Timings : 04:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Entry Fee : No entry fee
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Rich in ancient history and peculiar architecture, Bhuleshwar temple is a holy site devoted to Lord Shiva and is one of the oldest temples in Maharashtra. Situated on a small hill in a small village of Maharashtra called ‘Yavat’, the temple is located around 54 kms from Pune city. The calm and cool ambience of the temple creates a peaceful experience for the devotees to offer their prayers. The classical stone carvings seen all over the temple walls give the temple an antique and a historical feel. Devotees from all around Maharashtra and the neighboring regions visit the temple. It is also visited by historic researchers and ancient-architectural enthusiasts.
There have been many instances of devotees at the temple that confirm the famous folk-tale about the 5 pedhas – when a bowl of 5 pedhas (sweet) is offered to the Shiv Linga, one peda disappears. The temple is a holy site to five Shivlingas. It also houses the idols of Lord Vishnu, Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Mahadeva. There is also a deity of Lord Ganapati in female garb which has several names such as Ganeshwari or Lambodari or Ganeshyani. It is advised that you pack some essentials before heading to the temple like water and some snacks as the surrounding of the temple isn’t commercialized. Around 15 kms from the temple is Narayanbet, a hill where birds migrate during the summer. The temple has mythological significance as it is said that this was the spot where Goddess Parvati used to dance for Lord Shiva before they left for Kailash to get married.