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Suvarna Ganesh temple - Diveagar shrivardhan
History of Suvarnaganesha is quite fascinating. It was on the special day of November 17th 1998 (Sankashti Chaturthi as per the Hindu calendar) that there was found a copper box beneath the earth some 40-50 cm. It was weighing 30 kilos,37.5 cm(27 inches) in length,45 cm(18 inches) wide,17.5(7 inches) in height, in a coconut cultivation near the temple.
The box was muddy as it was buried and looked ancient. It had some words written from the 10 century in Sanskrit. This incident attracted the entire mob from the Diveagar village. It was to everyone's astonishment as what could be in the box? This was the second incident that an a
cient piece of history was found, as earlier there was found a "Tamraptra" at the same place. May be this box could relate something with the "Tamraptra" opening the door of the unsolved mysteries of past..... And the box was opened at 12 noon... There was a sculpture of Lord Ganesh made out of pure gold. Also the box contained ornaments belonging to Lord Ganesha. It was then that the god was named "Suvarnaganesh".
Suvarnaganesh is a complete idol of Lord Ganesha,but a sculpture of pure 24 caret gold. Its weighted 1 kilo and 300grams, with height of 60cm(24 inches). The sculpture made is 300 to 400 years ancient. It is said that this sculpture was created to mask some Lord Ganesh stone idol, which was earlier in the temple.
Divegar a popular get away from Pune is approximately 170 kilometers away. The drive to Divegar will take about 4-5 hours via the Tamhini ghats. The route is amazingly beautiful especially during and after monsoons. From Mumbai to reach Divegar one has to take the NH17 uptil Mangaon.
By Air :
Nearest airport is Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, which is nearly 188 km from Divegar Divegar .
By Rail :
Mangaon train station is near Divegar and distance is 57 km.
By Road :
Mumbai to Divegar is 193 km.