Pune Darshan

Saras Bhug

Saras Bhug Ganpati Saras Bhug

         Saras Baug is a major landmark in Pune City. The place where the park now stands was once occupied by a small lake. However, the lake got dried up and was later developed into Saras Baug. The whole 25 acre complex is known as Saras Baug. The Ganesh temple in the park has been the source of inspiration for centuries. The Ganesh temple in Saras Baug is also known as Talyatla Ganpati. In 1784, Shrimant Sawai Madhavrao Peshwa built a small temple in Sarasbaug and installed the idol of Shree Siddhivinayak Gajanan, the God he worshipped. The idol of Lord Ganesh in the temple is made up of flint stone and is an extremely beautiful piece of work. ceremony was held on January 22,1732 which was also a Saturday.

         It used to be the head quarter of the Peshwas and it symbolizes Pune's culture. Looking at the construction one understands how the structure was built giving highest priority to the security. The main entrance is known as 'Delhi Darwaja'. it is about twenty one feet tall. the other gates are called Mastani or Alibahadur Darwaja, Khidki Darwaja, Ganesh Darwaja and Narayan Darwaja.Currently the palace fort has five gateways, nine bastion towers, the foundations of the original buildings. Observing the structure and foundations of the wada will help you in imagining how gigantic this residence of Peshwa was. Although the fort was destroyed in fire in 1828, we can still see so many things there. You can see the descriptions of living area of the fort there in the fort. Now, this place is developed like a garden.

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