Sarasbaug Ganapati temple bears the beautiful and grand idols of Lord Siddhivinayak. Lord Ganesha is the base of any new and auspicious beginning in one’s life. Millions of visitors have flocked to Saras Baug since its origin just because of the staunch and religious belief people have in Lord Ganesha.
Sarasbaug Ganapati temple receives and serves more than 25,000 devotees on daily basis. On special occasions like the Ganesh Chaturthi, the count goes up to even a lakh per day.
People Who Visited Sarasbaug Ganpati Pune
There are great dignitaries and legacies of India and the world who had visited Sarasbaug Gah=nesh temple sacred dwelling to seek blessings. Late S.D. Sharma, Lata Mangeshkar, and Arun Datta are some of the names who visit the temple regularly to seek good will from Lord Ganesha.
History of Saras Baug Ganesh Mandir
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 the 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 in 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 helping 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, the temple was built. Sarasbaug Ganesh Temple in Pune is now taken care by the Devdeveshwar trust which makes cure of the cleanliness as well as the well-being of the temple.