श्री विघ्नहर गणपती ओझर
Ashtavinayak Ozar

Shri Vighnahar Ganapati Ozar

अष्टविनायकातील सातवा गणपती


The Vigneshwara Temple or Vighnahar Ganapati Temple of Ozar (also spelt as Ojhar or Ojzar) is a Hindu temple dedicated to Ganesha, the elephant-headed god of wisdom. The temple is one of the Ashtavinayaka, the eight revered shrines of Ganesha in Maharashtra, India. The Ganesha form worshipped here is called Vigneshwara (spelt also as Vigneshvar(a), Vigneshwar : “Lord of obstacles”) or Vignahar (spelt also as Vignahara, “Remover of obstacles”) and is associated with the legend of Ganesha defeating Vignasura, the demon of obstacles.

The Temple

The image of Ganesha is decorated with precious and semi precious stones.

An east facing image of Ganesha flanked by his consorts Siddhi and Riddhi is enshrined in this grand temple which has interesting features such as a spacious courtyard, a grand entrance, sculptural and mural work.

Ozar Ganpati
Rooms Booking

Bhakta Bhavn

The bhakta bhavn has clean and decent rooms. This is the only best stay option at ozar town.

Temple Bhog


The Maharashtrian cuisine is a specialty around the temple. From South Indian to North Indian to paranthas and vada pav, the locality is filled with all kinds of good food at various affordable prices. The temple bhog is also very popular, especially the ‘maha prasad’ distribution where thousands of people come in every day.


Ozar Ganesha Temple Daily Puja / Schedule

Temple Timings5:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Darshan Timing on Angarkhi Chaturthi4:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Maha Aarti Timing7:30 AM
Maha Prasad TimingMornings – 10:00 AM to Afternoons – 1:00 PM
Madhya Aarti Timing12:00 PM
Shejaarti Timing10:00 PM
मंदिराच्या वेळा5:00 AM to 11:00 PM
अंगारखी चतुर्थीला दर्शनाची वेळ4:00 AM to 11:00 PM
महा आरतीची वेळ7:30 AM
महाप्रसादाची वेळसकाळ – 10:00 AM to दुपारी – 1:00 PM
मध्य आरतीची वेळ12:00 PM
शेजारती वेळ10:00 PM

Poojas and Rituals in Ozar Ganpati Temple

5:00 AM      Waking up of God
5:30 AM Prakshalana Pooja      
7:00 AMPanchopachara Pooja, Naivedya, Dhooparti
12:00 PMMaha Pooja, Mahanaivedya


3:00 PMPrakshalana Pooja, Poshakh
8:00 PMDhoopaarti, Aarti of the Avarana Deities
8:30 PMMaha Aarti, Dhoop, Deep, Mantra Pushpa
10:00 PMShej Aarti



Ozar Ganpati Vighneshwar Temple Story

Legend has it that a demon by name Vignaasura created obstacles to every good deed performed by the sages and the other inhabitants of the world.

Places Nearby

Places Around Ozar

Ozar may not be as popular as other cities in India, but don’t let that fool you. Ozar is a smaller but beautiful upcoming tourist destination that is worth a visit. You will be surprised by some of the unique things to do and places you can explore at this hidden destination.

You might wish to revisit it someday again, to take a break and relax at Ozar.

Lenyadri Ganpati Temple

Shri Girijatmak of Lenyadri, situated nearly 17 kilometers North-West. The temple is situated 12 km from Ozar, which is about 94 km from Pune on the Pune-Nashik highway. Nearest railway station is Talegaon. From Junnar, Lenyadri is about 5 km. Shivaneri castle is close by (5 to 6 km) where Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was born.

Shivneri Fort

Shivneri, a birth place of Chhatrapati Shivaji (1627), is located at a distance of around 3 km from Junnar (125 km from Pune).

Bhima Shankar Temple

Bhimashankar Temple is located in the village of Bhorgiri 50 km north west of Khed, near Pune, in India. It is located 127 km away from shivaji nagar(Pune) in the Ghat region of the Sahyadri hills.


Legend has it that a demon by name Vignaasura created obstacles to every good deed performed by the sages and the other inhabitants of the world. Responding to the pleas of the sages, Ganesha set out to battle the demon Vignaasura who quickly realizing his weakness surrendered to Ganesha, and agreed to stop his misdeeds. He also requested Ganesha to take up the name Vigneshwar in connection with his surrender. Legend also has it that the very same sages installed an image of Vigneshwara at Ozar on Ganesh Chaturti and offered worship.

-- Ozar Temple History --

Getting here

Shree Vighnahar Ganapati Mandir
Ozar, Maharashtra

Donation to Shri Vighnahar Ganapati Devsthan Trust