Like every year, this year too on the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya -28th April 2017, Pune’s very own bappa- Dagdu Sheth Halwai was decked with 11000 alphonso mangoes. This rich, golden fruit was offered as ‘naivedya’ at Lord’s feet by Desai Bandhu, the leading merchants of Alphonso mangoes in Pune.
The best-chosen alphonso mangoes were specially brought on this occasion not just to offer bappa but also to the devotees who came all the way to bestow the blessings of Lord Ganesha.The entire premise of Dagdu Seth Halwai Temple was gleaming with hues of gold and red. Visitors and media persons from all over the state came to experience the devotional aura and embellished sight of the temple.
The doors of the temple were kept open from 3 am for all the devotees in order to seek bappa's blessings. Singer Anuradha Marathe and Anjali Marathe performed from 4 am to 6 am. The agenda then followed with a Ganeshyag at 8 am and samiti meeting at 11 am following with a Bhajan that was performed by ‘Aakhil Bhartiya Mahila Warkari Bhajani Mandal’.
Last year, fourteen hundred mangoes from the Amba Mahotsav were distributed to patients at the Sassoon hospital. And this year too, the mangoes were distributed to the devotees and to the patients on Saturday 29th April 2017 from 7.30 AM.
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