Chintamani temple, Theur

Chintamani temple, Theur

Maharashtra, Pune

Shrine: Chintamani

At the confluence of Mula, Mutha and Bhima rivers, amid the serene greenery of Theur, relieving his followers of obstacles, is Lord Ganesha in the form of  Chintamani. By the blessings of the Lord here, devotees are said to attain calm tranquility of mind. The idol of Chintamani is swyambhu and the temple was built by Dharanidhar Maharaj Dev, a descendant of Morya Gosavi. It is also said that that Morya Gosavi  attained 'siddhi' (divine knowledge) here. The temple was a spiritual sanctuary of Peshwas and Shri Madhavrao Peshwa was a loyal devotee of Chintamani. He would visit here to relax his mind and spent the last days of his life at Theur. He also restored the temple during his time.

Origin: The idol is 'swayambhu'(self-originated). The temple is built by Dharanidhar Maharaj Dev.


Mythology describes that once Lord Brahma felt restless and called upon Lord Ganesh to help him. The place where Lord Brahma attained peace is known as Theur.

Another legend elaborates how King Gana a headstrong ruler forcefully obtained the Chintamani ratna from Saint Kapila. Saint Kapila prayed to Lord Ganesha who fought Ganaraj to obtain the Chintamani. However, the sage preferred the Lord to the jewel. So, Ganesha stayed on in Theur with Kapila, taking the name of the jewel Chintamani.

This Temple is part of famous Ashtavinayak Yatra


The entrance of the temple faces north. The main hall in the temple is made of wood and has a fountain. The well-paved yard of the hall is vast. The temple provides a room for those who wants to meditate. A huge bell hangs from the ceiling. The temple's idol is in a cross-legged seated position with the trunk turned towards the left. The eyes of the idol are studded with diamonds.

Pic Courtesy:
Shri Cintamani of Theur by Borayin Maitreya Larios - originally posted to Flickr as Shri Cintamani of Theur. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Commons -

Darsan Info

Temple timings : 6.00 AM to 10.00 PM
There are smaller shrines of Shiva, Vishnu, Hanuman where one can do darshan while doing parikarma(circumambulation)

Darsan Dresscode: Devotees are advised to clean and conservative attire


Pune once a base of Peshwas of the Maratha empire, is the cultural capital of Maharashtra. One of the fastest growing cities in India, it is a centre of modern architecture in the country. A prominent hub for education, research, IT and industries,  it is also the home to many spiritual leaders.

Language Spoken: Marathi, Hindi

Location and Contact

Theur Taluk, Pune, Maharasthtra 412110

Ways to Reach

Pune, which is around 25kms from Theur, is well connected to all major cities in India by rail as well as air. From Pune, regular buses, state transport and private are available. Also taxis are available for to and fro trip.

Additional Info

  • Bhakta Nivas near temple for overnight accommodation. Accommodation also available at Pune
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Place Name Jan - March April - June July - Sept Oct - Dec
Max-Temparture 31.6oC 36.4oC 28.5oC 29.6oC
Min-Temparture 13oC 24oC 20.5oC 14.6oC

Temple Rituals

The priests conduct abhisheka and puja on behalf of the devotees. There is a special section in the temple where devotees can sit and meditate.

Special Rituals

During Angaraki and Shankashti Chathurthi days devotees cook food and distribute it in the temple.

Pooja Timing

Temple timings : 6.00 AM to 10.00 PM

Regular Offerings

Flowers, laddu, modak


January - Maghotsav (Jan/Feb)
September - Ganesha Prakatostav
November - Rama-Madhav Punyostav

  • Near Bus Stand

  • Pune
  • Nearby Airport

  • Pune Airport - 30kms
  • Nearby Railway Station

  • Pune railway station - 30kms
  • Taxi Stand

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