Mahaganapati Temple, Ranjangaon, Pune district

Address : Maharashtra Pune, Ranjangaon, Maharashtra 412209

District : Pune

Phone : 02138 243 200

Completed : 9th & 10th century

Deity : Shri Mahaganpati

Famous For : Lord Ganesha

Overview:

Ranjangaon Ganpati, located in Maharashtra, India, is a renowned temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha, one of the most revered deities in Hinduism. Ranjangaon Ganpati, also known as Shri Mahaganpati Temple, is a popular Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha. It is located in the village of Ranjangaon in the Shirur taluka of Pune, Maharashtra, India. This temple is one of the eight (Mahaganpati Ranjangaon ) Ashtavinayak temples dedicated to Lord Ganesha and holds great religious significance in Hinduism. The shikhara above the sanctum in the Mahaganapati temple Ranjangaon Ganpati is one among the Ashtavinayak, celebrating eight instances of legends related to Ganesha.This temple’s Ganpati idol was inaugurated and donated by the “Khollam” family, a goldsmith family based in Ranjangaon. The temple was built between the 9th and 10th century. The main temple looks like it was built in the Peshwa period. Nagarkhana is situated above the entrance gate. The temple facing east has huge and beautiful entrance gate. Madhavrao Peshwa made a room in the basement of the temple to keep the idol of lord Ganesh. Later on Sardar Kibe ofIndore renovated it. The idol of the lord Ganesh is also named as ‘Mahotkat’, and it is said that the idol has 10 trunks and 20 hands. While going from the Pune – Nagar highway the route is Pune – Koregaon – then via Shikrapur; Rajangaon is 21 km before Shirur. From Pune it is 50 km. In early 1990s, Govt of Maharashtra established an industrial zone (MIDC) on the land acquired from the nearby villages and the industrial establishment is known as Ranjangaon MIDC. It host many multinational manufacturing companies like Whirlpool, LG to name a few.

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