Sree Mayureshwar Ganpati Temple also known as Shri Mayureshwar Ganpati is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha. The temple is located in Morgaon village in Pune district, Maharashtra. The temple is one of the Ashtavinayaka temples in Maharashtra. The eleven stairs of the temple also have the “Nandi” in front of the temple.
Lord Ganesha has mounted a peacock, he is known as Mayureshwar or Moreshwar – Lord of the peacock. Another legend says that this place was populated by peacocks which gave the city its Marathi name, Morgaon / peacock city, and the presiding deity was named Moreshwar.
The Morgaon Mayureshwar temple is the start and endpoint of Ashtavinayaka yatra around Pune city. Visiting the Ganesha temples is known as Ashtavinayak (Eight-Ganeshas). The pilgrimage is considered incomplete if the pilgrim does not visit the Morgaon Mayureshwar temple at the end of the pilgrimage. The Morgaon Mayureshwar temple is not only the most important temple of the Ashtavinayak tour but it is also described as the most important Ganesha pilgrimage in India. The temple flourished thanks to the patronage of Peshwa leaders and descendants of Moraya Gosavi (Moroba).
According to Ganesha Purana, Lord Ganesha was embodied as Mayureshwar or Mayureshwara, who has six arms with a white complexion. His vahana is a peacock. He was born from Lord Shiva and Parvati in Treta yuga, to kill the demon king Sindhu.
Morgaon is the adhya pitha, the main center of worship of the Ganapatya sect, which considers Ganesha as the Supreme God. The temple attracts the largest number of devotees on the Ashtavinayak tour/yatra. The two primary scriptures of the Ganapatya sect praise Morgaon. While Mudgala Purana devotes 22 chapters to the greatness of Morgaon, Ganesha Purana claims that Morgaon (Mayureshwar) is among the three most important places for Ganesha and the only one in the world.
Morgaon Sri Mayureshwar Ganpati Temple Timings:
5:00 AM to 10:00 PM On all days
Photography is not allowed inside Morgaon Sri Mayureshwar Ganpati Temple.
Free Vehicle Parking is available near the temple.
Morgaon Mayureshwar Temple Daily Puja Schedule:
Prakshal Puja At 5:00 AM and Close at 10:00 PM
Shodashopachar Puja at 7:00 AM
Shodashopachar Puja at 12:00 Noon
Panchopachar Puja at 08:00 PM
Samudaik Evening Aarti at 7:30 PM
Shej Aarti At 10:00 PM
Morgaon Mayureshwar Ganpati Temple History:
Sindhu was the son of Cakrapani, the king of Mithila and his wife is Ugra. Ugra imagined because of the intensity of a solar mantra yet was not able to hold up under the extraordinary warmth transmitting from the foetus, so she surrendered it in the sea. Before long, a son was born from this abandoned foetus and the sea returned him to his grieving father, who named him Sindhu – the sea. The caves of Lenyadri, where the Mayuresvara form of Ganesha is accepted to have been born.
Parvati Devi underwent austerities meditating on Ganesha for twelve years at Lenyadri. Pleased by her penance, Ganesha blessed her by the boon that he would be born as her son. In due course, Ganesha was born to Parvati at Lenyadri and named as Ganesha by Lord Shiva. Little Ganesha once knocked an egg from a mango tree, from which emerged a peacock. Ganesha mounted the peacock and assumed the name Mayureshwara.
The ‘sindhu’ was given the ever-full bowl of elixir of life (Amrita) as a boon from the Sun God. The demon was warned that he could drink from the bowl as long as it was intact. So to secure the bowl, he swallowed it. Sindhu terrorized the three worlds, so the Gods asked Lord Ganesha for help. Lord Ganesha defeated Sindhu’s army, cut his general Kamalasura into three pieces and then cut open Sindhu’s body, emptying the amrita bowl and thus killing the demon. The creator ‘God Brahma’ is described as having built the ‘Morgaon’ shrine, and marrying ‘Siddhi’ and ‘Buddhi’ to Ganesha. At the end of this incarnation, Lord Ganesha returned to his celestial abode, giving his peacock mount to his younger brother ‘Skanda’, with whom the peacock mount is generally associated.
Sri Mayureshwar Ganpati Temple Festivals:
In “Ganesh Jayanti” (Magha) and Ganesh Chaturthi (Bhadrapada), the devotees gather in huge groups to the Mayureshwar temple. On both events, a procession of pilgrims arrives from the Mangal Murti temple, Chinchwad (established by Morya Gosavi- (Moroba)) with the palkhi of Lord Ganesh. The Ganesha Chaturthi is celebrated for more than a month, until Ashwin Shukla. Fairs and celebrations also take place on Vijayadashami, Shukla Chaturthi, Krishna Chaturthi and Somvati Amavasya.
How to Reach Morgaon Sree Mayureshwar Temple:
Pune International Airport and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport are the nearest Airports to Morgaon Sri Mayureshwar Ganpati Temple.
Jejuri and Pune railway stations are the nearest railway stations to Morgaon Sri Mayureshwar Ganpati Temple.
Located in Baramati taluka in the Pune district, the place is well connected by good roads. There are frequent state transport service buses that ply from Pune to Baramati. The distance between Pune and Baramati is 105 km.
Morgaon Sri Mayureshwar Ganpati Temple Address:
Shree Mayureshwar Ganapati Temple,
Maharashtra – 412304
Phone/Mobile No. 02112279986, 09657254563
Distance to Other Ashta Vinayaka Temples:
Morgaon Sree Mayureshwar Ganpati Temple to Lenyadri Girijatmaj / Shree Lenyadri Ganapati Devasthan 160 km.
Morgaon Shri Mayureshwar Temple to Ozar Vigneshwar Mandir 151 km.
Morgaon Sri Mayureshwar Temple to Theur Shree Chintamani Vinayaka Temple 67 km.
Morgaon Sree Mayureshwar Ganpati Temple to Ranjangaon Mahaganapati Mandir 70.7 km.
Morgaon Sree Mayureshwar Temple to Siddhatek Shree Siddhivinayak Mandir 57.8 km.
Morgaon Sri Mayureshwar Temple to Pali Shri Ballaleshwar Ashtvinayak Temple 218 km.
Morgaon Shri Mayureshwar Temple to Mahad Sri Varad Vinayak Temple 155 km