Bhuleshwar Temple Pune

Bhuleshwar Temple is another temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. And it attracts devotees from many neighboring areas and other places in the state. It’s also frequented by historians, researchers, and architectural enthusiasts.

This temple was built during the 13th century. And it’s known for its architecture.

Black basalt rock was used in the construction of this temple. And the architecture has Islamic elements like circular domes and minarets. Inside, you can see detailed stone-cut carvings all over the walls.

Bhuleshwar Temple has four sections, named Nandi Mandapa, Sabha Mandapa, Antarala and the garbhagriha (sanctum). It has five Shivalinga in the garbhagriha. And an interesting folk tale is associated with the temple. People say that when you offer a bowl of five sweets to the Shivalinga, one sweet disappears.

This temple houses idols of Lord Vishnu, Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Mahadeva too. An idol of Lord Ganapati in female attire (known as Ganeshwari or Lambodari) is also present here.

The temple is away from Pune city, in Daulat Mangalgad Fort, near Yavat village. And the cool atmosphere and peaceful ambience of the place creates a pleasant experience for the visitors. It’s one of the best places to visit near Yavat Pune.

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