Pataleshwar cave temple

#6 of 23 things to do in Pune

Ever witnessed the beauty of an entire structure carved out of a single rock? Then catch a glimpse at Pataleshwar cave temple. The temple is amongst the famous travel destinations in Pune. The pious temple is devoted to God Pataleshwar which is another name for the Hindu deity Lord Shiva. ‘Patal’ literally means inferno/underworld, and ‘Ishwar’ explains Lord. Inside the caverns, there is a temple sanctified to Lord Shiva and Nandi, which was composed of an unearthed monolithic stone during the time of the Rashtrakuta administration in 8th century AD. The most remarkable highlights of the temple include the Corridors, circular Nandi Mandapa, and bulky pillars. One can find similarities between the temple and Elephanta caves located in Gharapuri, Maharashtra. The temple also has something surprisingly miniature that proffers a sweeping spectacle, 'a grain of rice'. The grain is preserved inside the museum within the caves and astonishingly consists of 5000 characters engraved. This grain of rice has received worldwide recognition and has received a remark in the Guinness Book Of Records. It is a radiant spot which will blow your mind with its architectural distinctiveness. 

Entry timings: 8:00 A.M to 5:30 P.M 

No entry fee

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Pataleshwar cave temple  tourism
Pataleshwar cave temple  tourism
Pataleshwar cave temple  tourism
Pataleshwar cave temple  tourism
Pataleshwar cave temple  tourism
Pataleshwar cave temple  tourism
Pataleshwar cave temple  tourism
Pataleshwar cave temple  tourism