Ganesh Utsav is a very important celebration in Pune (as also in rest of Maharashtra). In this festival, while there are many Ganapati Pandals in Pune, the 5 most prominent Ganesh (Manache Ganapati) are considered "first among the equals". Yesterday we made it a point to get up early and visit these 5 Ganesh (and few other Ganesh too) in the Peth (Bazar) areas of old Pune. This is a Photo Blog of our visit.
गर्दी नसल्याने मानांच्या सर्व गणेशांचे सहज आणी सुरेख दर्शन झाले. रांग फक्त दगडुशेठ मंडळात होती. आता आपण मानांच्या तथा अन्य गणपतींचे दर्शन घेऊया.
We were expecting that these Ganesh Pandals would have a crowd but since there was no crowd we had very easy and nice darshans of all "Manache Ganapati". There were queues only at Dagduseth Ganapati Mandal.
|Tulsi Bag Ganesh - Manacha 4th Ganesh|
|Kesari wada - Manacha 5th Ganesh|
लोकमान्य टिळकांनी सुरू केलेला उत्सव. सुरूवातीला कुमठेकर रस्त्यावर विंचुरकर वाड्यात सुरू झाला जिथे टिळक राहात असत. आता केळकर रस्त्यावर केसरीवाडयावर हे गणेश असतात.
This Ganesh festival was started by Lonmanya Tilak. This Utsav was first started at Vinchurkar Wada on Kumthekar Road where Tilak resided at that time. Nowadays this Ganesh is placed at Kesari Wada on Kelkar road for the Ganapati Utsav days.
Some other Ganesh in the area are as under:-
|Akhil Mandai Mandal|
|Municial Employees Ganapati in Mandai Area|
|A beautiful Ganesh - Mandal Unknown right behind Dagduseth Ganapati Mandap|
|On the way to Tulsi Bag, a small Mandal|