Dholya Ganpati Temple

Just about 80 kilometers from Pune, about 30 kilometers before Panchgani is a small town named Wai. There's a famous Ganpati temple over there, named Dholya Ganpati. You probably already know my friends, Ganpati is an Indian lord who has elephant head. Dholya in Marathi language means fat. Yes, the statue of the Ganpati inside this temple is fat and huge. I'm sorry, photography is not allowed inside. So I could not picture him, but if you want to see how Ganpati looks like, check my post on Dagdusheth Ganpati.

Here are some of the photographs of the huge Dholya Ganpati Temple, from Wai in the Maharashtra state India.

Dholya Ganpati Temple

Entrance of Dholya Ganpati Temple

Steeple of Dholya Ganpati Temple

29 comments :

  1. Wow it looks like a big cake ;)

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  2. The post And I am within past when I was there.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  3. So colorful and shaped like an umbrella. Beautiful photos, Bhavesh!

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  4. The entry of the Ganpanti Temple looks very small compared to the overall size.

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  5. Very interesting architecture. I have to agree with thinking of a cake as soon as I saw this picture given the color palette. Intriguing, I hope to visit India one day.

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  6. Reminds me of a gingerbread house.

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  7. Wow! Got to visit this place sometime. The temple looks nice!

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  8. I didnt know this was called "Dholya ganapati" we just heard of it as 'Wai ganapati"... huge and beautiful, isnt it?? we went there twice about 6-7 years back, but i didnt have my digicam then, and the pics i have arent too good.... wish i could go again...

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  9. Great Photos. So nice that you post them for us to view.

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  10. What a beautiful building! I studied architecture in my Humanities class. I love these old Temples and churches. Fascinating! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Splendid! Would like to visit it one day.

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  12. I also thought of a cake, chocolate, with some coloured sugar, a cake of pound of stories for children.

    Good evening Bhavesh

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  13. Interestingly, some new construction at our college features that exact PINK color in the trim also! Very eye-catching!

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  14. Absolutely fantastic: remember the sweet chocolate!

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  15. Wow..that temple really different from others..

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  16. This is a very pretty temple, it would be interesting to know how the top was constructed.

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  17. A chocolate cake for me also...unusual colours.

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  18. You're very much welcome Cheryl

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  19. Let me know if you need guidance and assistance Swaram

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  20. Yes, it is huge and beautiful, Anu. You should visit it again :)

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  21. It's a wonder for me too Mrs Cloud :) A big question how it was made!

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  22. Thanks so much for all your nice comments. Let's sit together and enjoy the cake :)

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  23. Thank you BAVESH for your visit and nice comment, I have never been in PUNE and not in this temple either, but sure I know how beautiful HINDU temples are in India!
    NAMASTE, HELENA

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  24. the texture looks like a huge chocolate turret!

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  25. Does he look like the one in Khetwadi Ganeshotsav? http://www.flickr.com/photos/iamshishir/6111514073/in/set-72157627446361705/

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