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Sarasbaug Ganesh Temple, Pune

#7 of 50 in Historic Sites in Pune
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Elegant and crimson colored, Sarasbaug Ganesh Temple makes a popular spot for tourists and devotees. Built in 1784 on an island in the middle of a lake, the temple offers blessings for worshippers of the Lord Ganesha--10,000 visit each day. The temple lies some 1 km (0.6 mi) from the Swargate bus stand, with many good street food outlets nearby. Plan to visit Sarasbaug Ganesh Temple and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Pune attractions using our Pune trip planner.
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  • The temple was built in 18th Century by the Maratha king. It houses a beautiful statue of Lord Ganesha. The temple is well maintained. The deity is deemed to be all powerful and hence the temple...  more »
  • Set in sylvan surrondings of Saras Baug lake and garden, this tiny Ganesha is very peaceful and welcoming. Apparently, a deity who fulfills wishes - SiddhiVinayaka - has made his abode in a brick red....  more »
  • Cool religious place with historical significance. The garden is well maintained with play area for children. Museum behind the temple has very beautiful and rare artistic Ganesh idols. Only lacuna is the couples sitting on the foot over-bridge doing things which passerby feel awkward. Municipal Corporation should not allow the couples to sit there.
  • Famous garden. Nice to have spend the time whenever you are free. There is one Ganesh statue museum which is very beautiful. You can see various types of fishes in pond around the temple. Drawback is that there is only one washroom which is at the end of garden. And its not easily accessible.

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