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Theur

THEUR

The Home of Gods and Kings

The Hamlet

Located at the historic village of Theur Pune

The Hamlet

Located at the historic village of Theur Pune

An Idyllic Neighbourhood

The Hamlet Theur is located at the historic village of Theur. The village is a significant landmark as the location of the mytho-historic Chintamani Ganpati and is well known in the glamour circles of Pune as the home of the Poonawala Stud Farms, India’s premier equine breeding establishment. It is located in close proximity to a large number of reputed educational institutions, industrial parks, IT hubs, and tourist destinations.

The estate provides access to a simpler rural life of charming markets, antique fairs, and village fêtes. This is a food lovers paradise, a region where local produce is literally grown at your doorstep. You can spend weekends browsing local farmers’ markets and farm shops.

Close to the City.

Far from its Crowds.

The Hamlet boasts of a neighbourhood unlike any other.
It is surrounded by institutions of learning,
spiritualism, style destinations and much more.

Chintamani Ganpati Temple

Distance: 2.1 km, Theur
One the eight ashtavinayaka, the present day temple dates back to the 13th century. Mythological stories mentioning the deity and the temple are found in the Puranas. The temple enjoyed royal patronage under Peshwa rulers, who donated large sums of money and artefacts to the temple.

Poonawala Stud Farms

Distance: 1.3 km, Theur
The most awarded stud farm in the country, “The Poonawala Stud Farms” were founded in 1946 and have since then become synonymous with the world of equine sports. It is the highest stakes earning establishment in the country and it’s stallions have consistently produced classic horses.

Sati Ramabai Peshwa Memorial

Distance: 5.2 km, Theur
Madhav Rao I was the 8th Peshwa of the Maratha Empire. During his tenure, the Maratha empire recovered from the losses they suffered during the Third Battle of Panipat, a phenomenon known as Maratha Resurrection. He died of Tuberculosis at the Chintamani Temple in Theur. His wife Ramabai committed Sati on the funeral pyre where a memorial is constructed to remember her sacrifice.

Nisargopchar Ashram

Distance: 15 km, Urali-Kanchan
The Nisargopchar ashram was founded by Mahatma Gandhi in March 1946 during a visit to Pune. The ashram is dedicated to the principles and practice of naturopathy for the treatment of most ailments. An immensely popular health institute, over the years the ashram has gained a reputation for quite efficiency and efficacy of their treatments.

Vishwa Raj Hospital

Distance: 7.5 km, Loni
Vishwa Raj Hospital is a 330+ bed super speciality hospital that prides itself in providing the best services for the most critical departments. Equipped with the best state-of-the-art technology, 24/7 back up of senior consultants and a dedicated allied health professionals team.

Gurukul International School

Distance: 7.5 km, Loni
Ranked amongst the top ten International schools in India, MIT’s Vishwashanti Gurukul International School is a proud testament to Pune’s standing as the Oxford of the east. The school campus is also surrounded by a large number of technology colleges and institutes.

SP Info City

Distance: 18 km, Phursungi
SP Infocity Pune features spacious and beautifully landscaped layouts for fostering a lively work environment. It harbors global corporations like IBM, Accenture, ADP, Allstate, Amdocs, Amazon, and Wipro.

Kavdipat Bird Watching Point

Distance: 11 km, Kavdipat
Kavadi Pat is small village along the Mula Mutha River of Pune and best place to spot number of ducks found in India. The village is located around 15 km from the Pune city on Pune Solapur highway and a small bridge on the river offers wetland to list of migratory and local birds.
Chintamani Ganpati - Oil on Canvas

THEUR A Brief History

Brahma's Penance
It is said that when beset by anxiety, Lord Brahma decided to pray to Ganesha to calm his wavering mind. The site of his penance was called Sthavar (which means to be stable in Sanskrit). Eventually, the word Sthavar changed over the years to become Theur.

THEUR A Brief History

Brahma's Penance
Chintamani Ganpati Temple at Theur

Chintamani: The Wishing Stone

Lakeside
The Mudgala Purana describes how the Lord Ganesha retrieved the wish giving jewel Chintamani for his devotee, the sage Kapila. A greedy king ‘Gana’, deceitfully stole from Kapila, the jewel which granted its owner any wish he demanded. Distraught by the actions of the greedy king, Kapila appealed to Ganesha for help. Ganesha vanquished the vain king and recovered the miraculous gemstone. However, when the gem was presented to him, the sage asked his Lord to stay with him instead of taking the jewel. Ganesha pleased by the devotion of his favourite disciple stayed on with Kapila in Theur, taking on the name ‘Chintamani’.
The temple at Theur is believed to have been built by the Ganapatya saint Morya Gosavi, although the exact date of construction of the temple is unknown it is assumed to have been constructed in the 13th century.

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THEUR A Brief History, Pune

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THEUR A Brief History, Pune

The Peshwas

Theur enjoyed royal patronage of the Peshwas of the Maratha Empire during the 18th century. The Peshwas, worshipped Chintamani Ganpati as their ‘Kuladaivat’ (family deity), and donated land, cash and made additions to the temple. In 1739 Chimaji Appa, brother and military commander of the Peshwa Baji Rao I, won a famous victory over the Portuguese at Bassein Fort (Vasai). One of the spoils of war, a large European made church bell, was donated by the Peshwa to the Temple and which even today hangs in the compound. The fourth Peshwa of the Maratha Empire, Madhavrao (Ballal) Peshwa I, is considered one of the greatest Peshwas in Maratha history not only for his military victories but also for his reputation as a just and charitable ruler. He had a special attachment towards the village. Madhavrao would visit Theur before and after every battle and would seek solace in the serene environment of Theur. Peshwa Madhavrao spent his last days in the precincts of the temple. After his demise in 1772, his widow Ramabai committed Sati on his funeral pyre. a memorial to her is built just off the riverbank near the temple.


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