Ganapati Temple is regarded as the most beautiful temple in south Maharashtra. It is situated on the banks of river Krishna at Sangli. Thorle (elder) Chintamanrao Patwardhan consecrated the idol in 1843.
The temple has been artistically built with black stone brought from
Jyotibha hills. There is a platform, a hall and a 'Nagarkhana' inside
the vast two acres complex of the temple. The entrance door has been
carved out of different coloured natural wood.
The idol of the Lord Ganapati is made of copper. The idol has been kept
in a way that it is visible from any part of Ganapati Peth. It looks so
beautiful when the silvery rays of evening sun brighten the face of the
Ganapati festival is celebrated with great religious fervour for five
days from Bhadrapad Shuddha Chaturthi.
Sangli is well connected by air, train and road. Dharamshalas and small
budgeted hotels at Sangli are available for accommodation.