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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the famous religious sites in Pune?

Kirat S DEC 10 2012
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If you want to soak in some pure spiritual bliss, then Pune has a lot to offer you. Dotted with many revered religious sites which are steeped in interesting mythological tales, the city makes for a wonderful religious getaway. Come and seek divinity at:

  • Parvati Hill Temples

    Situated on a hilltop, the beautiful Parvati Hill Temple offers an amazing view of the entire city. Devoted to Goddess Parvati and Lord Devdeveshwar, the temple is an unique blend of architecture and divinity. No wonder, it is flocked by devotees all across the day. As it is located at a height of 260 feet, you will be mesmerized by the amazing sunset and sunrise views. Constructed by Balaji Baji Rao, it was once a private shrine of the Peshwas.

    Address: Parvati Hills
    Timing: 5 am to 8 pm

  • Osho Ashram

    Located in
    Koregaon Park, the Osho Ashram is a must visit for you if you want to experience spirituality and peace. When we talk about Osho Rajneesh, you must be knowing that he is a renowned spiritual guru whose teachings are followed and practiced in every part of the globe. No wonder, the ashram attracts thousands of devotees from all over the world who want to be a part of the meditation programmes that are offered here. You will love to take a stroll in the beautiful gardens which are open to the public in the mornings and evenings.

    Address: Osho International Foundation
    # 17, North Main Road
    Koregaon Park
    Telephone: +91-20-66019999

  • Pataleshwar Cave Temple

    Dating back to the 8th century, the cave temple is a fine example of architectural splendor. If you are not including this temple in your itinerary tour of Pune, then you are surely missing on something important. The rock cut temple is dedicated to Lord Pataleshwar- the God of Underwater. If you have ever been to the Elephanta Island caves, then you will be able to notice that the design of this temple resembles a lot with the former one.

    Address: Jungli Maharaj Road

  • Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple

    Located in close proximity to Shani Wada Fort, it is a must visit for you if you want to experience splendor and seek some divine intervention as well. Devoted to Lord Ganesha, the entire temple comes alive during the 10-day Ganesh Mahotsav festival that is celebrated with much zest and grandeur. Devotees from all across Maharashtra visit this temple during the festival and pay their respects to Lord. The temple was built by Dagadusheth Halwai in the year 1893. He was a sweet mart seller who went on to become a wealthy businessman. Lose yourself to the energy, rhythm and dance of the moment and get decked in the brilliant colours of Maharashtra.

    Address: Budhwar Peth
    Shivaji Road

Start your spiritual journey as you visit these temples in Pune. Don’t forget to enquire about the Darshan and Aarti timings before you head out to these sites.

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