Mayureshwar Temple, Morgaon, Pune district

Address : Morgaon, Maharashtra 412304

District : Pune

Phone :  Not Available

Completed : 14th to 17th century AD

Deity : Ganesha as Mayureshwar or Moreshwar

Famous For : Ganesh Chaturthi, Ganesh Jayanti, Vijayadashami

 

Overview:

Shri Mayureshwar Mandir or Shri Moreshwar Temple is a Hindu temple (mandir) dedicated to Ganesha, god of wisdom. It is located in Moragaon in Pune District, about 65 km away from Pune city in the Indian state of Maharashtra.The temple is the starting and ending point of a pilgrimage of eight revered Ganesha temples called Ashtavinayaka. Moragon is the foremost centre of worship of the Ganapatya sect, which considers Ganesha as the Supreme Being. A Hindu legend relates the temple to killing of the demon Sindhura by Ganesha. The exact date of building of the temple is unknown, though the Ganapatya saint Moraya Gosavi is known to be associated with it. The temple flourished due to the patronage of the Peshwa rulers and descendants of Moraya Gosavi. The Morgaon temple is the starting point of the pilgrimage of eight revered temples of Ganesha, around Pune.The temple circuit is known as Ashtavinayak (“Eight Ganeshas”). The pilgrimage is considered incomplete if the pilgrim does not visit the Morgaon temple at the end of the pilgrimage. The Morgaon temple is not only the most important temple in the Ashtavinayak circuit, but also is described as “India’s foremost Gaṇeśa (Ganesha) pilgrimage”.

Timing : 5 am to 10:30 pm
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