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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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  • I have been to this temple many times and me and my friends used to go there to study and what is amusing that being next to a highly busy road there is an unending silence. It really gives you peace ...  more »
  • Silent Cool Peaceful place. Very nicely carved ancient temple State of art and excellent place showing our ancient skills and culture Located in the city but as you enter the premises you feel you are...  more »
  • Place is situated near shivaji nagar. It's a shiva temple. Place is very cool and quite. Nice place to visit.  more »
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  • wow. wow. wow. solid rock cut out. omg. how much work would it take!!!! must see. free site very very cool and unique
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Such a serene environment. Not just for worshippers, this rock cut temple is the perfect place to sit a while with your thoughts.
  • Most Peace place. Temple is like caves. Enjoy the most oldest Temple in India.

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