There are hundreds of Ganesh Pandals in Pune during the Ganeshotsava festival. Each Ganesh Chaturthi mandal tries to outsmart the other by bringing in fresh ideas to the Ganapati pandals. Lord Ganesha is represented differently in each pandal. The pandals are noted for innovative ideas, decoration and some also for spreading social messages. Here is a List of Popular Ganesha Pandals 2016 in Pune during Ganesh Chaturthi 2016
Please note that the list is not based on any criteria.
Shri Kasba Ganpati Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal - Shri Kasba Ganapati established in 1893 is one of the most popular Ganesh Chaturthi Mandals in Pune. The mandal is noted for decorative pandals with specific themes.
One day of the Ganesh Chathurthi festival of Shri Kasba Ganpati is dedicated to women.
The Kasba Ganapati leads the Ganesh immersion procession in Pune from 1894.
(You can get more details of Shri Kasba Ganpati here at the official website).
Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganapati Trust – Pune Dagdhusheth Halwai Ganapati is famous among Ganesha devotees around the world. The murti of Dagdusheth is one of the most sought after idols during Ganesh Chaturthi.
Dagdusheth Halwai Ganesha has a history of more than hundred years and is participating in the Ganeshotsav from 1893 – the year Lokmanya Balgangadhar Tilak introduced the massive public celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi in Pune.
(You can get more details of Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganapati here at the official website).
Rajarshi Shahu Chowk Ganeshitsav Mandal – This popular Ganesh mandal in Pune is famous for creating replicas of famous Hindu temples in
during Ganesh Chaturthi. India
Tambadi Jogeshwari Ganapati Mandal – This Ganesha Mandal has been participating in Ganeshotsav from 1893 and the Jogeshwari Ganpati is one of the most famous Sarvajanik (Public) Ganesha Festival. It is located near famous
and is one of the Ganpatis which Lokmanya Tilak started. Right from its inception the same Ganesh murti is being installed and is always placed on a silver palanquin. Jogeshwari Temple
Hutatma Babu Genu Ganesh Mandal – This Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal is noted for its huge and beautiful Ganesh Pandals.
Mandai Ganeshotsav Mandal – This popular Sarvajanik Ganesh mandal is noted for its decorations and also for involvement in social causes. It is also runs a cooperative credit society.
Vijay Maruti Mandal near
Laxmi Road – Vijay Maruti Mandal is noted for its innovative ideas.
Chitrashala Mitra Mandal – Religious history is theme that this mandal located at Laxmi road chooses.
Shree Tulshibag Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal – This popular Ganesh Mandal at Budhwar Peth attracts thousands of devotees and is noted for its disciplined procession and other rituals. The 14-feet Ganesh idol of Tulshibag is popular among devotees.
Guruji Talim Ganapati – Established in 1887, Guruji Talim Ganapati is popular for its decorations and replicas of temples and popular monuments. One of the oldest mandals in Pune city, it was established as a symbol of Hindu Muslim unity.
Kesariwada Ganeshotsav Trust – Lokmanya Tilak established this mandal in the year 1893 and it is the fifth Ganpati of honor in Pune during Ganeshotsav. This Ganesh mandal has subdued celebrations and is noted for its social work.
Hatti Ganpati Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal – This pandal is famous for its decorations. Pujas and rituals are attended by dedicated devotees who never miss the festival held by Hatti Ganpati Mandal.