The Chintamani Ganpati temple at Theur is one of the most popular among Ashtavinayaka temples and is located 23 km from Pune, Maharashtra. Theur is located in the Haveli Taluka of Pune and near junction of Bhima river and the Mula and Mutha rivers.
The importance of Chintamani Ganpati Temple is that Lord Chintamani is the god who brings the spirit of peace. The idol of Lord Chintamani Ganesha faces east. Lord Ganesha’s eyes are of precious gems. Mahadwar or the main gate of the temple faces north, and a path connects it to the Mula and Muth rivers.
On weekends huge number devotees will visit the temple. During Ganesh Chaturthi, Ganesh Jayanti and other Ganesh festivals, it will take 4 to 5 hours to have Chintamani Ganpati darshan. On Sundays, they also serve lunches after 12:00 noon, at a minimum rate. Templesinindiainfo.com recommends going for this lunch.
The Chintamani Temple of Theur is dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Son of Lord Siva and Parvati Devi. It is prescribed to be the fifth temple to visit when visiting Ashtavinayak Darshan or yatra, Devotees often visit Theur temple after Morgaon as it is a more convenient route. The idol is swayambhu murti and is oriented towards the east called purvabhimukha, with its trunk turned to the left and beautiful diamonds studded in the eyes. The idol is in a seated position, legs crossed. It is an important mythological place located at the confluence of three main regional rivers, namely Bhima, Mula and Mutha. Lord Ganesha like Chintamani Ganesha is God who brings peace of mind and drives away all perplexities of the mind.
Theur Chintamani Vinayaka Temple Timings:
Morning: 6:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Evening: 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Photography is not allowed in Lenyadri Sri Girijatmaj Ganpati Temple.
Paid Vehicle Parking is available near the temple.
Pune is the nearest City
Chintamani Ganpati Temple History :
The current temple was built by “holy Ganapatya Morya Gosavi” or his “successor Dharmadhar”. Morya Gosavi often visited the temple during his travels between his hometown, Chinchwad and Morgaon, the main temple of Ashtavinayaka. Every fourth lunar day after the full moon, Morya visited the temple of Theur. Now the temple is under the administration of the Chinchwad Devasthan Trust, which also governs the Morgaon and Siddhatek Ashtavinayak temples.
The temple has a wooden Sabha-mandapa, which was built by Madhavraoji. The hall also has a black stone water fountain. In addition to the central shrine dedicated to Lord Ganesha, there are a number of smaller shrines in the temple premises: the Mahadeva temple, the Lord Vishnu-Lakshmi temple, the Lord Hanumanji temple, etc. Behind the temple is Peshwa Wada – Peshwa Palace.
Theur Chintamani Temple Festivals:
The temple celebrates three main events and festivals. The Ganesha Prakatostav corresponds to the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. The festival is celebrated from the first to the seventh day of the Hindu month of Bhadrapada(Bhadrapat), where Ganesh Chaturthi is the fourth day. A fair is held at this event. The Maghotsav event is held to commemorate the birthday of Lord Ganesha – Ganesha Jayanti, which falls on the fourth day of the Hindu month of Magha.
The temple event is celebrated from the first to the eighth of the month. A fair is also organized. The Rama-Madhav Punyostav on the eighth day of the Kartik month commemorates the death anniversary of the temple’s best-known patron, Madhavrao and his wife Ramabai, who performed Sati on his funeral pyre and was burnt with him. In the events or Ganesh Jayati days, lots of shops here for shopping and the Sweet Prashad (Pedha) of Ganesha.
How to Reach Chintamani Ganesh Temple:
Pune International Airport and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport are the nearest Airports to Theur Chintamani Ganpati Temple.
Pune railway station and Mumbai railway station are the nearest railway stations to Theur Chintamani Ganpati Temple.
Theur is nearly 23.5 km from Pune. Several state-run buses, taxis are available from Pune and Mumbai. This Temple is located at a distance of 15 km from Hadapsar.
Theur Chintamani Ganesh Temple Address:
Maharashtra – 412110.
Phone/Mobile No.: 020 26912309, 077988 89938
Distance to Other Ashta Vinayaka Temples:
Theur Chintamani Ganpati Temple to Ozar Vigneshwar Temple 89.4 km.
Theur Chintamani Vinayaka Temple to Ranjangaon Mahaganapati Mandir 44.3 km.
Theur Chintamani Ganesh Temple to Lenyadri Girijatmaj / Shree Lenyadri Ganapati Devasthan 101 km.
Theur Chintamani Ganpati Temple to Siddhatek Shree Siddhivinayak Mandir 96.5 km.
Theur Chintamani Ganesha Temple to Morgaon Shri Mayureshwar 62.5 km.
Theur Chintamani Ganpati Temple to Pali Shri Ballaleshwar Ashtvinayak Temple 142 km.
Theur Chintamani Vinayak Temple to Mahad Sri Varad Vinayak Temple 108 km