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History of Ganpatipule

Historically speaking Ganapatipule boasts of an interesting history that is entrenched in local fables.

According to local folklore, the Hindu God Ganapati came to Pule from his previous residence 'Gule' when he was insulted by a native lady there. That’s how the place got its name as Ganapatipule.

Another interesting folklore is that there was a Brahmin by the name Balbhatji Bhide who encountered some personal problems and to overcome those problems he stayed in Kevda (flower tree) Jungle and gave up on food and water till being relieved of the personal calamity. It was during this episode he had visions of Lord Ganesha who told Bhide that “I have come to Aagargule (Ganesh Gule) to grant the wishes of my devotees. You worship me here and you will be relieved of all your difficulties.”

At the same time, one of Bhide’s cows was not yielding milk so the cowherd was keeping a close watch on this cow and he was surprised to see that the cow’s milk was flowing at a particular place. So when Bhide came to know about it he cleaned the area and found the idol of Lord Ganesha he has seen in his dream. And so he built a shrine there and started worshipping Lord Ganesha.


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