Dagadusheth Ganpati temple is popular in Maharashtra and is visited by thousands of pilgrims every year. This temple is dedicated to the lord Ganesh. Dagadusheth Halwai was a Lingayat trader and Sweet maker. A native of Karnataka, he came and settled in Pune. Mr. Dagdusheth Halwai was a successful sweet seller and a rich businessman. After he gained fame as a ‘Halwai’, this name became his surname.
The beautiful temple is a marvel ofConstruction and Architecture, and boasts of a rich history of over 100 years. The Ganesh idol in the temple measures 7.5 feet tall and 4 feet wide. It is adorned with nearly 8 kilos of gold. Shrimant Dagdusheth Ganpati Trust looks after the maintenance of the temple. The Halwai Ganpati Trust carries out all work from the donations received, and is one of the richest in Pune city. The trust operates an old age home in Kondwa, Pune by the Name “Pitashree”. This trust also provides other services like ambulance service for the poor and health clinics in tribal belts of Pune.