Pataleshwar Cave Temple, Pune

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Visit Pataleshwar Cave Temple, a hermetic rock-cut complex dedicated to Hindu deities Pataleshwar and Shiva. Because of its construction during the Rashtrakuta period (700 to 800 CE), the site now enjoys protection as a religious monument. Explore the circular nandi mandapa, a pillared outdoor hall that stands in front of the cave. Outside of the basalt stone entryway hangs a brass bell, while the cube-shaped inner sanctum decorated with symbols of Shiva calls devotees to pray and make offerings. Visit the museum nearby, especially since it houses a peculiar Guinness World Record holder: a single grain of rice with 5,000 characters inscribed on it. Put Pataleshwar Cave Temple on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Pune itinerary builder.
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  • August 15, 2017
    The temple was hewn out of rock, and it makes you wonder how many hours, days, months, or even years it took to achieve everything. It's a very quiet place, and the electric lights are jarring, becaus...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    This temple is situated near jangli maharaj Mandir on J M road pune. It has been declared as a projected monument by the government. Temple is very beautiful, neat and very clean. It is very calm plac...  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    This temple is rock cut temple. It was saying its 8th century temple. This temple is part of protected monuments category. It's heritage of pune city.  more »
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  • July 4, 2017
    wow. wow. wow. solid rock cut out. omg. how much work would it take!!!! must see. free site very very cool and unique
  • July 14, 2017
    8th century rockcut temple dedicated to Hindu god Shiva.Situated on crowded Jangjli Maharaj Road,it has got two entry points,one from Jangli Maharaj Temple..and other one from Main road. Palace is usually crowded with college going students and devotees.
  • May 17, 2017
    Very Excellent place to visit where one can not only pray but also study.Very fantastic place to visit for visitors.Lord Shiva and it's ling is very prestigious.One must visit here and watch the real beauty.
  • June 20, 2017
    Such a serene environment. Not just for worshippers, this rock cut temple is the perfect place to sit a while with your thoughts.
  • April 16, 2017
    Most Peace place. Temple is like caves. Enjoy the most oldest Temple in India.

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