Peths in Pune

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Peth, in the Marathi language, is a general locality in the Indian city of Pune. Up to seventeen peths are located in central Pune, and were mostly established during Maratha and Peshwa rule in the 17th-19th century AD. Seven of them are named after the days of the week in Marathi: traders and craftsmen in a given locality mainly conducted business only on that day of the week.[1][2]

Today the peths form the heart of Pune city, and are referred to as the old city, or simply city. They are considered to be the cultural heart of Pune.[1]

List of Peths in Pune[1]
Peth Name Developed by Established in Named for
Kasba Peth Chalukya kings 0746-53 "Qasba" (Arabic: urban cluster)
Guruwar Peth Shahaji 1625 Guruwar (Marathi: Thursday)
Somwar Peth Dadoji Konddev 1636 Somwar (Marathi: Monday)
Mangalwar Peth Dadoji Konddev 1637 Mangalwar (Marathi: Tuesday)
Shukrawar Peth Nilopant Mujumdar 1670 Shukrawar (Marathi: Friday)
Raviwar Peth Nilopant Mujumdar 1670 Raviwar (Marathi: Sunday)
Shaniwar Peth Moropant Pingale 1675 Shaniwar (Marathi: Saturday)
Bhavani Peth Sambhaji 1682 Named after a temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess, Bhavani located here.
Ghorpade Peth Senapati Santaji Ghorpade 1692 After himself
Budhwar Peth Peshwa Balaji Vishwanath 1703 Budhwar (Marathi: Wednesday)
Ganesh Peth Sakharam Bapu Bokil 1748+ Named after the Hindu god Ganesh
Sadashiv Peth Sadashivrao Peshwa 1757 After himself
Narayan Peth Narayanrao Peshwa 1770 After himself
Rasta Peth Raste 1780 After himself
Nana Peth Nana Phadanvis 1783 After himself
Ganj Peth
(later renamed to Mahatma Phule Peth)
British administration 1818+ After Mahatma Phule
Navi Peth British administration 1818+ Navi (Marathi: New)


  1. ^ a b c "Peths in Pune". Pune Diary.
  2. ^ "A brief history of Pune's changing urban morphology - Virasat Pune". Virasat Pune. 2016-05-16. Retrieved 2017-02-14.

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