Vighneshwar Temple, Ozar, Pune district

Address : Ozar, Maharashtra 410504

District : Pune

Phone : 02132 288 330

Completed : 1967

Deity : Ganesha as Vigneshwara/Vignahar

Famous For : Vigneshwara Temple or Vighnahar Ganapati Temple


The Vigneshwara Temple or Vighnahar Ganapati Temple of Ozar (also spelt as Ojhar or Ojzar) is a Hindu temple dedicated to Ganesha, the elephant-headed god of wisdom. The temple is one of the Ashtavinayaka, the eight revered shrines of Ganesha in Maharashtra, India. The Ganesha form worshipped here is called Vigneshwara (spelt also as Vigneshvar(a), Vigneshwar : “Lord of obstacles”) or Vignahar (spelt also as Vignahara, “Remover of obstacles”) and is associated with the legend of Ganesha defeating Vignasura, the demon of obstacles.Ozar is located about 85 km from Pune, off the Pune-Nashik highway and about 9 km north to Narayangaon. Along another Ashtavinayak temple of Lenyadri, Ozar is in the Junnar taluka of Pune district. Ozar is situated on the banks of Kukadi River close to the Yedagaon dam built on it. Chimaji Appa, younger brother and military commander of the Peshwa Baji Rao I, renovated the temple and covered the shikhara (temple spire) with gold after seizing the Vasai Fort from the Portuguese. The temple was also renovated in 1967 by the Ganesha devotee Appa Shastri Joshi.

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