Shree Vighnahar Ganpati temple or also known as Ozar Vigneshwara temple (Ojhar / Ojzar) is a famous temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha, the Son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. He is the god of wisdom with an elephant head. Vigneshwara Temple or Vighnahar Ganpati Temple is popular for its golden dome (Sonayacha Kalash) and its Deepmala (a stone pillar). Among the Ashtavinayakas temples, the Vighneshwara temple is the only temple that has a golden dome (Sonayacha Kalash) and a pinnacle.
Here ‘Ganesha’ is called as Vigneshwara / Vigneshvar / Vigneshwar – “Lord of obstacles”. Vignahar / Vignahara – “Obstacle Eliminator” and is associated with the legend of Ganesha defeating Vignasura, the demon of obstacles. The deity is represented accompanying his two consorts Siddhi (spiritual power) and Riddhi (prosperity).
Ozar Ganpati Temple Timings:
5:00 AM to 10:30 PM on all days
Photography is not allowed in Ozar Vighnahar Ganpati Temple
Free Vehicle Parking is available near the temple.
The nearest Cities are Pune, Narayangaon and Nasik
Ozar Ganesha Temple Daily Puja / Schedule:
Temple opens at 5:00 AM
Angarki – Temple open at 4:00 AM To 11:00 PM
Maha Aarti – Early Morning To 7.30 AM
Maha Prasad – Morning at 10:00 AM to Afternoon 1:00 PM
Madhyan Aarti – Afternoon – 12:00 Noon
Haripath – Evening 7.30 PM
Maha Prasad – Evening at 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Shejaarti – Last Aarti of the day at 10:00 PM
Ozar Ganesha Temple History:
The Vighnahar or Ozar Vigneshwra temple was built during the Peshwa period. The structure is an example of Vastushastra (architectural sciences). The Ozar Vighneshwara Ganpati temple was built in 1785. In 1967, it was rebuilt by “Shri Appashastri Joshi”. Sri Appashastri Joshi was an ardent devotee of Lord Ganesha.
Ozar Vinayaka Temple Festivals:
The temple celebrates the usual festivals associated with Ganesha: Ganesh Jayanti and Ganesh Chaturthi. At the time of Ganesh Jayanti, the temple was decorated with flowers and lightings. Millions of people visit here for Ganesh Darshan in Ganesh Jayanti. In addition, a five-day festival that begins at Kartik Poornima is also celebrated when the Deepamalas are lit. During Ganesh Jayati events or days, many small shops are opened for shopping and to sell sweet Prashad (Pedha) of Ganesha.
The sacred event of “Bhadrapad Shudh Chaturthi” and “Magh Shudha Chaturthi” is celebrated with great pomp by the devotees who assemble here. There is a beautiful lightening arrangement during this period. The Bael Pola Festival (Bullock Festival) is also celebrated in a similar manner in which the traditional high seat is awarded to the bulls of the person who quoting the highest in the auction.
How to Reach Ozar Ganesha Temple:
Pune International Airport and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport are the nearest Airports to Ozar Ganesha Temple.
Talegaon, Pune and Mumbai railway stations are the nearest railway stations to Ozar Ganesha Temple.
Ozar is in the Junner Taluka in Pune District. Pune-Ozar distance is 85 km. On the Pune- Nasik Road on passing through Chakan, Rajgurunagar, Manchar, one comes to the towns Narayangaon and later to Junnar. Ozhar is 8 km from both Naryangaon and Junnar. There are many buses that travel on a regular basis to the Vigneshwara Temple Ozar. Also, the distance of Ozar to Nashik/Nasik is 145 km via Nashik-Pune NH60 Highway.
Ozar Ganesha Temple Address:
Maharashtra – 410504
Ozar Bhakta Niwas Contact No.: 09822319495, 02132-288330, 02132-288440, 07038114488
Distance to Other Ashta Vinayaka Temples::
Ozar Ganesha Temple to Shree Lenyadri Ganapati Temple 15.1 km.
Ozar Shree Vighnahar Ganpati to Ranjangoan Mahaganapati Temple 66.4 km.
Ozar Ganesha Temple to Theur Shree Chintamani Vinayaka Temple 97.4 km.
Ozar Ganesha Temple to Siddhatek Shree Siddhivinayak Temple 168 km.
Ozar Shree Vighnahar Ganpati to Morgaon Shri Mayureshwar 151 km.
Ozar Ganesha Temple to Pali Ballaleshwar 167 km.
Ozar Ganesha Temple to Mahad Sri Varad Vinayak Temple 133 km.