is one of many commercial localities in the city of Pune
. The area has a high number of electronics shops and a sizeable population of sex workers
For some period, Pune was ruled by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb
. When Aurangzeb attacked Pune, he inhabited Budhwar Peth in the year 1660
. In his era, this Peth was known as Mohitabad
. Thorale Madhavrao Peshwa made developments and renamed it as Budhwar Peth when they got the power in their hand. Vishram baugh Wada
and Gramdevata Jogeshwari
are the historical proofs of Budhawar Peth. It is said that when Shivaji
got married to Saibai, they first visited Gramdevata Jogeshwari.
Today, Budhwar Peth is a business area particularly for electrical goods market, books and traditional items. Places of interest include: Jogeshwari Temple, N.M.V High School, Laxmi road, Appa Balwant Chowk and Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati temple
. This last temple is believed to be the richest amongst all Ganesh Temples with the Lord Ganesha icon laden with several lakhs of rupees of gold, and worshipped for obstacle removal.
The place also boasts of being the producing hub of automated taxi meters for most of the autos/rented car in India.Red light area in Budhwar Peth is said to be the third largest in India and home to 5,000-plus commercial sex workers.