Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple

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Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple (Marathi: श्रीमंत दगडूशेठ हलवाई गणपती) in Pune is dedicated to the Hindu God Ganesh. The temple is popular in Maharashtra and is visited by thousands of pilgrims every year.[1][2] Devotees of the temple include celebrities and Chief Ministers of Maharashtra who visit during the annual ten-day Ganeshotsav festival.[3] The main Ganesh idol is insured for sum of 10 million (US$160,000).[4]


Dagadusheth Halwai (Dagadusheth shrivastav / halwai) was Kayastha Brahmin trader originally from Kanpur and settled in Pune . His original surname was "Shrivastav" but later more renowned as Halwai (sweetmaker) as his surname due to his profession .His full name was shrimant dagdusheth kisansheth halwai{shrivastav}. his wife was laxmibai dagdusheth halwai. laxmi road which is famous by her name.dagdu sherth was a wrestler and friend of lokmanya Tilak.his wrestling gym {vyayam shalla}is famous by name Jagoba dada {talim}near shrinath theater

Later he was known as Dagadusheth Halwai. Original Halwai shop still exists near by named Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai / shrivastav Sweet Shop near Datta Mandir in Pune.

He was very famous and rich sweet trader. He was a very virtuous and righteous man. Shri.. Datta Mandir placed in Budhwar Peth, Pune was their residential Building. Ganpati has asked him to worship them and to take care of them . In future just as offspring brings radiance to .And as per his Guruji´s advice he made two idols of Shri.. Datta Maharaj and Shri. Ganpati, and this very idol is the first idol, now this idol is placed in Aakara Maruti Temple, Shukrawar Peth, this idol is worshiped everyday with detailed rituals and rites. , his son govindseth was also famous for his kind and preety nature.In pune govind halwai chowk is famous by his name.Today the four grand son"s one daughter of dagduseth and their family are still there in pune and they are running the business sweet by there name .So for more information visit to there shop opp. to datti mandir shivaji road 241 .budhar peth For more refer[5]

He later established the Halwai Ganapati Trust.[1][3] Bal Gangadhar Tilak, during the British Raj, gave a public form to the Ganesh festival celebrations as a way of getting around an order that barred public meetings.[1]

Temple Trust[edit]

The Halwai Ganapati Trust carries out philanthropic work from the donations received, and is one of the richest in Maharashtra.[6] The trust operates an old age home called Pitashree at Kondhwa in Pune. The home was built at a cost of 15 million (US$240,000) and opened in May 2003.[7] In the same building the trust provides housing and education for 40 destitute children.[6] Other services provided by the trust include ambulance service for poor and health clinics in tribal belts of Pune District.[8]

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  1. ^ a b c Zore, Prasanna D (1997). "Pune's Dagedu Sheth Halwai dresses up for Ganeshotsva". Rediff. Retrieved 4 December 2008. 
  2. ^ Zelliot, Eleanor; Maxine Berntsen (1988). The Experience of Hinduism: Essays on Religion in Maharashtra. SUNY Press. p. 104. ISBN 978-0-88706-664-1. 
  3. ^ a b Rabade, Parag (9 July 2007). "Pune leads the community". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 4 December 2008. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Ganesh clears obstacles for women reciting Atharvasheersha". Hindustan Times. 4 September 2008. Retrieved 5 December 2008. 
  5. ^ http://www.dagdushethganpati.org/history.html
  6. ^ a b Damle, Manjiri (6 July 2006). "Topper has 'mandal' effect to thank for". Times of India. Retrieved 4 December 2008. 
  7. ^ "CM to inaugurate charitable old-age home on Sunday.". Times of India. 24 May 2003. Retrieved 4 December 2008. 
  8. ^ "Social activities". Dagadusheth Ganapati Trust. Retrieved 4 December 2008. 

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Coordinates: 18°30′59″N 73°51′21″E / 18.51639°N 73.85583°E / 18.51639; 73.85583