Ranjangaon Ganapati Temple Timings, History & Festivals

Ranjangaon Ganapati Temple, also known as Ranjangaon Mahaganapati, is 51.5 km from Pune (via Pune – Ahmednagar Highway – 1 hour and 31 minutes) in Shirur taluka. Mahaganpati Ranjangaon Ganapati temple timings are from 5 AM to 10 PM.

Ranjangaoan Ganapati Temple

Ranjangaon Ganpati temple is the eighth temple visited by devotees who go on a tour/darshan of the Divine Ashtavinayaka. The idol of Mahaganapati in Ranjangaon is the most potent replica of Ganesha.

During events or Ganesh Jayati days, there are many small shops here for shopping and the sweet offerings of Lord Ganesha.

Mahaganapati temple timings

Ranjangaon Ganapati is depicted as seated on a lotus, surrounded by his wives Siddhi (spiritual power) and Riddhi (prosperity). The idol of Ganesha is also known as ‘Mahotkat’ and is said to have ten trunks and 20 arms.

Ranjangaon Ganapati is depicted as having eight, ten or twelve hands. After worshipping this Ganapati form, Lord Shiva killed a demon named Tripurasuru. Hence, he is also known as Tripurarivade Mahaganapati.

The place where Lord Shiva called Ganesha and defeated Tripura is believed to be Ranjangaon (Ranjan means happy), which is known as Manipur.


Ranjangaon Ganapati temple was built between the ninth and tenth centuries. The temple is built so that the sun’s rays fall directly on the idol of Lord Ganesha.

As the temple is on the way to war, the darshan of Srimant Madhavarao Peshwa Mahaganapati ends here.

Madhava Rao made a room in the storm cellar of the temple to house the Peshwa Ganesh idol. He built a stone sanctum around this self-contained or self-illuminating idol.

Ranjangaon Mahaganapati

In 1790 A.D., he gave the genetic link suitable for worshipping Sri Anyaba to Mahaganapati.

Sardar Kibe served the temple hall, and the Owaris (some small flats that grew up around the temple mass) were served by Sardar Pawar and Shinde.

The famous saint Morya Goswami’s five metal idols were presented to Sri Anyaba Dev. On happy days, the statue is taken out in procession.

Nagarkhana had set up at the entrance of the road. The Nagarkhana was inaugurated on May 3, 1997, by Shri Manohar Joshi, the good Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

The primary temple resembles a Peshwa temple. The temple on the east side has a magnificent & picturesque entrance.

Ranjangaon Ganapati temple timings

Mahaganapati Ranjangaon Ganapati temple timings are:

  • The mandir opens at 5:00 am and closes at 10:00 pm.
  • Abhishek Puja at 5:30 AM
  • Samudaik Arati 7:30 am
  • Mahanaivadya, Mahapuja 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Samudaik Evening Aarti 7: 30 PM
  • Shej Aarti at 10:30 pm
  • Devasthan Trust will organise Vinayak Chaturthi Ganesh Yaag

Mahaganapati Temple Festivals and Events

In Ranjangaon, the villagers do not have an idol of Ganesha in their homes. Instead, everyone goes to the temple for Ganesh Puja during Bhadrapada.

During the Bhadrapada period, an unusual sixth day of festivities takes place, during which Mahabhog had offered to the temple deity Lord Ganesha on the fifth day.

Mahaganpati Ranjangaon Ganapati

Between these ceremonies, the temple deity carries around the territory in addition to the blossoming palki (pallaki).

Large crowds gather between the celebrations to watch even the specially designed wrestling matches.

On the 6th day, the devotees visit the idol and proceed to the Mahaganapati Temple via Lotangan (surrender) in transport. (Lotagan means to continue by repeatedly moving one’s self).

Best time to visit Mahaganapati Ranjangaon

Ranjangaon Ganapati temple is a great place for some sniper teams to camp. The position is well maintained. You will get a good view from the top.

The best time to visit is the monsoon season. One of the oldest attractions. Very quiet and clean, calm. Reasonable accommodation and dining facilities.

Accommodation in Ranjangaon Ganpati Temple
  • Hotel Magnus Square, 40.9 km from Ranjangaon Ganpati Mandir.
  • Hotel Ragency, 0.5 km from Ranjangaon Ganpati Mandir.
  • OYO 19891 Vansha Exotica, 32.2 km from Ranjangaon Ganpati Mandir.
  • Hotel Amanara The Fern, 41 km from Ranjangaon Ganpati temple.
  • Hotel Radisson Blu, 38.9 km from Ranjangaon Ganpati Mandir.
  • SPOT ON 67106 Hotel Durga Lodge, 36.5 km from Ranjangaon Ganpati Mandir.
  • Hotel Treebo Trip Sky Touch Inn, 38.8 km from Ranjangaon Ganpati Mandir.

How to reach Ranjangaon Ganapati Temple

Air: The nearest airport to Hadapsar Airport is 43.4 km from Ranjangaon.

Train: The nearest railway station to Ranjangaon Ganapati temple is Avath, located at 29.4 km.

Road: Regular buses are available from Pune station and Shivaji Nagar. From the Pune – Nagar Highway, take the Pune – Koregaon – then over Shikrapur. Rajangaon is 21.2 km before Shirur. Ranjangaon is 51.4 km from Pune.

Distance from Ranjangaon to other Ashtavinayaka temples:

Lenyadri distance from Ranjangaon:

2 hrs 3 m (73.6 km) on Narayanagav – Junnar road. The fastest way. Normal traffic.

Distance from Ranjangaon to Ozar:

Narayanagan – 1 h 52 min (65.3 km) on Ozar Road. The fastest way. Normal traffic.

Theur distance from Ranjangaon:

1h3m (41.5km) Aurangabad – Ahmednagar – Pune Highway/Beed – Ahmednagar – Pune Road/ Koparngaon – Shirdi – Ahmednagar – Pune Highway / Parner – Pune Highway/Pune – Ahmednagar Highway. The fastest way. Normal traffic. There are tolls on this route.

Distance from Ranjangaon ganapati temple to Siddhatek:

2h11m (80.4km) on Srigonda Navare Road. The fastest way.

Distance from Ranjangaon to Morgaon:

1h40m (69.9 km) on the Shirur-Satara road. The fastest way. There is less traffic than usual.

Distance from Ranjangaon to Pali:

There are 44 minutes (160 km) by Bangalore – Mumbai Highway / Mumbai Highway / Pune Highway / Mumbai – Pune Expressway. The fast route, everyday traffic. There are tolls on this route.

Distance from Ranjangaon to Mahad:

Two h 42 min (125 km) Over the Bangalore – Mumbai Highway / Mumbai Highway / Mumbai – Pune Highway / Mumbai – Pune Expressway. The fast route, regular traffic. There are tolls on this route.

Contact for Mahaganpati Ranjangaon Ganapati Temple

Address: Shree Kshetra Ranjangaon Ganpati Devstan Trust, A/P- Ranjangaon Ganpati Tal- Shirur, Dist-Pune Maharashtra PIN-412209

Tel: 02138-243200/01 MO.9209202222

Mail Id: contact_mahaganpatiranjangaon@rediffmail.com

Click here for the temple’s Official Website