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Ozar Vigneshwara Temple

Ozar Vigneshwara Temple is located at Ozar, about 10 km from Junnar in Maharashtra. It is one of the Ashta Vinayakas or the 8 sacred shrines dedicated to Lord Ganesh in Maharashtra. Ozar is around 102 km north of Pune en-route to Nasik.

Built in 1833, the temple is situated on the banks of Kukadi River. This east facing temple enshrines a Swayambhu idol of Lord Ganesh flanked by his consorts Siddhi and Buddhi. The image of the deity is decorated with precious and semi precious stones. The idol of a running mouse inside the temple is a delight to see.

Ozar Vigneshwara Temple is renowned for its Deepmala's (garland of lights) and its golden dome. The temple has a spacious courtyard, a grand entrance, sculptural and mural work.

Ganesh Chaturthi and Tripuri Purnima are the major festivals celebrated here.

State transport buses are available from Junnar to Ozar. Private buses and vehicles reach directly up to the temple.

Updated on 18th October, 2005
District: Pune


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