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Ganesh Peth Gurudwara - Gurusingh Sabha

This Gurudwara opens for prayers in the wee hours of the morning when the entire city is asleep. The routine starts with the 'Matha Tekna'- which means bowing down to Granthsaheb, the holy book containing hymns by Gurus and Saints. Some of the hymns are written by Hindu and Muslim saints. Then follows the morning prayer called the 'Japjisaheb'. gurudwaraThen there is 'Kirtan'. Kirtan means holy songs sung (along with instruments) in praise of God. Kirtans are followed by 'Ardas'. Ardas is again a ten minute long prayer. It is said after the end of every session. After the Ardas, excerpts from the Granthsaheb are read at random. The paragraph which is read is then considered as the message of the day. 'Langar' the community lunch or dinner is served every Sunday after the morning session in which everybody, irrespective of rich or poor, sit on the floor and eat. The gurudwaras are open to all people irrespective of caste and creed. Each gurudwara has a high or the main priest. The birth anniversaries of the first guru, Guru Nanakdevji and tenth guru, Guru Govindsinghji are celebrated as festivals with great enthusiasm. The celebrations start three days before the birthday when different Rashi jathas are invited from different places of India who perform Kirtans daily in the mornings and evenings after the end of which Langar is served daily during the festival. More than 10,000 people visit the Gurudwara then. There are 'Prabhat Pheris' or morning rounds, which begin twenty days before these anniversaries. The pheris start from the gurudwara at 5 am and end by 7 am. Different routes are taken everyday. 'Asadiwars' another form of prayers are sung during the pheris.
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Trishundya Ganapati temple

This is another temple of Lord Ganesh of the Peshwa times. Trishundya Ganapati The pecularity of the idol of Ganesh here is that it has three trunks and hence the name 'Tri-shundya' which means three trunks. The idol is of wood and the temple made of stone has beautiful carvings on its exteriors. Located in Somwarpeth, it is the only one of its kind in the entire country.
Kamar Ali Darvesh Darga

Located at Shivapur, a small village, about 16 km away from Pune city, the Kamar Ali Darvesh Darga has two huge stones which can be lifted by reciting the sacred name of Kamar Ali Darvesh in one breath. Out of the two stones one can be lifted up by a group of seven people using just one finger each, with all the seven of them saying Kamar Ali Darvesh in one breath. The other stone can be lifted the same way, the only diference is the people in the group should be eleven. How it is done still remains a mystery, be it spiritual or scientific. People of all religions visit the darga . There is an 'urus' or fair held at Shivapur once every year.
Parnakuti

Parnakuti, the temple of Lord Shiva is situated atop a hill across the famous Bund Garden. Inspite of being situated in the crowded Parnakuti area of Yerawada, once inside the temple one gets a feeling of being away from the city. The view of the city from Parnakuti is breathtaking.


Places of interest in Pune
Kamar Ali Durvesh Dargah
Shaniwar Wada
Aga Khan Palace
Shinde Chhatri
The Pune Snake Park
National War Memorial
Bund Gardens
Empress Garden
National Defence Academy
Pataleshwar Temple
Kasba Ganapati
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
Vishrambag Wada
Saras Baug
University of Poona
Lal Deval (Synagogue)
The Film and Television Institute of India
Pashan Lake
Yoga Institute
Sinhagad
Mahalakshmi Temple
"Peths" of Pune
Places of  Religious Interest
Vaishnodevi Temple
St Mary's Church
Chaturshringi Temple
Ganesh Peth Gurudwara
Trishundya Ganapati Temple
Kamar Ali Darvesh Darga
Parnakuti
Nageshwar Temple
Dagdusheth Ganapati
Sheikh Salla Dargah
Mahalakshmi Temple
Pataleshwar Temple
Kamar Ali Durvesh Dargah
Places Around Pune
Mahabaleshwar
Panchgani
Baneshwar
Lonavala & Khandala
Karla, Bhaja and Bhedsa caves
Shirdi
Shani- Shinganapur
Alandi
Bhimashankar
Ashtavinayaka
Ozar
Morgaon
Ranjangaon
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