October 29, 2015

My TripAdvisor Review No.137: Shree Vighnahar Ganpati Temple, Ozar, Pune District, Maharashtra.

“Remover of Obstacles.”
4 of 5 starsReviewed 27 October 2015 NEW
‘Vighnaharta’ means Remover of Obstacles in Marathi language, and that is the name given to this Lord Ganesh at the temple at Ozar. Lord Ganesh got this name when he defeated ‘Vignasura’ the demon of obstacles.

We paid our respects at this temple after visiting the Girijatmaj Ganesh at Lenyadri. Both these temples form part of the Ashtavinayak yatra of eight Swayambu (self apparent) Ganpatis in the Pune region of Maharashtra. Ozar is about 85 km from Pune, and Lenyadri about 100 km. We had spent the night at Lenyadri, and drove down to Ozar the next morning. It was a very pleasant drive of 15 km through green fields of tomato, banana, jowar, bajra, sugar cane, and other crops. We passed a few villages and experienced the rural life of the farmers.

At Ozar there is an entry fee of Rs.20 for each vehicle. There is sufficient free parking for many vehicles in the parking lot next to the river. The temple is next to the Kukadi River, and boats are available near the embankment for pleasure trips. The temple was brightly painted and there was an orderly queue for darshan. The temple is surrounded by a fortified wall from all sides.

We had a good darshan of the Lord.

Around the temple there are some Bhakta Niwas lodgings for the pilgrims to stay. There are some private hotels too.
Visited July 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

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