Located about 55km from Pune, Bhuleshwar Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva built on a hill. Constructed during the reign of the Yadava rulers, Bhuleshwar Temple has lately been acknowledged as a protected shrine. Destroyed during the Mughal invasion and reconstructed later, the present structure dates back to the 13th century. Believed to be built during the time of the Pandavas, the temple was originally a fort by the name Mangalgadh and is also known as Daulatmangal Fort. The fort on the hill of Bhuleshwar Temple was constructed by Murar Jagdev in 17th century. The temple also has an idol of Ganesha in female attire which is popularly called as Ganeshwari or Lambodari or Ganeshyani.
According to the legends, It is said that Goddess Parvathi danced here for Lord Shiva and after that they got married in the Kailash. It is also believed that the temple was built by the Pandavas.
The black basalt rock was brought to construct the Bhuleshwar Temple. The structure of the temple is traditional and the walls feature beautiful carvings of several deities and mythological characters. The exterior of the temple surprisingly features Mughal style of architecture. The tower of the temple resembles a Mughal tomb and an influence of southern architecture can also be seen in interior of the temple. Upon entering the sanctum of the te...View more
ple visitors can see a huge statue of Nandi. The walls inside the temple are also sculpted beautifully. Many of the sculptures inside the temple are broken. The surroundings of the temple have various small and large structures which are remains of the fort.
Timings : 05:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Wear neat and good clothes and avoid fashion wear
Pune is considered by many to be Maharashtra's cultural capital and the form of Marathi spoken in Pune is considered to be the standard form of the language.arathi culture and ethos, in which education, arts and crafts, and theatres are given due prominence.
Bhuleshwar Road, Malshiras, Maharashtra 412104
This place is located nearby Pune city, one has to reach to Pune first. There are many State run buses available that run between Pune and other major cities in the Maharashtra as well out of the Maharashtra. Once one reaches to Pune, there are many local buses available from the main stations like Swargate or Pune Station
Pune is well connected to the major cities in the Maharashtra as well as out of the Maharashtra by train as well. As soon as one gets down to the Pune Railway Station he or she may catch local buses or autos to reach the temple.
If one wishes to visit this place by air, then he or she has to fly to Pune. Since Pune is the major city, it is connected to other major cities in the Maharashtra as well as out of the Maharashtra. From Pune airport, one may choose to prefer a local buses/taxis to reach the temple.
Mahashivratri is the special day performing sevas to Lord Shiva