On the banks of the gushing waters of Kukadi river, in the small village of Ozar, stands the vibrant temple of Shri Vigneshwara, wherein Lord Ganesha resides in the form of Vignahara, the remover of obstacles. The Vigneshwara Temple was built by Chimaji Appa, in 1785, after the conquest of Vasai fort from Portuguese. He also covered the dome in gold. It then underwent renovation in 1833 A.D. In 1967, it was again reconstructed by Ganesha devotee Appa Shastri Joshi.
Furious at King Abhinandan for not giving him any offering, King Indra send Kaala in the form of demon Vignasura to create obstacles in the universe. On request of the concerned sages, Lord Ganesha battled the demon. Vignasura surrendered in the battle and it was arranged that he would be present only in places where Ganesha is not invoked. Ganesha thus took the name of Vigneshwara or Vignahara.This Temple is part of famous Ashtavinayak Yat...View more
The shrine of Lord Vigneshwara parades colourful wall murals and sculptures. The Vigneshwara Temple dome richly hued with ornate sculptures has a gold at its peak. The entrance is guarded by the sculptures of Jaya and Vijaya. Two large stone Deepamalas (lamp towers) stand near the gateway. The central Ganesha idol has a left-turned trunk and is covered in sindoor. He is flanked by Siddhi and Riddhi. The eyes of Lord Vigneshwara...View more
are emeralds and his navel studied with diamond.
Devotees are advised to wear clean and conservative attire while visiting Vigneshwara Temple.
Pune, once a base of Peshwas of the Maratha empire, is the cultural capital of Maharashtra. Junnar, a town of historical importance is well known for its fresh and healthy air that cures breathing issues, leading to it being known as as "Sanitarium of India". Covering a wide spectrum in farming, from traditional rice to grapes the place is famous for agritourism.
Language Spoken:Marathi, Hindi
Pune is connected to the major cities of the country by rail and air. From Pune, state transport as well as private buses ply regularly to Junnar.
Devotees are not allowed inside the Garbhagriha of Vigneshwara Temple.
Flowers, Garlands are the regular offerings made to the Lord at Vigneshwara Temple.