Bhuleshwar Temple | Timings, History & Architecture

Bhuleshwar Temple Pune, rich in ancient history and exotic architecture, is a holy place dedicated to Lord Shiva, and it is one of the oldest temples in Maharashtra. The Bhuleshwar temple timings are from 5 am to 8 pm.

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The Bhuleshwar temple is on a small hillock in the small village of Yavat in Maharashtra state, at a distance of 54 km from the city of Pune. The serene and relaxed atmosphere of the Temple gives the devotees a serene feeling to offer their prayers.

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The classical stone sculptures on the temple walls give the Temple an ancient and historical feel. Devotees from all over Maharashtra and the surrounding areas visit the Temple. Historical researchers and archaeologists also visit it.

Many devotees in the Temple attest to the famous folk tale about the 5 feet – when a bowl of 5 pedha (sweet) offers to the Shivalinga, one peda disappears. A temple is a holy place for the five Shivalingas. It also has idols of Vishnu, Lakshmidevi and Mahadeva.

There is also a Ganapati deity in female guise with many names like Ganeshwari, Lambodari, or Ganesha. It is advisable to pack some essential items like water and snacks before going to the Temple as the surroundings are not commercialised.

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Narayanabet is 15 km from the temple, where birds migrate in summer. The Temple is of mythological significance as it is said to be where Goddess Parvati used to dance for Lord Shiva before going to Kailasa to get married.

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The architecture of Bhuleshwar Temple:

The temple had acclaimed for its beautiful architecture and intricate carvings on the walls and ceilings. The architecture is similar to the Indo-Aryan architecture found mainly during the Yadava rule.

This architectural style is prevalent throughout the Deccan Plateau and has been given a regional classification as ‘Deccan Style’. The original Temple had four different sections – Nandi Mandapam, Sabha Mandapam, Antara and Garbhigriha.

The Temple’s architectural design creates a peculiar lighting composition at the Temple. Being around such an exciting game of light is so much fun. The black basalt rock used for constructing the Temple creates a calm atmosphere inside the Temple, even during the summer days.

Bhuleshwar Temple History:

There are different views about the construction period of this Temple. Hindu mythology says that the Pancha Pandavas built it.

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Historical records indicate that the Bhuleshwar Temple had built by the Yadava rulers who ruled the Deccan Plateau in the early 13th century.

It is still unclear whether the Yadava rulers built or restored the Temple during the Yadava rule. The Temple locates in a fort called ‘Mangalgarh’.

There are indications that the Mughal rulers destroyed parts of the Temple, and Maratha Empire rebuilt the Temple in the 17th century.

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Festivals Celebrated in Bhuleshwar Temple:

On the occasion of Mahashivaratri, the Devesthanam people will decorate and celebrate the festival with worship and rituals. The Temple will be full of crowds. Even during Shravan, the Temple attracts many people by celebrating the Hindola festival.

Bhuleshwar Temple Timings:

The Bhuleshwar temple timings are from 5 am to 8 pm. Worship of Lord Shiva performs during this time.

Monday4 am – 9  pm
Tuesday5 am – 8 pm
Wednesday5 am – 8 pm
Thursday5 am – 8 pm
Friday5 am – 8 pm
Saturday5 am – 8 pm
Sunday4  am – 8:30 pm

Best time to visit:

The best time to visit is from 6 to noon and 4 to 8 in the evening. During May and September, the birds migrate to the nearby Narayanabet Hill. During these months, a day trip to the Temple had completed by taking a detour to the nearby Narayanbet Hill for bird watching.

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Tourist Places near Bhuleshwar Temple:

  • Shri Mayureshwar Morgaon
  • Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Nature Nestt Agro-Tourism
  • Lavthaleshwar Temple
  • Nazare dam
  • Malharsagar
  • Malhar Temple
  • Malhar Bhakti Niwas
  • Banai Mandir
Accommodation in Bhuleshwar Temple Pune
  • Hotel Magnus Square
  • OYO 19891 Vansha Exotica
  • Hotel Regency
  • Treebo Trip Punest Hotel
  • Amanora The Fern Hotels

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How to reach Bhuleshwar Temple:

By Road:

There are regular buses from Pune to Swargate bus station. The Temple is visible from a distance as it had located on a hill.

By Air:

Pune International Airport is a near temple.

By Rail:

 Yavat Railway Station is the near the temple.


How many steps are there in Bhuleshwar Temple?

An uphill Bhuleshwar Temple trek of 200 odd steps takes you to the main temple.

Who built Bhuleshwar Temple?

According to Hindu mythology, the temple has built by Panch Pandava. Also, another temple of king Bharata has built at Bhartgaon near Bhuleshwar temple. Jirnodhar of the Bhuleshwar temple has done during 1230 AD during Yadava Rulers.

What is special about Bhuleshwar?

Bhuleshwar is a neighbourhood in Mumbai. It has situated in South Mumbai and north of the Fort area. It is known for being home to over 100 temples, including the Mumba Devi Temple of Mumbai, the patron goddess of Mumbai and the Swaminarayan Mandir.

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