Pune Darshan

Vighneshwar temple

Vighneshwar temple Ozar (Asthavinayak)

The Vighneshwar temple at ozar is the fifth Ganesha temple to be visited during the Asthavinayak Darshan tour. This idol is tall and broad. This idol is the wealthiest among the Ashta Vinayak since it is laden with jewels. Being the destructor of obstacles, this form of Ganapati is called Vighneshwar (Vighna = obstacles). This is one …

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Girijatmaj temple

Girijatmaj temple Lenyadri (Asthavinayak)

The Girijatmaj temple at Lenyadri is the Sixth Ganesha temple to be visited during the Asthavinayak Darshan tour. It is a Swayambhu idol which is carved into a rock. Girijatmaj Vinayak refers to the Ganesh as the son of Parvati. Girija is another name for Parvati and Atamaj means son. This is only the temple of the Ashtavinayak …

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Tukaram Maharaj

Saint Tukaram Maharaj (Sant Tukaram Maharaj)

Dehu is a place of Sant Tukaram Maharaj – a well-known saint in Maharashtra. He and Sant Dnyaneshwar were the popular saints and both worshiped Lord Vitthal. Family Life and Background Jagadguru Sant Tukaram Maharaj was born in 1608 and lived most of his life in Dehu, a village near Pune, on the banks of the Indrayani River. the Dehu village …

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Karla Caves Lonavala Pune

The Karla Caves in Pune is an amazing place to visit. It is located in Karli close to Lonavala, About 40 km from Pune, Maharashtra, India. Karla Caves is a complex of ancient Buddhist Indian rock-cut architecture cave shrines developed over two periods – from 2nd century B.C to 2nd century C.E. and in 5th – 10th century. Even though the caves were constructed …

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MahaGanpati temple

MahaGanpati Temple Ranjangaon (Asthavinayak)

The MahaGanpati Temple Ranjangaon is the fourth Ganesha temple to be visited during the Asthavinayak Darshan tour. The Temple situated on Pune-Ahmednagar highway about 50km. in Shirur Taluka of Pune District, Maharashtra State. The Mahaganpati is the most powerful representation of Lord Ganesha. Mahaganpati is depicted as having eight, ten or twelve arms. You will be surprised to know …

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Saint Dnyaneshwar Maharaj (Marathi sant)

Saint Dnyaneshwar was a 13th century Marathi saint, poet, philosopher and a yogi of the Nath sect. His works Dnyaneshwari, which is a commentary on the Bhagavad Gita, and Amrutanubhav. Another compilation of compositions is considered to be milestones in Marathi literature. Saint Dnyaneshwar Background Dnyaneshwar was the second of four children of Vitthal Govind Kulkarni and Rukmini. A religious …

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Shivneri Fort

Shivneri Fort- Birthplace of Shivaji Maharaj

Shivneri Fort, a landmark of Maratha history is the birthplace of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Shahajiraje Bhosle, Shivaji’s father served Adil Shah, the Sultan of Bijapur. He was a general in his army. That was the period of anarchy in Maharashtra with the wars between the Adil Shahi and the Nizam Shahi having become the order of the day. …

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