Celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi 2016 in PuneBack to Homepage
It is a well-known fact that right from the time Shivaji ruled across the state of Maharashtra, the Ganpatiutsav has been held in a great manner. The festival was firstly held in Pune in 1636 and even today, the festival of Ganesh chaturthi is celebrated with as much gaiety.
Today, Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated both in homes and as community puja. There are plenty of preparations done beforehand and people take care of constructing the pandals and having all the necessary crowd management and event management functions in hand. Even the homes in Pune are all cleaned and at least a month prior to the festival.
Major pandals and events in Pune during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival:
There are various big pandals that have got fame internationally for hosting the biggest pujas. Though Ganesha blesses everyone generously, it is the love for Him that we get to see during these days. Pandals of Kasba Ganapati that holds the highest revered position, of Manache Ganapati along with Shri Tambdi Jogeshwari puja that is conducted by women. Other pandals of Shri Tulsibaug Ganpati and Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai are all-famous, and have great significance historically too and draw crowds from near and far.