DATTA MANDIR

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Location : Pune, Maharashtra
Presiding Deity : Lord Datta
Unique feature: The temple faces towards north


Dagdu Halwai Datta Mandir is a famous temple of Pune located in the city area of Budhwar Peth on the famous Laxmi Road as well as near the Mahata Phule market, which is popularly known as Mandai.

Large number of devotees visits this temple and they offer their prayers. Pujas are performed twice daily. It is believed that the main deity i.e. Dattatreya fulfils all the wishes of his devotees. Some people approach this temple with a wish of getting a child, some for employment, some for fixation of marriages and for business progress and many others for solace and tranquillity of mind.

It is believed that about 100 years ago one pious lady in the Pune city late Shrimiti Laxmibai. Dagdu Halwai, installed a Datta Temple as per the advice of her Guru viz. Shri Madhavnath of Indore, who was a great devotee of Lord Gurudatta.

The Temple

It is a very old temple and the unique feature of this temple is that it faces North direction. As per the Vastushastra, North direction is always considered to be the direction of 'Kubera' and the God, who is facing North, gives blessings to the devotees from that direction.

Several special poojas are performed on Thursdays, which attract a great number of people. The temple is open from early morning and the devotees visit the temple for worship even till 10.00 to 11.00 pm.

HOW TO GET THERE

Air: Nearest airport is at Pune .

Rail: Pune is well connected with all the places by rail.

Road: Pune being a major commercial city of Maharashtra is well connected by road with all the places in Maharashtra and other parts of the country.

WHERE TO STAY

Accommodation is available at the hotels in Pune.



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