(Last Updated on : 10/09/2010)
Pune is a city located in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. Capital of Pune district and the 8th largest urban conglomeration in India, with a population of 4.5 million. It is the second largest city of Maharashtra (wikipedia enclopedia). It is located approximately 150 kilometres east of Mumbai, at an altitude of 560 metres above sea level. It is situated at the Western edge of Western Ghats on the Deccan plateau. Pune is widely considered as the cultural hub of the Marathi speaking Maharashtrians. It is known as the `Oxford of the East`, due to the location of several reputed educational institutions.
Bhimashankar Temple Jyotirlinga was built in the 18th century, with the supervisation of mighty Maratha ruler Shivaji.
Bhuleshwar Temple was built in the 13th century, dating back to the era of the Pandavas.
Pataleshwar Cave Temple:
Pataleshwar Cave Temple was built in the 8th century, spelling the word magnificence in rock from the very start.
Jejuri Temple is the structural masterpiece in several respects, having strong Islamic influences.
Alandi Temple was built in 1570, in the memory of Saint-poet Dnyaneshwar.
Known as the place of Saint Tukaram, the Dehu Samadhi Temple was built in 1723.
Built in the times of Chatrapati Shivaji, Chaturshringi Temple has been built on four mountain peaks.
Kasaba Ganapati Temple:
The first Ganapati idol to be established in Pune, Kasaba Ganapati Temple, was graced by of Shivaji`s mother Rajmata Jijabai.
Tulasi Baug Ganapati:
Tulasi Baug Ganapati has a new idol put up every year, the fourth Ganapati to be established for Pune.
Parvati Hill and Temple:
Parvati Hill and Temple located at quite a lofty height, served the private shrine of Peshwa Baji Rao.
Tambadi Jogeshwari is the second Ganapati established in Pune, and the revered deity of many Puneites still today.
Jain Temples in Pune
Digamber Jain Temples In Pune
1.Mahavir Jain Temple, H.N.D. Jain Boarding, Model Colony, Near Om Super Market, Pune. Ph. 25656094 (This temple is just 2 min. from E-Square)
2. Shree Mahaveer Digamber Jain Temple, In the lane of Trapti Auto Service Center, Behind Brahma Veg Restaurant, Manik Bag, Singarh Road, Pune. Ph. 24351008
3. Chandraprabhu Jain Temple, Opp. Naik Hospital, Guruwar Peth, Pune
4. Shantinath Digamber Khandelwal Jain Mandir, 520, Near Moti Chock, Ravivar Peth, Pune-411002
5. Shantinath Digamber Saitwal Jain Mandir, 846, Lonar Aali, Near Moti Chock, Ravivar Peth, Pune-411002
6.) Mahavir Jain Temple, Opp. Gometesh Vyayamshala, Near Ayurvedic College, Sec. 25, Nigadi, Pune Ph. 27659021