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. Take a look at our Pune travel site to schedule your visit to Pataleshwar Cave Temple and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Very peaceful place and must visit to connect with history. Don't miss a party of history if you happen to be around Deccan Road  more »
  • No where near as amazing as the Caves in Aurangabad, but its gives you a taste of the cave temples without leaving Pune. Swing by, but probably not a destination by itself.  more »
  • Small rock cut temple located in the center of the city. It is on the one way road. Lord Shiva is the main deity. Actually it is an unfinished temple, hence other sannadhi's has gods from elsewhere. S...  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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