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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  • Must go, must visit, ancient cave temple in the heart of Pune next to junglee maharaj mandir , with wall carvings and meditation gruhas  more »
  • though one has to climb the steps but is good to have "Darshan" at this Temple.thought not maintained well due to lack of funds.  more »
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  • This is a great hidden gem of a site worth visiting. Unbelievable that it was carved out of a single piece if Stone in the 10th (?) Century. Worth a visit and the temple inside is still visited which gives it very much and alive feeling. To see that the sculptures and pillars are all part if the same single piece of stone. You will spend a Max of 15-20 mins here. However is a great experience and one you will remember.
  • Very ancient and beautiful place. Surrounded by lots of trees, so the surrounding is always cool. Though it's adjacent to JM road, the place is very calm and peaceful. Temple in cave belongs to Lord Shiva. Must visit place along with friends and family. One can spend 1 hour easily.
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