Famous Temples in Pune: List of 8 Sacred Hindu Pune Temples

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Temples in Pune: List of 8 Pune Temples That You Must Visit

Pune is known as the Oxford of the east due to the presence of several well known Educational Institutions. More than half of the total international students are studying in Pune as several colleges in Pune have student exchange program with colleges in Europe. Most of the temple in the city were built wonderfully during the Maratha empire. Here are some of the grand temples that Pune is famous for.

Also See: Famous Temples in Mumbai | Famous Temples in Maharashtra


8 Famous Temples In Pune

1. Bhimashankar Temple

Bhimashankar-Temple

According to legend, this temple honors the memory of Lord Shiva’s victory over the evil Bhima and he is manifested here in the form of Bhimashankar Jyotirlingam.  It is also said that the sweat which poured from Lord Shiva’s body formed the Bhimarathi River which meets River Krishna in Raichur. A shrine is also devoted to Kamalaja an incarnation of Parvati.

  • Distance From City: 110 km
  • Temple Timings:   4:30 am to 9:30 pm
  • Main Gods Worshipped: Murugan
  • Time Taken: 1- 2 hours
  • How to Reach: Nearest Railway Station: Chauk Railway Station | Nearest Airport: Pune Airport

2. Parvati Hill Temple

Parvati-Hill-Temple

It is on a hillock in Pune and is of the most sought after locations particularly because of the view it offers. It is also one of the oldest structures and was built during the rule of the Peshwa dynasty. The Hill has 103 steps leading to the top of the hill where temple is situated and according to legend Peshwa purchased the hill from Patil to build a temple for Shiva but he let go be when a consort at the temple cured Peshwa’s mother’s injuries.

  • Distance From City: 5.3 km
  • Temple Timings:   8:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Main Gods Worshipped: Murugan
  • Time Taken: 1- 2 hours
  • How to Reach: Nearest Railway Station: Pune Railway Station | Nearest Airport: Pune Airport

3. Chaturshringi Temple

Chaturshringi-Temple

According to legend, there was an ardent devotee of Goddess Saptshrungi Devi who visited her temples everywhere but one day he grew old and could not visit. One day the goddess saptshrungi devi appeared in his dream and told him if you cannot come to me I will come and that is when a statue of her was found near the mountain he was asked to come to. The presiding deity of this temple is Saptadhrungi in the form of Goddess Chatushringi.

  • Distance From City: 5.3 km
  • Temple Timings:   6:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • Main Gods Worshipped: Murugan
  • Time Taken: 1- 2 hours
  • How to Reach: Nearest Railway Station: Shivajinagar Railway Station | Nearest Airport: Pune Airport

Also See: Famous Bangalore Temples | Famous Shiva Temples in Bangalore


4. Bhuleshwar Temple

Bhuleshwar-Temple

It was constructed back in the 13th Century during the era of the Pandavas and is surrounded by dense forests. According to sources it was originally a fort which was called Mangalgadh and Mata Parvati danced for Lord Shiva here when he was besotted by her beauty and took her to marry her at Mount Kailash.

  • Distance From City: 45 km
  • Temple Timings:   4:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • Main Gods Worshipped: Murugan
  • Time Taken: 1- 2 hours
  • How to Reach: Nearest Railway Station: Yewat  Railway Station | Nearest Airport: Pune International Airport

5. Dagsadusheth Halwai Ganpati Temple

Dagsadusheth-Halwai-Ganpati-Temple

Dagsduseth Halwai Ganpati temple was made by Halwai dagadusheth who was a sweetmeat seller and a rich businessman. The main deity of this temple is Lord Ganesha and his idol here is 7.5 feet tall and 4 feet wide. The temple is said to be 100 years old and has a trust which helps people in need.

  • Distance From City: 110 km
  • Temple Timings:   6:00 am to 10:30 pm
  • Main Gods Worshipped: Murugan
  • Time Taken: 1- 2 hours
  • How to Reach: Nearest Railway Station: Shivajinagar Railway Station | Nearest Airport: Pune Airport

6. Neelkantheswar temple

Neelkantheshwar-temple

Neelkantheswar temple is situated on a hillock 900 metre above the sea level and is really popular among the tourists. The main deity is lord shiva and people fall in love with its architectural design almost instantly as one can experience sunset from here.

  • Distance From City: 3.3 km
  • Temple Timings:   5:00 am to 12:00 pm, 04:00 to 9:00 pm
  • Main Gods Worshipped: Murugan
  • Time Taken: 1- 2 hours
  • How to Reach: Nearest Railway Station: Shivajinagar Railway Station | Nearest Airport: Pune Airport

7. Pataleshwar Cave Temple

Pataleshwar-Cave-Temple

Pataleshwar cave temple is carved from rocks and is said to be built in 8th century in the Rashtrakuta period. The main deity is lord Shiva who is worshipped in the form of Shiva Lingam and has a statue of cow Nandi at the entrance. The temple is said to be 1300 years old and was declared a protected monument by the Indian Government during an archaeological survey.

  • Distance From City: 1.7 km
  • Temple Timings:   6:30 am to 8:30 pm
  • Main Gods Worshipped: Murugan
  • Time Taken: 1- 2 hours
  • How to Reach: Nearest Railway Station: Shivajinagar Railway Station | Nearest Airport: Pune Airport

8. Moreshwar Ganpati Temple

Moreshwar-Ganpati-Temple

According to legend Lord Ganesha rode a peacock here when he came to defeat Sindhu who was wreaking havoc on all three worlds and abusing the power of elixir which gave him endless life. Lord Ganesha cut his body and destroyed the elixir bowl he had swallowed to restore peace in the region. The idol is worshipped dail at 7 am, 12:00 pm and 8:00 pm.

  • Distance From City: 66.2 km
  • Temple Timings:   6:00 am to 10:30 pm
  • Main Gods Worshipped: Murugan
  • Time Taken: 1- 2 hours
  • How to Reach: Nearest Railway Station: Pune Railway Station | Nearest Airport: Pune International Airport

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