Heritage Tour to ancient temple Bhuleshwar and Saswad – With Indologist Eknath Bharade in Baner Balewadi
Firasti Maharashtrachi in collaboration with Ancient Trails organizes One-day heritage Tour to Ancient Bhuleshwar Temple and city of temples ‘Saswad’ on 7th of July 2019.
About Bhuleshwar temple –
Bhuleshwar is a Hindu temple of Shiva, situated around 45 kilometers from Pune and 10 km from Pune Solapur highway from Yawat. The temple is situated on a hill and was built in the 13th century. There are classical carvings on the walls. It has been declared as a protected monument. The temple is also known for the folk-tale about it, when a bowl of sweet (pedhas) is offered to the Shiva Ling, one or more of the sweets disappear. Actor-travel writer Milind Gunaji writes about his experience with this in his book Mystical, Magical Maharashtra.
The temple also has an idol of Ganesha in female attire. It is popular as Ganeshwari or Lambodari or Ganeshyani. This temple is said to be built in 1200 century by King Krishnadevray.
About Saswad City – Saswad City was important due to its strategic location and it was a resident city of Sardar Purandare. Purandar fort, a few km from saswad is fort which was used by Shivaji Maharaj in his first battle. Saswad has many temples from the medieval era as well as the temple of Narayaneshwar from Yadava period.
The cost of the trip is Rs. 1,199/-.
The tour is lead by Indologist which will guide you through the temple and make you understand the temple Architecture and elements of Hindu Iconography.