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Pataleshwar Temple, Pune

Location : Pune, Maharashtra

Presiding Deity: Lord Shiva


Amidst modern high-rise structures and developments, at Jungli Maharaj Road, housed in caves, one can see this ancient rock cut temple dating back to 8th century. This temple is similar in style to that of temples found in Ellora. The temple has been carved out of a single boulder of awe-inspiring size, which includes massive pillars. It houses a Shiva shrine, a 'Nandi' (bull) and images of Sita, Rama, Lakshmana, Lakshmi or Laxmi, Ganesha under its roof. More importantly, it's an active temple. In front of the excavation is a circular Nandi Mandapam. Adjacent is the Jangli Maharaj temple, dedicated to a Hindu ascetic who died here in 1818.


HOW TO GET THERE: Air: Nearest airport is at Pune . Rail: Pune is well connected with all the places by rail. Road: Pune being a major commercial city of Maharashtra is well connected by road with all the places in Maharashtra and other parts of the country. Local Transportation: Tourists can easily reach this place by auto-rickshaw.

WHERE TO STAY: Accommodation is available at the hotels in Pune.

Built in : 8th century
Built During : Rashtrakuta period
Dedicated To : Lord Pataleshwar- the God of Underworld and Lord Shiva
Temple Timings : 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Nearest Railway Station : Pune Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Lohegaon Air Force Base Airport in Pune

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