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Ghoradeshwar

Ghoradeshwar Temple is an ancient cave temple dedicated to Lord Shiva situated near the old Mumbai-Pune highway, about 29 km away from Pune.  It is said that Saint Tukaram used to meditate at Ghorawadi caves. From the peak, one can enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of the hills below with the marvelous Gahunje Cricket Stadium in the distance.

Address: Near NH4 Highway, Pune, Maharashtra, India

There are nine rooms for meditation adjoining the chaityagriha. An inscription in Brāhmī script on one of the walls says that the Chaityagriha is dedicated with affection to the Buddha and the Samgha by the daughters of “Dhapar”, who was a disciple of “Bhadantsingh”. The chaityagriha is now known as Shri Ghorwadeshwar Temple.

How to Reach

Ghorawdeshwar is right on NH4 which makes it very much accessible . One has to climb around 350 steps to reach Ghoradeshwar Temple. The trek is relatively easy and it takes about 30 minutes to reach the top. The Ghoradeshwar Temple is in the main cave and houses a Shiv Linga.

To see

A large cave contains a representation of Shivlinga that is visited during Mahashivratri by people seeking the blessings of Lord Shiva.

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