Ranjangaon Mahaganapati Temple

Ranjangaon Mahaganapati Temple

Maharashtra, Pune

Shrine: Mahaganapati

In the small town of Ranjangaon, resides one of the most compelling forms of Lord Ganesh, the Mahaganapati. The deity so powerful, so dynamic, that the villagers do not bring home Ganapathi idols during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival but personally visit the temple itself. Mythology suggests that the temple was created by Lord Shiva himself. As with other Ashtavinayak temples, the idol is 'swayambhu'. The temple structure was erected during the rule of Peshwas. Madhavrao Peshwa constructed the sanctum and it is believed that he would offer prayers at Ranjangaon Mahaganapati Temple before he rode to war.

Origin: The idol Ranjangaon Mahaganapati Temple is 'swayambhu'(self-originated). The shrine is believed to have been built in the 9th-10th century.


Tripurasura, wrecked havoc on the earth arrogant by the boon he received that he would die only at the hands of Shiva. On the request of the Gods, Lord Shiva tried in vain to kill Tripurasura. Shiva realised that he was unsuccessful in his efforts because he had not paid respects to Lord Ganesha. Once he invoked Ganesh with Sankatanashan stotra, Lord Gajanana  blessed him and with a single arrow Shiva killed Tripurasura.  It is believed that the place where Lord Shiva invoked Lord Ganesha and defeated Tripurasura is Ranjangaon.

This Temple is part of famous Ashtavinayak Yatra


The Ranjangaon Mahaganapati Temple faces east. It has a striking main gate guarded by two statues of Jaya and Vijay. During Dakshinayan, the design of the temple effects the rays of the sun falling directly on the deity. The idol of Ganesha in a crossed legged sitting position with the trunk toward the left is flanked by Riddhi and Siddhi. The stone pillars of old temple signals resemblance with 9th or 10th century architecture.

Picture courtesy
: Ganesh Dabolkhar photography

Darsan Info

Ranjangaon Mahaganapati Temple timings : 5.00 AM to 10.00 PM
Donations and silver coin booking can be done online.

Darsan Dresscode: Devotees are advised to wear clean and conservative attire while visiting Ranjangaon Mahaganapati Temple .


Pune, once a base of Peshwas of the Maratha empire, is the cultural capital of Maharashtra. Ranjangaon is an Industrial town and known for its Automobile industry

Language Spoken: Marathi

Location and Contact

Ranjangaon, Shirur Taluk, Pune, Maharashtra 412209

Contact Number : +91 2138243200, +91 2138243201

Ways to Reach

Pune is well connected to the rest of the country by air and rail. Ranjangaon, 60kms from Pune on the Pune-Ahmednagar highway, has regular state as well as private buses to Pune.

Additional Info

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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

Various rituals carried out in the Mahaganapati Temple include Abhishek, Sahastravartan and Satyavinayak Pooja. Devotees are not allowed inside the Garbhagriha.

Special Rituals

Every Vinayak Chathurthi day there is a Ganesh Yaag by Devasthan Trust.

Pooja Timing

Temple timings : 5.00 AM to 10.00 PM
Abhishek Puja : 5.30 AM
Samudaik Aarti : 7.30 AM
Samudaik Evening Aarti : 7.30 PM
Shej Aarti :10.30 PM

Regular Offerings

Flowers, Garlands, Modakare the main offerings made to the Lord at Ranjangaon Mahaganapati Temple.


January - Ganesh Jayanthi (Jan/Feb)
September - Ganesh Chathurthi (Aug/Sept)

  • Near Bus Stand

  • Ranjangaon
  • Nearby Airport

  • Pune Airport - 77kms
  • Nearby Railway Station

  • Ranjangaon Railway station
  • Taxi Stand

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