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Omkareshwar Temple

Address : Shanivar peth, pune


Description :

Omkareshwar temple is located near Balgandharva rang Mandir, Shanivar peth. This temple is one of the biggest temples in pune. This is declare shrine of Lord Shiva stands as a symbol and design of endurance as it had existed the havoc made by the 1962 panshet floods. Known for its excessive style of built and large domes, the temple becomes one of the major attractions in pune. The structure and design of the temple takes us back to the peshwa regime as it was built during the reign of Sadashiv Bhau, the peshwa. A 250 year old constructed on the banks of Mutha River still entitle the glory of the fallen peshwa ruler. It can be view as a perfect piece of art and architecture persuading in the 17th century.

Extraordinary carvings on the upper parts of the white dome are a pure beauty. The stone roof of the temple too is magnified with carvings from Hindu mythology. As you enter into the temple you are greeted by variant world. The beautiful Shiva linga holds the eye of all. The Shiva linga artistically decorated by priests over here. The big Nandi built in stone right in front of the temple which faces lord Shiva temple is a good piece of work. The mandap of nandi is built (reconstructed in 1993) in a huge and open courtyard. The courtyear itself is enclosed by a structure that includes the ‘garbhagriha’ which is further added to many rooms, which seen to be inhabited by the temple authorities.

In addition to the Shiva temple you have 6 other temples in the premises. These include Lord Shani, Lord Vishnu, Lord Hanuman, Lord Vishnu Lord Ganesh and goddess Durga.

Hundreds of devotees come here every day with their prayers and wishes. The temple is crowded with devotees especially on Mondays and in the month of Shravan. The large space of the temple is used for a few noteworthy cultural activities like sermons, bhajans and concerts.

The temple is open from 5:30 am to 11 pm. And closed in the afternoon between 2:00pm to 4:00pm.