and looks great against the blue sky.

The idol is 4 feet wide and 7.5 feet tall and mesmerizes everyone by its beauty. The devotees can catch a glimpse of the Ganesh idol even from outside the temple.



52 comments:

kavita said...

Jai Ganesha ! Such a beautiful temple.Thanks for an early morning darshanam of Lord Ganesha :) Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to you.

Sridharan said...

Wonderful..!

Zuzana said...

Beautiful structure.;) Maybe this is a stupid question, but what are those chords (lines) that are leading to it? Electricity or just some structural support?
xoxo

Rizalenio said...

I, too, was mesmerized. Awesome! :)

joo said...

Fascinating and beautiful place!

ladyfi said...

What a wonderful structure.

Al said...

That is very different from anything else you've show, and just as amazing.

Liz said...

That's too sad, but they made a beautiful temple.

Happy sky watching.

Liz @ A Simple Life

Pearl Maple said...

The sweet manufacturer has created a delightful temple, the stepped tower detail is really very lovely

Judy said...

That is one very beautiful building!

Gary said...

Another fine tour Rajesh!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

VALKYRIEN said...

You have the most interesting and gorgeous buildings in front of that lovely sky!

Sivinden said...

Great archtecture!

Carver said...

A beautiful day to visit the temple. Lovely shots.

Kim, USA said...

Another beautiful temple here. Thanks for sharing!

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ewok1993 said...

really fascinating tower. it pops against the blue sky.

George said...

This is a beautiful temple -- the colors are wonderful. I really like that tower.

Linda Jacobs said...

Such intricate detail! Beautiful!

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful blue sky, Rajesh. And an interesting place.
— K

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

Team G Square said...

Wow looks like different temple .

Beertje Zonn said...

Beautiful photos!

Greetings, Beertje Zonn

Sylvia K said...

Such beautiful blue skies and they make the perfect backdrop for such a unique and beautiful temple! Superb capture as always, Rajesh! Thank you as always for sharing the beauty and history of your wonderful country along with its lovely skies! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

forgetmenot said...

Your country is just filled with beautiful buildings and monuments. Thanks again for sharing them with us. Have a nice weekend. Mickie :)

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

Sunset at my side.

magiceye said...

Ganpati Bappa Moryaa!!

Pietro said...

What a splendid Temple! Amazing.

Leovi said...

Beautiful pictures, reminds me of this wonderful temple to the stories he read as a child.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very good post about this temple and nice photos.

Regards!

Riet said...

Beautiful pictures.You live in a beautiful country.

thomas said...

another nice temple.

eden said...

Very nice temple. Great shots.

Babli said...

Very beautiful temple. Nice pictures. Wish you and your family a very happy Ganesh Chaturthi.
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Alexander said...

Very interesting facade at the side of this structure.

Have a good weekend.

Alexander
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'Tsuki said...

Your India is a beautiful place indeed ! Thanks for sharing those terrific captures...

Pat Tillett said...

That is a big tribute to a son. Nice photos!

LauraX said...

exquisite architecture...I love the way you've captured a reflection in last photo.

Spiderdama said...

Beautiful and great details. Your sky and world looks warm.
Happy weekend!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Stunning architecture excellent monuments!

Aakash Kokz said...

Beautiful, Happy Ganeshotsav ...

P.N. Subramanian said...

Very timely. The architecture has Maratha influence.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

One man was responsible for bringing this temple into being? Bless him!

I LOVE MY SHADOW

I love my shadow,
My shadow loves me;
We chat together
And don’t disagree!

My shadow and I
Prefer not to shout
As we go walking
And rambling about.

My shadow’s so wise,
I ask what she thinks;
She’s happy to share,
And then nods and winks.

My shadow and I
Are best buds, you see;
That’s why we try hard
To always agree!


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Ms. Burrito said...

Very pretty shadow shots!

Please come and see my shadow shots, have a great weekend!

Joan said...

Beautiful!

Genie said...

I just love looking at all the beautiful feats of architecture you continue to post for all of us to enjoy. This one is gorgeous. So many beautiful temples in one country. Amazing. Likes seeing the ladies in their colorful saris. Wonderful post; genie

♥ Braja said...

Lovely darshan...

SmilingSally said...

There are so many beautiful buildings.

Happy Blue Monday, Rajesh!

Diann said...

Beautiful Photos! Happy blue Monday!

LV said...

No doubt, there are many great buildings in your county based on this shot. Wonderful job on capturing so many details of the temple.

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating this beautiful temple.

Seema said...

Very beautiful temple.......nice pictures....thanks for sharing.

Priya said...

Was Dagdusheth the person who built this building? Very unique architecture indeed!
Priya
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Rajesh said...

Priya: Yeas he was responsible for this temple. I think he has built this temple in memory of his son who passed away due to ill health.