Experience the grandeur and devotion as we unveil the top 12 Ganpati Visarjan Miravnuks in Pune, featuring vibrant streets, lively Dhol Pathaks, and captivating displays. These celebrations capture the essence of the culture the city has to offer, showcasing the city’s unwavering faith and creative spirit during the Ganesh Festival. You’ll hear everyone chanting –
“Ganpati Bappa Morya!
Pudhcya Varshi Lawkar Yaa!”
(Respect to our Lord Ganesha, Come soon next year!)
What is Ganpati Visarjan Miravnuk all about?
Ganpati Visarjan means Immersion of the Ganpati idol in water. This 10-day mega celebration comes to an end on 28th September 2023 as Punekars bid farewell to their beloved Bappa until next year. The last day of the Ganpati Festival is also known as Ananta Chaturdashi. This event is celebrated with a procession that is called Visarjan Miravnuk.
Let us take a look at the best Ganpati Visarjan Miravnuks to look forward to:
1. Shri Kasba Ganpati
Shri Kasba Ganpati, also known as the “Gramdaivat” was installed by Shivaji Maharaj and Jijabai in 1639 and is a local deity of Pune. Kasba Ganpati has the privilege of immersing the idol of Lord Ganeshas first into the river.
2. Tambadi Jogeshwari Ganpati
Tambadi Jogeshwari Ganpati is known as “Gramdevata” of Pune and is quite popular. It is famous for its idol, Jogeshwari, being red (Tambadi) and is said to be over 400 years old.
3. Guruji Talim Ganpati
Guruji Talim Ganpati is the 3rd respected Ganapati in Pune. It was first established in 1887 by two Hindu & Muslim families of Bhiku Shinde and Ustaad Nalban. This is why why Guruji Talim symbolizes Hindu-Muslim unity in Pune.
4. Tulshibaug Ganpati
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5. Kesariwada Ganpati
Kesariwada Ganapati is the 5th respected Ganapati in Pune. This Ganeshotsav of Lokmanya Tilak’s organization ‘Kesari’ started from 1894.
6. Hutatma Babu Genu Ganpati
Situated near Shaniwar Wada, Hutatma Babu Genu Ganpati has a rich historical background with beautiful architecture of its temple.
7. Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati
One of the most popular Ganpati temples in Pune, Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati is known for its beautiful sets, decoration on and around the Ganesha idol, and grand celebrations.
8. Mandai Ganpati
9. Shrimant Bhausaheb Rangari Ganpati
Shrimant Bhausaheb Rangari installed this idol of Ganesha in 1892. This idol of Ganesha striking the demon and sending him to Yamasada is very unique and has not been changed since its inception.
10. Rajaram Mandal Ganpati
11. Jilbya Maruti Ganpati
12. Mati Ganpati
Narayan Peth is the place of ‘Mati Ganpati’ and the form of Ganaraya here is similar. This temple, almost three hundred years ago is in front of us today in a new form but tells us a lot about the history.
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Roads that are closed for Traffic due to Ganpati Visarjan 2023:
On the last day of the Ganesh Festival, almost 2,000 Ganpati Mandals will be out on the streets for Ganpati Visarjan Miravnuks. The safety and harmony during these events are the responsibility of our hard-working Police Department of Pune. This year 9,000 police officers and constables are ready for the ‘bandobast’. All the miravnuks would be under CCTV surveillance, as informed by the department. For peaceful proceedings, following roads in Pune city will be closed for traffic:
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