Dagdusheth Ganpati

This post is with reference to my previous post named Gold of Pune with a small quiz.

Surprisingly Diane AZ and Gaelikaa got it right; it's Ganesha. Gaelika lives in India. But it was still a surprise! However Diane with the right answer was a total surprise! Divsi got it exactly, it's Ganesha's statue of Dagdusheth.

This temple holds much value for the Puneites [citizens of Pune], and for the uncountable people all over the country. Divsi, from a nearby city named Mumbai [financial capital of India, previously known as Bombay] must have visited the temple at least once in her life time, I guess :)

Below are the photos of Dagdusheth Ganpati. Don't forget to notice the mouse at the end. It has much relevance as it's the lord Ganesha's carrier/vehicle. Every GOD in India has a carrier. Did you know this?

Enjoy the rare photos…

Full Frame - Photo of Dagdusheth Ganpati
Dagdusheth Ganpati
Dagdusheth Ganpati - Full Frame

Close-up - Photo of Dagdusheth Ganpati
Dagdusheth Ganpati
Dagdusheth Ganpati - Close-up

Throne - Photo of Dagdusheth Ganpati
Dagdusheth Ganpati
Dagdusheth Ganpati - Throne

Mouse - Photo of Dagdusheth Ganpati
Mouse of Dagdusheth Ganpati
Dagdusheth Ganpati - Mouse

33 comments :

  1. Thank you Bhaveshji! Up north, the main man is the one and only Sri Hanuman! But Sri Ganesh was worshipped here recently in connection with Diwali! Beautiful photos!

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  2. Bonjour Bhavesh,


    If I know very little Hindu deity, I'm no less attracted and interested.
    Your blog is generous.

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  3. Gorgeous...

    Pls do wish my friend a Happy B'day at Savoir-Faire

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  4. I had recalled seeing a picture of Ganesha in a post you did last month. That's how I guessed it. These are even more beautiful and fascinating of images of Ganesha. I enjoy looking at all the fine textures and details. I did not know about the mouse being the carrier/vehicle of Ganesha. Interesting!

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  5. I wonder why mice and elephants are so often paired in folktales? VERY intriguing!

    The statues are gorgeous.

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  6. Well, I could I made such a mistake!!! Fabulous photos!

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  7. Whoaaa:)m right m right:) he he:) there s sumthin bout dagdu sheth hes a king! Truly! Great pix:)

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  8. Interesting that the gods have carriers, and one is a mouse!
    Beautiful shots of the ornate statue and throne

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  9. These are absolutly fabulous photos!

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  10. Wonderful post. The photos of Ganapati are very beautiful. Excellent pictures as well as informative.

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  12. Wow!!Thanks for share:-)
    wonderful images♥
    Big hugs dear Bhavesh;-)

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  13. These are beautiful. I just wanted to thank you for visiting my blog. I hope that you looked back at my earlier posts, I do love photography.

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  14. What rich decorations. Lovely pictures

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  15. Glittering ans splendid. Thanks a lot :)

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  16. What totally beautiful pictures you show us, and with such vibrant colors.

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  17. She is one and only one but you could shown hers different poses on single snap..!...! ....! Am I correct? Awesome trick.....for Fun

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  18. I'm sure you wanted to comment on I Have 6 Wives. How Many Do You Have?

    Thanks for your comment Mama :)

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  19. great phtotos i had been to this temple its really wonderfull

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  20. @ sona: Nice to read you have been there! :)

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  21. Anonymous07 July, 2010

    ur photo clearity is very good.

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  22. @ Anonymous: I'm happy you liked the photos :)

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  23. I am looking back at this post and I certainly hope I can get to see this temple when I come to India. These photographs are so incredibly beautiful. I would hate to think I would leave India, probably never to return since I am, after all, 65 now, and miss seeing this!

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  24. @ RNSANE: You are very much welcome in India Carmen! I understand your excitement and feelings about India.

    If you want to visit this temple, the best time is from September 11 to September 22 this year. It's the festival of Ganpati. The English dates change every year up to 15 days here or there as the festival is as per Indian calendar based on moon. The statue and temple look beautiful in the other times also, but are on peak during the festival.

    The photo was taken at 1 o'clock in the night.

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  25. Hello to all frieds,

    Many friends do have question why a mouse carrier for The mighty god? This answer may help you understand it.

    There is a mythological story behind it.

    {With Blessings of Mahadev(meaning God of Gods, another name for God Shiv) a Demon name "Gajamukhasur" (meaning Elephant like head) becomes too powerful. He starts harassing innocent people and even gods (like vVayu dev, Angi dev, Devemdra). He compels people to call himself god.

    All the harassed people and gods, pay visit to Mahadev with complain of Gajamukhasur and request to save them.

    Mahadev tells them his mighty son will save them.

    All the people and gods were worried for Kid Ganesha as he was just a kid while Gajamukhasur was the mightiest on the earth but with assurance from Mahadev and Ganesha they let Ganesha go to fight with "Gajamukhasur".

    Ganesha kill all the demons of "Gajamukhasur's" army and beats him up so much that he turns himself in to rat with his magical power and hides into a rat hole but kid ganesha pulls him out with his trunk and sits on him. “Gajamukhasur” Requests Ganesha not to kill him, in return he promises to stay as mice and his slave for lifetime.}

    Its believed all negative energy and evils turn weak in front of you with prayers of lord Ganesha.

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  26. @ Anonymous: Wo! What a perfect explanation!! I'm astonished!!! It was have been great to know your name :)

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  27. Love these images - they shine and glow and sparkle. And thank you for the explanation.
    And , of course, thank you for sharing on Mandarin Orange Monday:))

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