The Ranjangaon Ganpati temple or well know as Mahaganpati of Ranjangaon is located in Shirur Taluka about 51.5 km (via Pune - Ahmednagar Highway - in 1 hr 31 min) from Pune. This is the eighth temple visited by devotees who set out on the divine Ashtavinayak tour/Darshan. The idol at Ranjangaon is of Mahaganpati, the most powerful representation of Lord Ganesha. In the events or Ganesh Jayati days, lots of small shops here for shopping and the sweet Prashad (Pedha) of Lord Ganesha.
Managanpati is portrayed, seated on a lotus, flanked by his consorts Siddhi (spiritual power) and Riddhi (prosperity). The idol of Lord Ganesha is also named as 'Mahotkat', and it is said that the idol has 10 trunks and 20 hands. Mahaganpati is depicted as having eight, ten or twelve arms. It is after invoking this form of Ganpati that Shiva vanquishedthe demon Tripurasur and so he is also known as Tripurarivade Mahaganpati.
It is believed that the place where Lord Shiva invoked Lord Ganesha and defeated Tripurasura is Ranjangaon (the word Ranjan means the delighted one), prior to which it had the name of Manipur.
As indicated by the history the temple was worked in the middle of the ninth and tenth century. Temple has so built that sunbeams fall straightforwardly on Shree Ganesha's idol. Since this temple was en route to war, Shreemant Madhavrao Peshwa used to end here have Mahaganpati's darshan. Madhavrao Peshwa made a room in the storm cellar of the temple to keep the idol of Lord Ganesh. He had built a stone sanctum around this swayambhu or self-radiated idol. In 1790 A.D he gave a genetic appropriate to perform pooja of Mahaganpati to Shri Anyaba Dev. Temple Hall was worked by Sardar Kibe and Owaris (a few little flats raised along the course of encasing mass of the temple) were worked by Sardar Pawar and Shinde. Celebrated recluse Morya Gosavi had exhibited an idol made of five metals to Shri Anyaba Dev. This idol is taken out in the parade on happy days.
Nagarkhana is arranged over the passage door. This Nagarkhana was introduced by Maharashtra's decent Chief Minister Shri Manohar Joshi on third May 1997. The primary temple resembles the temple from Peshwa's period. Temple confronting east has tremendous & lovely passageway entryway.
Mandir Open At 5:00 AM and Close At 10:00 PM
Abhishek Puja At 5:30 AM
Samudaik Aarti At 7:30 AM
Mahapuja,Mahanaivadya At 11:30 to 12:30 PM
Samudaik Evening Aarti At7:30 PM
Shej Aarti At 10:30 PM