Theur Temple


One of the ‘Ashtavinyaka’ (8 Ganeshas) temples of Maharashtra, the Chintamani Mandir of Theur is located 25 kilometres from Pune and is one of the larger and more famous of the eight revered shrines of Ganesha. It is surrounded by the Mula River on three sides.The entrance of the temple faces north. The vast main hall in the temple is made of wood and has a fountain. A huge bell hangs from the ceiling. The temple's idol is in a cross-legged seated position with the trunk turned towards the left. Ganesha Utsav (festival) is performed at Theur in the month of Bhadrapad (Aug/Sept) and in Magh (Jan/Feb). A huge fair is organised on this occasion.