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Chintamani Ganpati Temple

Chintamani Ganpati Temple is an ancient shrine located at Theur in Pune District of Maharashtra. It is considered to be one of the Ashta Vinayak shrines of the state, celebrating eight instances of legends related to Lord Ganesh.

This beautiful temple was built by Shri Daharnidhar Maharaj Devji, a descendant of Maurya Gosaviji. It enshrines the idol of Chintamani Vinayak (Lord Ganesh) facing east. The image has a left side trunk and its eyes are studded with carbuncle and diamonds.

The temple has a separate section for meditation called 'Overry'. The temple hall is made of wood and in its centre is a fountain made up of black stone. A big bell can also be seen in the temple. There is a small Shiva temple in the premises of this temple.

Theur is situated at the confluence of the Bhima and Mula-Mutha rivers, about 20 km from Pune.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Pune
Location: Theur Village


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