November 6, 2015

My TripAdvisor Review No.141: Ranjangaon Ganpati Temple, near Pune, Maharashtra.

“Maha Ganpati among the Ashtavinayaks.”
4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 November 2015NEW
This temple dedicated to Lord Ganesh is about 50 km from Pune on the Pune – Ahmednagar highway. It is the largest Ganpati amongst the eight Ashtavinayaks and hence is known as the Maha Ganpati. As you travel towards Ahmednagar this temple can be seen on the right hand side of the highway at Ranjangaon. There are some hotels nearby where you can put up for the night, as well as at the Ranjangaon MIDC area 7 km further ahead.

There is sufficient parking area in the temple premises, and many shops and eateries as well. There is a small garden nearby as well.

There was an orderly queue of about 25 people to enter the sanctum, and it was well regulated with metal barricades. Security is stringent and photography is prohibited in the temple. The atmosphere is peaceful and serene and we had a good darshan. Different types of ‘prasad’ can be purchased from the special authorised counters outside the sanctum. After darshan we had the ‘modak prasad’ made from a coconut and jaggery mixture encased in pouch of refined flour, which tasted quite delicious.

We had tea at one of the restaurants outside and returned to our hotel at MIDC Ranjangaon.
Visited July 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

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