Pune, Sep 12: The idol of Lord Ganesha is installed at Pune's Dagdusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple. On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, devotees have started visiting the Dagdusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple to offer puja aarti to Lord Ganesha. The 10-day celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi or Ganeshotsav will end on Anant Chaturdashi, also known as Ganesh Visarjan. Click here to watch live streaming of puja aarti from Dagdusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple.
Devotees of the Dagdusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple include celebrities and Chief Ministers of Maharashtra who visit during the Ganeshotsav festival. Dagdusheth Halwai (Dagadusheth Gadve), Lingayat trader and sweet maker (Halwai in Marathi), constructed the temple. Lokmanya Tilak thought of celebrating public Ganesh festival at this temple. The temple is built in a way that the beautiful Ganesh idol can be seen even from outside. Ganpati Songs by Anup Jalota: Ganesh Vandana to Ganpati Chalisa, Listen to these Melodious Bhajans This Ganeshotsav.
The Dagdusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple opens for devotees at 6 am every day. Suprabhatam Aarti is performed between 7:30 am to 7:45 am. Naivedyam Aarti is offered between 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm. Madhyana Aarti is offered between 3:00 pm to 3:15 pm. Mahamangal Aarti is performed between 8:00 pm to 8:15 pm. Shejarti is offered between 10:30 pm to 10:45 pm. Darshan for the general public is available in several session. Click here to know timings.
The Ganeshotsav will culminate on September 23 with the immersion of Lord Ganesha idols in different water bodies. While several big mandals immerse the idol on the last day, some do the immersion on one-and-a-half day, third, fifth or seventh day.