Ranjangaon Ganpati Temple, Pune Tourist Attraction

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Ranjangaon Ganpati Temple Pune Address: Ranjangaon, Pune, Maharashtra, 412209, India

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Ranjangaon Ganpati Temple Pune Timings

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Monday 6:00 am – 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am – 10:00 pm
Wedesday 6:00 am – 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday 6:00 am – 10:00 pm
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Ranjangaon Ganpati Temple is among the eight major temples of Lord Ganesha (also known as Ashtavinayak temples) in Maharashtra. And as per the beliefs, Lord Shiva worshipped Lord Ganesha here before going to defeat the demon Tripurasura.

The idol in the temple is Maha Ganpati, the most powerful representation of Lord Ganesha. It’s said that this avatar has ten trunks and several arms. In the temple, he’s seated on a lotus, with Siddhi (spiritual power) and Riddhi (prosperity) by his sides.

Where is Ranjangaon Ganpati Temple?

Ranjangaon Ganpati Temple is on the Pune-Nagpur highway, 50 km from the city. It’s built within the limits of Ranjangaon village, close to its centre.

History of Ranjangaon Ganpati Temple Pune

The temple was built sometime in the ninth or tenth century. Madhavrao Peshwa used to stop here as it was on his way to war. He made a room in the cellar to keep the idol of Lord Ganesha and built a stone sanctum around it. Other rulers and devotees made more improvements and redesigns as time progressed.

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Things to do at Ranjangaon Ganpati Temple

Ranjangaon Ganpati Temple is one of the eight temples devotees visit on their Ashtavinayak tour. You can see it on any day, though, to take part in the rituals and get blessings of the lord.

It’s during the festivals when the temple comes alive. During Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, small shops are set up, just like a village fair. Many devotees come to visit the temple and offer their prayers.

Another festive occasion is observed in the period of Bhadrapada. Wrestling matches are organised during these days. Holy prasad and free meals are also distributed.

Ranjangaon Ganpati Temple Timings and Entry Fees

Ranjangaon Ganpati Temple visiting hours are from 6 AM to 10 PM. The darshan opens with Abhishek Puja in the morning and closes with Shej Aarti in the evening. And temple entry is free for everyone.

Best time to visit Ranjangaon Ganpati Temple

It’s best to visit Ranjangaon Ganpati Temple Pune during monsoon and post-monsoon, i.e., from July to October. It’s when the weather is most comfortable for a visit. And you also might get a chance to be a part of festive celebrations.

How to reach Ranjangaon Ganpati Temple from Pune?

Ranjangaon Ganpati Temple distance from Pune railway station and the bus stop is about 50 km. From the airport it’s 46 km away. Now, here are the different ways to go to the temple –

By bus – You can take a bus from Shivaji Nagar bus stop to Ranjangaon and visit the temple.

By taxi/cab – Taxis and cabs are the best way to visit Maha Ganpati of Ranjangaon. You can hire them for the day from top car rental companies in Pune and explore the temple and nearby tourist places of Pune comfortably.

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