Pune's Famous Ganpati Idols


​Shri Kasba Ganpati Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal

​Kasba Ganpati was declared the first manacha Ganpati of Pune by Lokmanya Tilak, the founder of Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav, and it's temple was commissioned by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s mother Rajmata Jijabai Bhosle in the 17th century.

​Shree Tambdi Jogeshwari Ganeshotsav Mandal

​When Tilak started community celebrations for Ganpati, this was the place where he established a Ganesha idol and made it the second manacha Ganpati in Pune. It is located in the Tambdi Jogeshwari Temple at Appa Balwant Chow.

​Guruji Talim Mandal

​Located on Laxmi Road in Pune, Guruji Talim Mandal is the third manacha Ganpati and is a symbol of Hindu-Muslim unity and communal harmony in the city.

​Sri Tulshibaug Maha Ganpati Mandal Trust

​Tulshibaug Maha Ganpati was established in 1901 by Aba Khatavkar, Sadashiv Pawar and Boloba Walke in the heart of one of Pune’s oldest commercial localities – Budhwar Peth – and has got its name from the Tulshibaug Wada.

​Kesari Wada Ganpati

​The fifth and final manacha Ganpati of Pune Kesari Wada Ganpati in Narayan Peth was established in 1894 by Tilak. For the Pune of people, the Kesari Wada Ganpati represents the freedom struggle that the city witnessed during the British era.

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