Saturday, January 28, 2012

Pataleshwar cave temple, Jangli Maharaj Road, Pune

Pataleshwar temple is one of the popular places of worship in Pune, located in JM Road (Junglee Maharaj Road). I was there during April 2010.

Pataleshwara temple is a small campus, located slightly below the ground level (Not really a cave like Borra Caves or any other cave temples you might have seen). It houses couple of idols of Rama, Laxman and Sita and other gods, besides the main god, Lord Siva.
Pataleshwar temple is reportedly carved from single rock and dates back to 700-800 AD. Interiors are rather dark. Worth a brief visit if you have half an hour to spare
Nearby: Jangli Maharaj temple.

Also read: Aga khan palace Pune * Shanivar Wada * Wooden sugarcane juice machine *

11 comments:

Saru Singhal said...

Been to this place...Thanks for sharing and bringing back those memories...:)

Mohan said...

much of resemblance with our 'gavi gangadhareshwara' temple near hanumantha nagar, bangalore! Same gods too.. Shiva!

Shrinidhi Hande said...

MOhan: Yes, resemblance is there

Saru: you're welcome

Arti said...

I have visited this temple too. Nice place.

Team G Square said...

Simple little cave temple ......

joshi daniel said...

very different and nice!

ahmedabadonnet said...

rare discovery...

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Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks Arti, TGS, Joshi

Trails of a Traveler said...

Interesting place..

Ram

Prasad Joshi said...

It is really a lovely place for complete peace of mind and to stay away from crowd in Pune city. I also have written an article about Patalashewar caves. Please have a look.
http://fortsandcavesinindia.wordpress.com/category/caves-in-maharashtra/pataleshwar-cave/

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks Ram and Prasad

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