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Kasba Peth Ganpati Temple, Pune

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Kasba Peth is the oldest peth (locality) in Pune, India and is very adjacent to the historic Shaniwar Wada palace-fort. Kasba Peth was the first Peth to be established somewhere in the 5th century[1], and is the oldest area in Pune. It is called the "Heart of Pune City."

Kasba Ganpati the Gram Daivat (root deity) of Pune, is in Kasba Peth. This temple was built in Shivaji Maharaja's reign. Kasba Peth is the only locality in Pune where one can still find the existence of a "Wada (house)" or an old styled living apartment with unique architecture. Kasba Peth is mostly a residential area. A wide variety of shops surround Kasba Peth (Tambat Ali, Shimpi Ali, Vyavahar Ali, Bhoi Ali etc.) . It is well known for the Kumbhar Wada (area of earthen potmakers) and the Tambat Ali (area of brass/copper utensil manufacturers).

There is a story behind the Kasba Ganpati : Some children had brought cows there for grazing and found an idol of Ganapati. Then they colored this idol and started worshipping it. Shivaji Maharaja's mother Jijabai also visited there whenever she came to Lal Mahal. Hence Dadoji Konddeo built a pendol in front of the idol where the Kasba Ganpati Temple is today.

Kasba Peth is also known as Kumbhar Wada (locality of the earthen pot makers). Skilled metal craftsmen (known as Otari) known for crafting utensils out of brass and copper also reside there.

Lal Mahal and Kasba Ganapati Temple are some of the places of interest.
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  • The gram devta or the resident god of Pune resides in a temple built by Chatrapati Shivaji's mother Jijabai. Located at a walking distance from the original seat of power in Pune - the Shaniwarwada... 
    The gram devta or the resident god of Pune resides in a temple built by Chatrapati Shivaji's mother Jijabai. Located at a walking distance from the original seat of power in Pune - the Shaniwarwada...  more »
  • Good attractive place of Pune. Located in heart of city. Local bus and cabs available all time. Nice place to visit 
    Good attractive place of Pune. Located in heart of city. Local bus and cabs available all time. Nice place to visit  more »

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