Pataleshwar Cave Temple

Rock Cut Cave

 

Overview

The Pataleshwar Cave Temples is dedicated to Lord Pataleshwar- the God of Underwater and Lord Shiva. The design of these temples is similar to those of Elephanta Cave. It was constructed in 8th century and many of its stones date back to 700 to 800 AD. These temples are considered to be a part of the protected monuments category of Pune. The temple has ornate carvings on the black rocks present within it. It is also known for its museum which is listed in the Guinness Book of Records. The museum is known for the grain of rice which has 5000 characters inscribed on it.
 
The temple is located across the river in Shivaji nagar on Jangali Maharaj Road. The worshippers of Lord Shiva celebrate the Shiva Linga Pooja with much vigour. There are many worshippers who assemble outside the temple to offer their prayers and be a part of the celebration. The temple inculcates massive pillars, a Shiva shrine and a Nandi bull. The temple hence offers a peaceful and delightful historic as well as educational experience to all its visitors.
 
Visiting Timings:0800 Hours to 1730 Hours
 
Visit Duration:1 to 2 Hours
 
Visiting Charges:Free of Charge

Location

Country
India
State
Maharashtra
City
Pune
Location
Shivajinagar
Address
Pataleshwar Cave Temple, Shivajinagar, Pune, Maharashtra - 411005.
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Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Shivajinagar
Nearest Railway Station
Pune Jn (PUNE)
Nearest Airport
Pune Airport
IN
latitude : 18.582099910 longitude :73.919700620
Corporation : Pune
GPS Code : VAPO
Open Year
8th Century
Architect
Rashtrakuta period
Visiting Hours
Morning 8:30 AM to 5:30PM

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