The temple of Moreshwar/ Mayureshwar is one of the temples among Ashtavinayak Temples. It is in Morgaon village, near Pune.
Pune district, Maharashtra, India.
Vinayaka is a form of Ganesha or Ganapati, a popular Hindu deity in Maharashtra. The pilgrimage of eight Vinayakas is very popular among the devotees of Ganesha in Maharashtra. One of the most worshipped among the Ashtavinayak group of temples is the Mayureshwar of Morgaon. The local oral tradition informs us that due to the presence of numerous peacocks in the area the temple was named Mayureshwara (Mayura- peacock and Ishwara - God).
The main temple of Mayureshwar is built in black stone. Temple has a dome-like superstructure, which stylistically can be dated to the Bahmani period. The temple was under the protection of Peshwa's during the Maratha empire. Temple has four gates with various sculptures of god-goddesses. One can see 8 different idols of Ganesha in 8 different corners of the temple. The main idol of Ganesh or Mayureshwar is in the sanctum.
The mythological story of Morya Gosavi is very well known among locals and devotees. Morya Gosavi was a well known 16th-century saint. It is believed that the Lord Ganesha had blessed him. He is known for his devotional writings in Marathi.
Morgaon is situated on the bank of Karha river, in the Pune district.
The region has a hot-semi arid climate year-round with an average temperature between 19-33 degrees Celsius.
April and May are the hottest months in the region when the temperature reaches up to 42 degrees Celsius.
Winters are extreme, and the temperature can go as low as 10 degrees Celsius at night, the average daytime temperature is around 26 degrees Celsius.
The annual rainfall in the region is around 763 mm.
Things to do
On the auspicious day of Ganesh Chaturthi, this temple arranges a yearly fair. This fair is held from August-September.
Nearest tourist places
There are various other places which one can visit.
● Purandar Fort (61 KM)
● Shaniwarwada ( 66.6 KM)
● Shikhar Shinganapur Temple (78 KM)
● Jejuri Temple (18.5 KM)
● Malhargad Fort (46 KM)
Special food speciality and hotel
There are many restaurants near the temple which serve Maharashtrian cuisines.
Accommodation facilities nearby & Hotel/ Hospital/Post Office/Police station
There are various accommodation facilities available.
● Morgaon Police Station is near to this temple at a distance of 0.5 KM.
● Primary Health Centre Morgaon is located at a distance of 0.3 KM.
Visiting Rule and Time, Best month to visit
● The temple opens from 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM
● One can visit this temple at any time of the year.
● Photography is not allowed in the premises of this temple.
● Pre-parking facilities are available near this temple.
Language spoken in area
English, Hindi, Marathi