The village Ranjangaon is considered to be the place where Lord Shiva himself sought the blessings of Ganesh and ultimately destroyed Tripurasur. The temple of MahaGanapati is very close to the center of the town Ranjangaon. The temple was erected during the rule of the Peshwas. The temple was built by Sardar Kine and one of the Ashtavinayak Temple. Peshwa Madhavrao had constructed the Garbhagriha, the sanctum to house the Swayambhoo statue. The place where Lord Shiva invoked Lord Ganesh also created a temple for him.
The temple faces east. It has an imposing main gate which is guarded by two statues of Jay and Vijay. The temple is designed in such a way that during Dakshinayan the apparent movement of the son to the south the rays of the sun fall directly on the deity. This statue has ten trunks and twenty armson both sides of the idol are statues of Riddhi and Siddhi.
Ranjangaon Ganpati Temple Idol:
Idol facing east is in a crossed-legged sitting position with a broad forehead & the trunk turned towards the left. Riddhi & Siddhi are on both the sides of Mahaganapati.
Meditating on that idol is callad Mahaganapati Dhyan. That idol is not taken out usually. Due to fear of Muslim invasion, in the good old days, the idol was hidden. That Ganesha is called Mahotkata. However, temple trustees have refused the existence of such an idol in the cellar.
The stone pillars of the old temple will be seen in the compound which indicates that the architecture of the original temple shows similarity to 9th or 10th-century architecture.
Ranjangaon Ganpati Temple Timings:
5:00 AM to 10:00 PM on all days.
Photography is not allowed in Ranjangaon Ganpati Temple.
Free Vehicle Parking is available near the temple.
The nearest Cities are Pune, Narayangaon and Nasik
Ranjangaon Ganpati Temple Daily Schedule:
Abhishek Puja at 5:30 AM
Samudaik Aarti at 7:30 AM
Mahapuja,Mahanaivadya at.11.30 to 12:30 PM
Samudaik Evening Aarti at 7:30 PM
Shej Aarti At.10.30 P.M
Every Vinayk Chaturthi Ganesh Yaag arrange by Devstan Trust
Ranjangaon Ganpati Temple History:
As indicated by history the temple was worked in the middle of the ninth and tenth century. Temple has so built that sunbeams fall straightforwardly on Shree Ganesha’s idol. Since this temple was en route to war, Shreemant Madhavrao Peshwa used to end here have Mahaganpati’s darshan. Madhavrao Peshwa made a room in the storm cellar of the temple to keep the idol of Lord Ganesh. He had built a stone sanctum around this swayambhu or self-radiated idol. In 1790 A.D he gave a genetic appropriate to perform pooja of Mahaganpati to Shri Anyaba Dev.
Temple Hall was worked by Sardar Kibe and Owaris (a few little flats raised along the course of encasing mass of the temple) were worked by Sardar Pawar and Shinde. Celebrated recluse Morya Gosavi had exhibited an idol made of five metals to Shri Anyaba Dev. This idol is taken out in the parade on happy days.
Nagarkhana is arranged over the passage door. This Nagarkhana was introduced by Maharashtra’s decent Chief Minister Shri Manohar Joshi on third May 1997. The primary temple resembles the temple from Peshwa’s period. Temple confronting east has tremendous & lovely passageway entryway.
How to Reach Ranjangaon Ganpati Temple:
Pune International Airport and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport are the nearest Airports to Ranjangaon Ganpati Temple.
Yevat, Pune and Mumbai railway stations are the nearest railway stations to Ranjangaon Ganpati Temple.
Regular buses from Pune Station and Shivaji Nagar are available. While going from the Pune – Nagar highway the route is Pune – Koregaon – then via Shikrapur. Rajangaon is 21.2 km before Shirur. From Pune, Ranjangaon is 51.4 km.
Ranjangaon Ganpati Temple Address:
Maharashtra – 412209.
Phone/Mobile No: 02138-243200/01, 9209202222
Distance to Other Ashta Vinayaka Temples:
Ranjangaon Ganpati Temple to Lenyadri Girijatmaj / Shree Lenyadri Ganapati Devasthan 78.5 km.
Ranjangaon Ganpati Temple to Ozar Ganesh Temple 67.2 km.
Ranjangaon Ganpati Temple to Theur Shree Chintamani Vinayaka Temple 41.6 km.
Ranjangaon Ganpati Temple to Siddhatek Shree Siddhivinayak Mandir 94 km.
Ranjangaon Ganpati Temple to Pali Shri Ballaleshwar Ashtvinayak Temple 157 km.
Ranjangaon Ganpati Temple to Mahad Sri Varad Vinayak 122 km.
Ranjangaon Ganpati Temple to Morgaon Shri Mayureshwar 70.7 km.