Peth : [Established During 1637-62]
Kasba Peth was the first Peth
to be established somewhere in the 14th century, and is the oldest area in
Pune. Kasba Ganpati the Gram Daivat of Pune, is in Kasba
Peth. This temple was built in Shivaji Maharaja's reign. There is a
story behind the Kasba Ganpati, some children had brought cows for grazing
over there. These children found an idol of Ganapati at this place. Then
they colored this idol and started worshipping it. Shivaji Maharaja's
mother Jijabai also visited there whenever she came to Lal Mahal. Hence
Dadoji Konddeo built a pendol in front of the idol, this is where today's Kasba Ganpati Temple.
Today one can also find the old structured
residences called 'Wada', which is commonly found in Kasba Peth. It
is a residential area and also Known as the Kumbhar wada
(earthen pot makers) and brass and copper utensils manufacturers are
also found their. Lal Mahal and Kasba Ganpati Temple are some of the
famous places over here.
One can see the
many old Wada's,
Educational and Cultural Institutes which are located in the area of
Sadashiv Peth. The name was kept in the memory of Sadahivrao Bhau who had lost
his life in 1761 in the war of Panipat. Earlier it was set up only for the
Military soldiers, but now a days large amount of residents are only
Brahmins. 'Bharat Ithihas Sanshodan Mandal', 'Raja Kelkar Vastu
Sangrahalaya', 'Nehru Stadium', 'Sir Parshurambhau Mahavidhyalay', 'Bharat Natya
Mandir', 'Tilak Smarak Mandir', 'Maratha Chambers
of Commerce' and many more important institutes are in Sadashiv Peth. Khunya
Murlidhar, Vishrambag Vada, Saras Baug, Nehru Stadium, Bhikardas Maruti and well known
Talayatalya Ganapati are the
best attraction of this place.
Narayan Peth :
The area where the office of Daily News
Paper 'Kesari' is situated is known as Narayan Peth. In 1773 Narayanrao Peshwa had build
Narayan Peth when he was in Power. Narayan Peth's Gaikwad Wada is the place where
Lokmanya Tilak had started the daily news Paper called Kesari, this Place is now known
as 'Gaikwad Wada' or 'Kesari Wada'. Recently renovation of the Wada has
been done where you can see the
big Library and exhibition of the objects used by Lokmanya. Now
a days you can find a big stationary, printing and Paper market in 'Narayan
Peth'. Sambhaji Bridge or Lakadi pool (bridge) and Kesari Office are some
famous places over here.
Mangalwar Peth :
[Established During 1663]
In 1662 when Shaiste
Khan had came to Pune with an intention to defeat Shivaji Maharaj, the Place where he stayed was known as 'Shaistepura',
the same place today is known as Mangalwar Peth. It was also known as 'Astapura'.
This area was famous for different
businesses. Mangalwar Peth was destroyed during the Panshet dam's flood. The Temple of 'Trishund
Ganapati' and 'Omkareshwar' is located in this area. Kamala Nehru Hospital
is also located in this Peth. Today the business of transportation is
carried out in this area.
Bhavani Peth :
Bhavani Mata Mandir and Palkhi Vithoba
Mandir are the best tourist attraction of Bhavani Peth. It is named after the Goddess Bhavani whose
temple is in which was set up in 1763. In olden days there were many "bore" trees
in this area, thus it was also known as 'Borevan'. In the era of Peshwa's, 'Sardar Nana
Phadanvisan' had given a startup to Business in Bhavani Peth. He allowed many
businessmen to keep their storages in this area, and later this part of city
turned in to another big business place. Further they built the
temple of 'Bhavani Mata' due to which it is named as Bhavani Peth. Today
it has a large timber, hardware and steel market. Some of the famous places
over here are Shri Bhavani Mata Mandir and Timbar market.
Ganj Peth :
Ganj Peth was inhabited in the rule of Sawai Madhavrao
Peshwa. It was known as 'Muzaffarjang' later it was renamed as Ganj Peth.
It was a commercial center
predominated by traders, weavers, etc.
Ganj Peth is the place where Mahatma
Jyotirao Phule used to stay. Earlier Women and Backward class People were
not allowed to take education, at that time Phule had struggled a lot for
education of women and Backward class people and in the year 1852 he opened the
first school for untouchables. His wife Savitribai Phule had taken task
for the women education in the same area. The school for Women and
Untouchables was opened in Ganj Peth where he used to stay. The resident
of the Phule is now known as 'Rashtriya Smarak'.
Budhwar Peth :
For some period Pune was ruled by the
Delhi's Badshah Aurangzeb. When Aurangzeb attacked Pune at that time he
had inhabited Budhwar Peth in the year 1660. In his era this Peth was known as
'Mohitabad' / 'Moheyabad'. Thorale Madhavrao Peshwa made
developments and renamed it as Budhwar Peth
when they got the Power in thier hand. 'Vishram baugh Wada', 'Belbaugh'
and 'Gramdevat Jogeshwari' are the historical proofs of Budhawar Peth. It is
said that when Shivaji got married to Saibai, first they gave visit to
Gramdevat Jogeshwari. Today it is a business area particularly for electrical goods
market. Some of the famous Places over here are Ganesh Temple, Shri Jogeshwari Temple,
N.M.V High School, Laxmi road.
Ghorpade Peth :
Different places of Pune is named in the
memory of famous Sardar's of Peshwa's era. Ghorpade Peth has been named after the memory
of the Sardar Ghorpade. Now a days it is a residential area.
Nana Peth :
Peth' was the ancient name of Nana
Peth. It has been named after the memory
of the Nana Phadanvis in the year 1761. Here you can find the Temple of 'Nivdungya Vithoba'.
Every year the 'Palkhi' of 'Sant Tukaram Maharaja' takes a halt in this
temple while going to 'Ashadi Vari'. Today in Nana Peth a Wholesale Market
of grocery is found and also a market of automotive spare parts. Ghodepir,
Agyari and Nivdungya Vithoba Temple are famous places in this area.
Rasta Peth :
Earlier Rasta Peth was known as 'Shivpuri',
it was found in the year 1776. Rasta Peth had been named after the memory
of the 'Sardar Anandrao Laxmanrao Raste'. Anandrao constructed a huge building
- Raste Wada. It took 9 years to build the building ( Raste Wada ). King Edward Memorial ( K.E.M)
Hospital and Maharashtra State Electricity Board (M.S.E.B) is located in
this area. Shiral Sheth chowk and Shiv Temple are famous here. Today most of the families in Rasta Peth are South Indian.
Raviwar Peth :
'Malkapur' was the ancient name of Raviwar
Peth. In the Era of Balaji Bajirao Peshwa, Mahajan, Vyavhare, Joshi had renamed
this Place as Raviwar Peth. This area is specialized for the shops of Gold
and Silver ornaments. Therefore this area is well known as 'Sarraf Katta',
Where you can find old as well as new designed ornaments. The Temple of 'Someshwar',
'Jumma Masjid' and 'Bhohri Jammat Khana' are famous in this area. The
market for Plastic Product is found here. The temple of Laxminarayan and
Ram Mandir are also famous in this area. This area is also famous for
wholesale textile market. Vitthal Temple and
the Someshwar temple are famous over here.
Ganesh Peth :
Sardar Jivajipant Khazgiwale had
inhabited Ganesh Peth in 1775 which is named after Lord Ganesha. He was the cheif Sardar of Srimant Madhavrao
Peshwa. In this there is the famous Temple of 'Dulya Maruti' and 'Shri
Gurusingh Sabha'. The big milk market and tamasha theatreis found in this
area. The temple of Dagdinagoba and Gurudwara are famous in this area.
Shukrawar Peth :
[Established During 1734]
Earlier Shukrawar Peth was known as 'Visapur',
and was the largest Peth in the City. In the year 1734 Shukrawar Peth was build by Jivajipant
Khasagiwale in rule of 'Shrimant Balajirao Peshwa'. It was Re Established
during 1748-49. The famous market 'Mandai' of Pune
is in Shukrawar Peth which was built in 1885. Next to it is the biggest
market called 'Tulsi baugh' where you can find various items, in this
market there is a very old 'Ram Mandir'. Near by there is a 'Raja Kelkar
Guruwar Peth / Vetal Peth
: [Established During 1730]
Guruwar Peth was developed
by Jivajipant Khasgiwale
in the year 1730's. It is also known as
'Vetal Peth' as there is the famous temple of 'Vetal' in this Peth. It is said that Peshwa used to
visit this temple. They had put a big Bell in this Temple, as their work of
molding of ammunition was successfully done. This place was also famous for
the elephant fighting shows. The Jain Temple of 'Parasnath' is
famous in Guruwar Peth. Parasnath Temple and Vetal temple are some famous
places over here.
Shaniwar Peth :
[Established During 1637-62]
Pune's Historical place Shaniwar Wada is
in Shaniwar Peth. This place was known as 'Murujabad' / 'Murtuzabad'
when Pune was under the Muslim rule.
As Peshwai started in Pune this place was known as Shaniwar Peth. Shaniwar Wada was build in 1730 by Thorale
Bajirao. In Peshwa's era all the policies were issued from Shaniwar
Wada hence this place became politically important. In the Independence
era 'Hutatma Stambh' was build in front of Shaniwar Wada in memory of
those who has lost their life for independence. Shaniwar Wada,
Hutatma Smarak, Amruteshwar Mandir are some of the famous places over here.
Somwar Peth :
The people staying in this area were know as "Gosavi".
It was also known as 'Shahpura'. These people used to lend
money to others for various purposes before Banks came in existence. This is one of the famous
Peths in Pune. Apollo theater is famous in this area. Mali Maharaj, Vishnu Temple,
Nageshwar Temples are famous in this area. The Emplyoment Office and Zilla
Parishad Building are situated in this area. The famous Shahu Udyan and
Shahu Talav are legend of Somwar Peth. Collector Office is also famous in
This is one of the famous Brahmin peth, connected by
Lalbahadur Shastri road. The famous Poona Hospital is found in this area.
The Crematoria 'Vaikunth' is in this area. The famous Alka theater is in