Vigneshwara Temple, Ozar

Vigneshwara Temple, Ozar

Maharashtra, Pune

Shrine: Vigneshwara, Vignahara

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.

Origin: The idol of Ganesh is 'swayambhu' (self-originated). The Vigneshwara Temple is believed to have been constructed in the year 1785.

Legend

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 Yatra

Architecture

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 are emeralds and his navel studied with diamond.

Darsan Info

Vigneshwara Temple timings: 5.00 AM to 11.00 AM
The temple priests do Abhisheka and puja on behalf of the devotees and send the prasad by post.

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

Culture

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

Location and Contact

Junnar Taluk, Pune district, Maharashtra 410502

Contact Number : +91 2132288330

Ways to Reach

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.

Additional Info

  • Bhakt Nivas available near the temple.
    Other Accommodation near Vigneshwara Temple :
    Hotel Aryaa Residency +91 2132288044+91 2132288044
    Hotel Neelayam +91 2132288122+91 2132288122
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Climate

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

Devotees are not allowed inside the Garbhagriha of Vigneshwara Temple.

Special Rituals

The priests allow the devotees to do the aarti, if there is not too much rush.

Pooja Timing

Temple timings: 5.00 AM to 11.00 AM
Maha Aarti - 7.30 AM
Madhyan Aarti - 12.00 PM
Shejaarti - 10.00 PM

Regular Offerings

Flowers, Garlands are the regular offerings made to the Lord at Vigneshwara Temple.

Festivals

January - Ganesh Jayanthi(Jan/Feb)
September - Ganesh Chathurthi(Aug/Sept)
November - Karthik Poornima (Nov/Dec)





  • Near Bus Stand

  • Junnar
  • Nearby Airport

  • Pune Airport - 85km
  • Nearby Railway Station

  • Pune railway station - 85 km
  • Taxi Stand

  • Yes

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