President inaugurates Late Smt Laxmibai Dagdusheth Halwai Dutta Mandir Trust in Pune
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President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the 125th Anniversary Celebrations of Late Smt Laxmibai Dagdusheth Halwai Dutta Mandir Trust in Pune on 27 May.
Laxmibai Memorial Awards 2022
Laxmibai Memorial Awards 2022 were presented to three eminent women achievers from different fields on the occasion.
The awardees are Dr. Madhuri Kanitkar, Vice Chancellor, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences; International Bonsai expert Dr. Prajakta Kale; and Dr. Bhagyashree Patil, Chairman and Executive Director, Dr. D.Y. Patil Abhimat University, Pimpri.
About Laxmibai Dagdusheth Halwai Datta Mandir
It is a Hindu temple established by Laxmibai Dagdusheth, wife of Dagdusheth Gadve.
She was originally a Lingayat trader from Karnataka.
After settling in Pune and setting up a business of sweet and savoury snacks, the family came to be known as Dagdusheth Halwai.
Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai and his wife Lakshmi Bai played an important role during the freedom struggle and created a tradition of social service.
This temple was established on 4 July 1904 and is dedicated to Sri Dattatreya.
In Maharashtra, Dattatreya is considered to be an avatar of the three Hindu Gods, Trimurti—Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva.
It is believed that the deities are especially awakened in this temple, making it a popular spot among devotees.
The temple is located in Budhwar Peth near Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati Temple.
In 2017, Laxmibai Dagdusheth Halwai Datta Temple became the first temple in Pune to be completely solar powered.
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