Pune, a city which shelters not only a good number of forts and touristy places to visit but also is a home to many Temples which holds importance to the Hindu’s religious sentiments.
We have always been visiting beautiful temples all over the country with our parents and we must admit that there is a divine force that attracts us towards them even more.
You will be surprised to know that more than 2 million tourists visit Pune every year just to visit the temples. You must check out the list of Best Temples to visit in Pune.
1. JEJURI KHANDOBA TEMPLE:
The Jejuri Khandoba Temple is situated at a distance of about 48 kms from the city of Pune. The worshippers of this temple follow an interesting ritual or pouring Turmeric Powder (haldi) on each other which imply their wishes of well being for one another. The Jejuri Khandoba Temple is dedicated to Khandoba (a manifestation of Shiva).
2. THEUR CHINTAMANI TEMPLE:
Dedicated to Lord Ganesha, the Theur Chintamani Temple is Pune is a beautiful temple which is a little inspired by the temples in South India. Many worshippers belonging to different parts of the country visit this temple once in a year as this temple is the fifth temple among the Ashtavinayaka Temples of Lord Ganesha.
3. MORGAON GANESHA TEMPLE:
The Morgaon Ganesha Temple is dedicated to the lord of wisdom, Lord Ganesha. The temple is situated at a distance of 50 miles from the city of Pune and marks a starting as well as an ending point of the Ashtavinayaka Religious Tour. Although, the exact date of the construction of the temple is unknown according to the sources, this temple is one of the oldest temples in Maharashtra.
4. LENYADRI GANESH TEMPLE:
Lenyadri Ganesha temple or better known as Girijatmaj Lenyadri ganesha Temple is one of the Ashtavinayka Temples dedicated to Lord Ganesha. To break down the word Girijatmaj, it means the son of Goddess Parvati – Lord Ganesha. The Temple is situated amidst of beautiful settings of Buddhist Caves (18 in total) which adds two cents in making the ambiance all the more serene.
5. BALAJI TEMPLE:
Balaji Temple is Pune is a beautiful temple with golden detailing in its structure. The ambience around this temple is very calm and serene which makes for a perfect reason as to why a number of visitors like to visit this temple with their families. It is a temple where you can pay obeisance to the Lord in a peaceful environment.
6. BANESHWAR TEMPLE:
Baneshwar temple is located at a distance of approximately 36 kms from the main city of Pune. Constructed by the son of Peshwa Bajirao in the year 1749, the temple has been listed as the oldest temples of the country constructed by a person of historical importance. All in all, the peaceful environment and greenery around is worth experiencing.
7. EK MUKHI DATTA TEMPLE:
The temple is dedicated to Lord Dutta who usually is portrayed with three faces. But, the temple is specifically dedicated to the Ek-Mukh Datta. Also, the temple is famous for hosting Shri Sadguru Narayan Maharaj (Anna)’s pravachan and speeches. You will definitely feel a positive aura around this place which is quite an experience in itself.
8. BHIMASHANKAR TEMPLE:
The Bhimshankar Temple is a little far when it comes to its distance from Pune which is about 128 kms. However, the lush greenery and dense forest around these ancient temples are quite daunting. The Bhimsankara Temple of Pune is again, one of the oldest temples in the city which is dedicated to Lord Shiva.