The temple consists of a raised platform - the 'holy of holies' in the southern side of the hall. The Temple has a very small room divided into two by one walls. There are two doors, and in the inner portion, there are the images of Dattatreya and the 'Nirguna padukas'- a pair of sandals.
One can find a very small opening in the wall in the form a silver-plate framework, which allows pilgrims to have a glimpse of the image. Some feet away from here is the door in the dividing curtain; where inside the sanctuary are the Padukas.
Cradle ceremony of Lord Sri Datta marks the beginning of Datta Jayanthi celebrations in Gangapur temple. All the incarnations of Sri Dattatreya swamy are worshipped with Shodashopachara puja. Nirguna Paduka puja is observed on this day. Rathothsavam or chariot festival on Margasira Poornima marks the conclusion of Datta Jayanti puja in Gangapur temple.
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Form Mumbai It takes 6 hours to reach Murud. There are two express buses which depart from Mumbai every day for Murud at 6 am and 11 am. The nearest railway station is Indapur.
Mumbai to 'Ganagapur Road' is the Direct and most convenient Train is 1013 Dn L.T.T. Kurla Terminus -Coimbatore Express, which departs from Kurla Terminus at 10.10 PM & departs from Kalyan 11.15 in the night. It reaches Ganagapur at 8.08 in the morning next day.
From this road of Ganagapur to Ganagapur City (town), where Datta Mandir is situated is around 30 minutes journey by road. Trax/Jeep/Sumo drivers charge Rs 15 per Passanger It takes around 2 hours maximum for a family to perform Pooja/Abhishek at Ganagapur.
Mumbai is very much easily accessible through any part of the country as it is very well connected through Railnetwork.
Through Airways also to Mumbai is much facilitated with flights from all the parts of the country and even all around the world.