Pune’s Dagdusheth Pandal Replicates Ayodhya’s Ram Mandir, UP CM Yogi Adityanath Promises To Visit 

by Vaishalee Kalvankar

The Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai temple is one of the most known and visited temples in Maharashtra. This year, as Ganesh Chaturthi approaches, the Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganpati Trust is all set to welcome Bappa with a new theme. The Pandal is known for its amazing and unique themes every year. This year, they have decided to take on the theme of Ayodhya’s Ram Mandir. 

Pune’s Dagdusheth Pandal Replicates Ayodhya’s Ram Mandir

The Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganpati Trust will be all set to welcome Bappa to this new theme. The pandal has been working on this unique theme for two months.

According to a representative of the organizing committee, Mohan Bhagwat, the head of the RSS will place the statue of Lord Ganesh within the Pandal. 

The ten avatars on the side and the design of the Ram Mandir, where Lord Ram will be sitting, have all been attempted to be replicated. They are also constructing a Ram Setu, which will serve as the entrance. An official from the organizing committee stated that there will be fifteen to twenty statues of Lord Hanuman carrying stones in their hands.

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5 Crore Visitors Anticipated 

The official said that typically two crore people attend their pandal every year, but this year they anticipate five crore people to do so.  

The Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganpati Trust in Pune is getting ready for an amazing Ganeshotsav celebration this year. The official further mentioned Yogi Adityanath’s attendance at Dagdusheth and stated that he has accepted their invitation as Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Minister.

The organizers claimed that they decided on the Ram Mandir theme to show attendees a preview of what the Ayodhya temple will be like when it opens in January 2024.

The pandal has been in the works for the past two months, and the team anticipates finishing it in the following day or two.

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