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श्री तांबडी जोगेश्वरी सार्वजनिक गणेशोत्सव मंडळ

The Goddess Shree Tambdi Jogeshwari is known as the “Gramdevata” - Goddess of the city - of the Pune city in Maharashtra. The great Indian freedom fighter Shri. Lokmanya Tilak bestowed the honour of "Manacha Dusara Ganapati" - second among the most honoured - to Tambdi Jogeshwari Ganeshotsav Mandal in 1893. We are a socio-cultural organisation and have been organising the Ganesh Festival since 1893. As a socio-cultural organisation, we have contributed to the society through various social initiatives while maintaining our culture and traditions in the most disciplined manner.

Pune Ganesh Festival

Festival, of any kind, brings people together. And Pune is one of the first cities where Ganeshotsav became a community celebration. Started in 1893 by Lokmanya Tilak, celebrating Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav was more of uniting the people, fighting against the English oppressors. Now, almost 125 years later, the intent of bringing mankind together still shines through during Ganesh Chaturthi.

The concept of Manache Ganpati is unique to Pune city. Neither in the state or the entire country will one observe the notion of Manache Ganpati. There are five Manache Ganpati in the city which are the oldest and hold primary significance. They embody the magnitude of rich history and the respect we reserve for them. Namely,  Shree Kasba Ganpati, Shree Tambdi Jogeshwari Ganpati, Guruji Taalim Ganpati, Tulsi Baug Ganpati and Kesariwada Ganpati are the five Manache Ganpatis.

This festival is celebrated with social motive and this is the festival which has shown power of youth by various means viz Police friends, volunteers to support various government systems or NGOs and main attraction of this festival "Dhol-Tasha Pathak".

Events and Updates

This year Festival will be celebrated from 22 Aug 2020 to 1st Sept 2020. Following are highlights of this year’s festival –

  1. Pran-prathisthapana – 22nd Aug 20202 12.30PM
  2. Satya Narayan Pooja – 31st Aug 2020 6.30PM
  3. Visarjan – 1st Sept 2020

Social Activities

  • Gramdevata Puraskar - We have started this award (since 2017) to recognize people who are working for various social causes. Intent for this award is to motivate such people and try to provide platform to bridge these social activists and other people who wish to help them out. 
  • Donation (in form of cash) to Gire High School for school fees and school dress since last 6 years
  • With help of Rotary Club, we are disctribution "Eye-drop" to Police Department since last 5 years.
  • Distributed medicines to Devdasi in Budhwar peth in association with Fulawa NGO.
  • Since last 2 years, we are conducting "Physiotherapy Camp" during Festival days in association with Sancheti Collage of Physiotherapy.
  • Conducted medical tests of Devdasis. 
  • Celebrated diwali with kids in Orphanage "Shiwatsa" in association with various other organizations -  Vandematama Sanghatana, Rashtrabakta Yuva Manch, Yuva Phoneix Foundation, Yuva Spandan, We Care, Runankit Foundation, Amhi Rajyakarte Pratishtan.
  • Chhayavishkar - Conducted Photo exhibition and competition for photographers for 5 years. Moto behind this exhibition and competition is to provide platform to showcase skills of amateur photographers and also to experience the unique angle of various photographers across the world. 

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Committee Members

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Mr. Suhas Bendre

(Chairman)

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Mr. Saurabh Dhadphale

(Associate Secretary)

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Mr. Prasad Kulkarni

(President)

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Mr. Prasad Patwardhan

(Treasurer)

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Mr. Rajesh Tikar

(Vice-President)

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Mr. Umesh Deshpande

(Associate Treasurer)

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Mr. Anirudh Gadgil

(Vice-President)

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Mr. Abhijit Barve

(Trustee)

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Mr. Keshav Neurgaonkar

Secretary

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Mr. Raju Bawadekar

(Trustee)