I am Sarasbaug Ganapat temple. I bear the beautiful and grand idols of Lord Siddhivinayak. He is the base of any new and auspicious beginning in one’s life. Millions of visitors have flocked to my place since its origin just because of the staunch and religious belief people have on Lord Ganesha.
I receive and serve more than ten thousand devotees on daily basis. On special occasions like the Ganesh Chaturthi the count goes up to even a lakh of them per day.
People who Visited Me
There are great dignitaries and legacies of India and the world who had visited my sacred dwelling to seek blessings. Late S.D. Sharma, Lata Mangeshkar, and Arun Datta are some of the names who visit me regularly to seek good will from Lord Ganesha.
Long back since the 18th century Shrimant Nanasaheb Peshwa had his attentions to make a beautifully gorgeous temple in order to have a positive development towards the likes of environment which was apt for a temple to sustain. He had constructed a lake in those gardens throughout for boating and other activities for the people of the village.
He had planned further the completion of the lake too soon but due to certain constraints things got worse and the workers’ leniency towards their work with great lethargy resulted into late completion. That is when the man himself, Nanasaheb Peshwa once walking through the port felt pity over the slow work and started holding up boulders and helped the workers with the right speed. The ashamed laborers got a thrust and the momentum of their work was later never ending.
That is how the lake was made and later in the same century I was built. I am now taken care by the Devdeveshwar trust which makes cure of the cleanliness as well as the well-being on the temple.