Pune is the birthplace of Ganesh Festival in India and the city has the first five Ganpati known as Manache Ganpati.
Kasba Ganapati at Kasaba Peth is the first Manache Ganpati of Pune, located near the house of Vinayak Thakar. Photo Credit @Amol Mase
Tambdi Jogeshwari Ganpati is the second Manache Ganpati and one of the most popular Ganpati idols in Pune. Photo Credit @Amol Mase
Guruji Talim Ganpati is the third most revered Ganpati in Pune, located at Laxmi Road. Photo Credit @Amol Mase
Tulshibaug Ganapati is the fourth respected Ganpatis of Pune, located at the most crowded part of Tulshibaug. Photo Credit @Amol Mase
Kesriwada Ganapti was first installed by Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak and since then Ganesh Puja is celebrated in public. Photo Credit @Amol Mase
Ashtavinayaka refers to eight Lord Ganeshas temples around Pune that house eight distinct idols of Ganesha. The eight temples of the Ashtavinayak in their religious sequence are:
Dagadusheth Ganapati Temple of Pune is located in Budhwar Peth and visited by thousands of pilgrims every year. The Halwai Ganapati Trust is one of the richest temple in Maharashtra.