Pune based Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati Trust to replicate magnificent Himachal Pradesh’s Jatoli Shiva Temple This Ganeshotsav

Pune based Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati Trust to replicate magnificent Himachal Pradesh's Jatoli Shiva Temple This Ganeshotsav

Pune based Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati Trust to replicate magnificent Himachal Pradesh's Jatoli Shiva Temple This Ganeshotsav

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In a grand celebration of this year’s Ganesh festival, the Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganpati Trust and Suvarnayug Tarun Mandal will create a replica of the Jatoli Shiva Temple from Himachal Pradesh. This will be part of the 132nd year of Ganeshotsav festivities.

The Jatoli Shiva Temple, known as the highest Shiva temple in Asia, will be magnificently recreated for the festival. According to Manik Chavan, the president of the trust, the replica will capture the grandeur and sacredness of the original temple, which is located near the Himalayas in Solan, Himachal Pradesh.

The inauguration of the decoration was held at the trust’s decoration department at Hira Bagh Kothi in front of Sanas ground. Art directors Aman Vidhate and Dipali Vidhate led the ceremony, with the presence of key trust members including Vice President Sunil Rasane, Treasurer Mahesh Suryavanshi, General Secretary Hemant Rasane, Joint Secretary Akshay Godse, and Suvarnayug Tarun Mandal President Amol Kedari.

President Manik Chavan highlighted the architectural marvel of the Jatoli Shiva Temple, which stands at approximately 111 feet tall and features a distinctive South-Dravidian style. The temple consists of three pyramids in a row, with images of Ganesha and Sesha Naga adorning the first and second pyramids, respectively. The temple took 39 years to complete and produces a unique drum-like sound when the stones are tapped.

The replica for Ganeshotsav will measure 125 feet long, 50 feet wide, and 111 feet high, constructed from fiber and meticulously painted to resemble the original. This stunning creation aims to bring the divine essence of the Jatoli Shiva Temple to the people of Pune, enhancing the spiritual and cultural significance of the festival.