Shri Moreshwar Temple, also called Sri Mayureshwar Temple, is in Moregaon in the Pune district of Maharashtra. The Moreshwar temple is the first of the eight Ashtavinayaka temples of Ganesha. Moreshwar temple timings are from 5 AM to 10 PM.
Moreshwar Temple is also one of the most famous shrines in Pune, situated 17 km from Jejuri and 65 km from Pune. Although Ganapati saint Morya Goswami is associated with it, the exact date of construction of the temple is not known.
The temple is built of black marble stone and has four gates. The temple has four minarets and a 50 feet high wall around it.
The temple’s main deity is Lord Mayureshwar (Lord Ganesha), also known as Lord Moreshwar, made of five metals, with his trunk on the left.
Ganesha depicts as armed with a spear, with a cobra wrapped around his head. Ganesha was next to his wives, Riddhi and Siddhi Devi.
Other important deities in the temple are Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati, Lord Vishnu, Lord Rama, Sita Devi, Lord Vignesh, Lord Chintamani, Lord Brahma, Nagna-Bhairav and Lord Nandi.
The entrance to the temple has a 6-foot rat, a vehicle of Ganesha and a peacock image in the temple.
The temple has 23 idols of Lord Ganesha in the assembly hall, each of which depicts different forms of the Lord. Hours: 5 am to 10 pm.
History Ashtavinayak Temple
The Moreshwar temple was built in the 14th century by the famous Ganapati saint Moraya Gosavi. The Peshwas worshipped Ganesha as their family deity.
The Moreshwar temple was under the patronage of the Peshwas and the descendants of Morya Gosavi. According to Ganesha mythology, he had incarnated as Mayureshwar with six arms and a white form. His mountain is a peacock.
Lord Ganesha was born in the Treta Yuga to kill a demon named Sindu. Parvati meditated in Lenyadri for 12 years, also the Ashtavinayaka Kshetra.
Pleased with her penance, Ganesha promised to give birth to a son for her. Ganesha was born to Parvati in Lenyadri. Once, the child Ganesha hit an egg. From it emerged a peacock. Ganesha climbed the peacock, which is known as Mayureshwara.
Once upon a time, Lord Surya gave an ever-filling elixir to a Sindu demon. He can drink as long as the bowl is intact. He Swallowed the bowl.
Sindu created chaos. The gods begged Ganesha to help them. Ganesha defeated Indus, opened his body, emptied the amrita vessel, and killed the demon Sindu.
At the end of this incarnation, Vinayak returned to his abode. He gave his peacock mountain to his brother Skandu.
Because Ganesha rode the peacock, he was known as Mayureshwar or Moreshwar (“Lord of the Peacock”).
According to another legend, the place got its name from the peacocks, the village got the name Morgaon (“Peacock Village”), and the main deity was called Moreshwar.
Festivals Celebrated in Sri Mayureshwar Temple
Ganesh Jayanti and Ganesh Chaturthi festivals had celebrated with devotion. Devotees flock to the Mayureshwar Temple on both occasions.
Ganesha Chaturthi’s occasion lasts for more than a month. Fairs and celebrations had held during the Vijayadashami, Shukla Chaturthi, Krishna Chaturthi and Somavati new moons.
Shri Moreshwar Temple Timings
Moreshwar temple timings are:
The temple opens at 5 AM and closes at 10 PM.
- Darshan in the morning from 5 AM to 12 PM
- Darshan’s timings in the evening are from 3 PM to 10 PM.
Accommodation in Mayreshwar Temple
- Hotel Amonara The Fern, 47.9 km from Margaon Mayreshwar Temple.
- Hotel Jackson Inns, 29.8 km from Margaon Mayreshwar Temple.
- The Corinthians Resort and Club, 46.9 km from Margaon Mayreshwar Temple.
- Hotel Jeet Paradise is 35.2 km from Margaon Mayreshwar Temple.
- Hotel Tribo Trend Jai Bhavani, 31.4 km from Margaon Mayreshwar Temple.
Address of moreshwar temple
Shree Mayureshwar Ganapati Temple, Morgaon, Taluka Baramati, Pune District, Maharashtra 412304
Mayureshwar Ganapati Temple Phone Number
Phone/Mobile No. 02112279986, 09657254563
Season To Visit: All (Best Season To Visit: After August Month)
Languages: Marathi, Hindi and English
How to Reach Ashtavinayaka Temple
The nearest airport to Pune is Lohegaon Airport, located 53 km from the Moreshwar temple.
The Uruli Railway Station Junction is the nearest railway station, 29 km from the temple.
Buses, private vehicles, cabs and taxis are available from Pune to Baramati. The distance between Baramati and Pune is 64 km.