The Chintamani Temple, Theur


The Chintamani Ganpati temple was erected by Shri Daharnidhar Maharaj Devji a scion of Maurya Gosaviji. After hundred years Madhavrao Peshwa made the Sabhamandap of the temple. A few years ago the shikhar- the crest, of the temple was anointed in gold.The idol of Chintamani is purvabhimukha-facing east and its eyes are studded with precious stones.The main gate of the temple faces North. There is a road that connects the Mahadwar to the river Mula Muth. The Sabhamandap of the temple is made of wood and in its centre is a fountain made of Stone.

One of the interesting things about the temple is the separate section for meditation. It is called a Overry. These sections were found often in old temples but temples made in recent times do not have these sections.There is also a small Shiva temple in the premises of this temple.

At Theyoor in the Haveli Taluka of Pune district in Maharashtra is the temple dedicated to Chintamani Vinayak. The village is along the river Mulamutha. Ganesh as Chintamani is god who brings peace of mind and drives away all perplexities of the mind.

It is believed that Brahma the creator once felt tharva that is restive. To still his mind he called upon Lord Ganesh. The place where Brahma achieved the quietude he was looking for is known as the Sthavar region or as Theur.

Location info:

Address:Theur Maharashtra,India
District: Pune
Nearest City: Pune
Best time to visit: October To March


Summer: Maximum 400C Minimum 290C
Winter: Maximum 260C Minimum 100C


The history of the Chintamani Ganesh Temple dates back to the ancient period when the people used to believe in the notion that the gods and he goddesses come alive on the earth for their purpose or to attend their follower's ardent prayers; from such a notion came the idea that the Lord Ganesh came into the earth and created the temple for himself in Ujjain is very popular.
During Sagar Manthan, churning of the sea by the Gods and the Demons, Amrita or nectar came up from the ocean. One drop fell in Ujjain thereby making it sacred. Whosoever visits this place shall be filled with all the blessings of the Gods and Goddesses residing there.

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Worship: Vighnasura surrendered to Ganesha, pleading for mercy. The Lord agreed to spare his life, on the condition that he would never appear where Ganesha was worshipped

Interesting things to Visit:

Shri Girijatmajvinayak:
Out of 18 Buddhist caves on mountain, Girijatmaj Vinayak's temple is in the eighth cave. These caves are also called Ganesh caves. The entire temple is carved out of single stone and is facing south. In front of the main mandir, there is a huge Sabhamandap (Hall) which is nearly 18 meters long and about 17 meters broad and, surprisingly, there is no any single pillar in that Sabhamandap. It has 18 small meditation rooms. Shri Girijatmaja's abode is the central one. The sabhamandap, about 2 meters high, has six stone pillars decorated with cow, elephant, etc. carvings.

Kamar Ali Darvesh Dargah:
Kamar Ali Darvesh Dargah is a highly honored mosque located at the small village of Khed Sivapur, about 25 km south of Pune. Hazrat Kamar Ali Darvesh was a saint who was known to help poor people. He came from the north and chose to settle in Khed Shivapur more than 800 years ago. After his death, this Dargah was built on his tomb and has been known to possess miraculous powers ever since. A large number of devotees come here daily to offer flowers at the Dargah. Every year, a grand fair is held here with much merriment. Urs festival is also held here annually. Pune Junction Railway Station is 25 km from here. Pune Lohegaon Airport is the nearest airport.

Dashmesh Darbar:
Dashmesh Darbar is located in Pune and was built in 1950. It is associated with Guru Gobind Singh. Guru Nanak Jayanthi, Baisakhi and Guru Gobind Singh Jayanthi are the three important days observed in the Gurdwara.
Har sunday ko guru ka langar banaya jata hai jise har verg ke log bina bedbav ek pangat (line) me baith kar khate hain.Har Roj nitnem se gurbani ki kathha aur Kirtan Hota hai.
guru Granthh Sahib kalyug mein manvata Ke bhalai ke liye hi avtar liye hain.

Ganesh Peth Gurdwara:
Ganesh Peth Gurdwara is commonly known as Gurusingh Sabha. It is considered to be the first Gurdwara in Pune city. It opens early in the morning with prayers. A community lunch is served on all Sundays, after the morning sessions. The main festival celebrated here is the birth anniversaries of the first guru, Guru Nanak and tenth guru, Guru Govindsingh.

Khandoba Temple:
The Khandoba temple can be divided into two parts, the Mandap and Gabhara. The idol of Khandoba enshrined in Jejuri temple speaks volumes about the talent of its craftsmen. The weapons situated inside the temple namely a sword a damaru and a paral, have historical importance attached to them. The temple also serves as a venue of Sword Competition held every year on Dasera Day. Jejuri town is also important from historical point of view. It was here that Shivaji meet his father Sahaji, after a long period of time and discussed the strategy to be followed against the Mughals..

Dagdusheth Ganpathi Temple:
The Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganpati Trust, based in Pune was established in the year 1893 and has thus been in the service of devotees since 108 years. It was in 1893 when Lokmanya Balgangadhar Tilak gave a public form to the celebration of the festival of Ganpati and made it a genuinely people's festival. The Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganpati trust exists from the year of the inception of the sarvajanik (public) Ganpati festival and is the fulcrum of all sarvajanik(public) celebrations in Maharashtra.

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How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:Manjri Railway Station pune,Maharastra
Nearest Airport:Pune airport
Road Transport:Excellent road network connects Mumbai and Pune. State-run as well as private buses operate on a frequent basis between the two cities.

Nearest Visiting places:

Raja Dinakar Kelkar Museum:
It is one of the most important museums of the city and is housed in a Rajasthani building located on the Bajirao Road. It houses a wide range of fascinating Indian arts and crafts apart from a large number of other interesting artifacts. The museum is divided into 36 sections that include carved palace and temple doors, exquisite pottery works, traditional Indian lamps and paintings belonging to 17th century.

Tribal Museum:
This museum houses interesting artifacts that were excavated from the Sahyadri and Gondhwa regions of Maharashtra. The archaeologists will surely find this museum an amazing one.

Shaniwar Waada:
This impressive palace was constructed by the Peshwas in the year 1736. The imposing brass studded gates and lotus pools are the only major attractions left in this palace as it was destroyed by a huge fire in the year 1827. This palace is counted among the major tourist attractions in Pune and it is now recognized as symbol of Pune culture. Don’t miss out the 'Light & Sound Show' which is held here every evening.

Aga Khan Palace:
This palace is an important highlight of this town and flaunts beautiful arches, gracious building having salons, suites and spacious lawns. The palace holds a lot of historical importance since during the 1942 Quit India Movement, Mahatma Gandhi and his wife Kasturba Gandhi were placed under house arrest by the British in this building. You must not miss this palace when you travel to Pune.

Parvati Hill temples:
It is a splendid temple built by Balaji Baji Rao and occupies a significant place for the pilgrim tourists. You have to climb 108 steep and narrow steps in order to reach the hill top temple. Formerly it was the private shrine of the Peshwas. It also houses Parvati museum featuring portraits of Peshwas, ancient manuscripts and coins. From the top of the temple you can get the awe-inspiring views of the town.

Bund Garden:
This is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Pune and is also known as Mahatma Gandhi Udhayan. It is located on the right bank of the Mula-Mutha Rivers and was built by Sir Jamshedji Jeejeebhoy to provide the poor with water during hot months of the summers. The adventure enthusiasts can indulge here in boat rides and horse rides. offers online information on the Pune Tourist Attractions and also offers useful inputs about Pune.

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