Hey everyone hopes you all are good at your sweet places. So as we all know India is known for its cultural and religious things. So today we have come up with the religious stuff which you surely like. Religious means connected with religion. The person who has religious faith is known as a worshipper, believer, etc. In India, there are many religious places that provide you inner peace. As far as my concerned many people believe that God is inside means god is in the person then why are we searching for him in these places. so my answer is yes god is inside but how will you know that God is live inside you. Therefore these top 10 Religious Places to visit in Maharashtra will surely help us to know about God more closely and the most important connection. So here we come up with the religious places in Maharashtra. Where the people who are worshippers or the ones who believe in God and wanted to know God more closely must visit these places.
10 Best Religious places to visit in Pune, Maharashtra
1. Sri Balaji Mandir:-
One of the good peaceful temples on the outskirts of Pune, Mumbai-Bangalore NH4 highway.
We had been from Hinjewadi, Initially reached Swargate and took the bus(bus frequency is every half an hour) and reached Narayanpur stop in the highway(Travel time was hardly 1.5hr and the ticket was around 50-60rs) and from the highway, we can find local transportation like auto or car and they charge 10-20rs to take you to temple.
In the temple Mobile phones are not allowed so can keep in the safety lockers of the temple trust and the complete temple darshan hardly takes 30 min and Prasadam will be yummy laddu.
You can find hotels but not so good in taste so instead can have chats in temple canteen.
coming back again the same auto until highway and from there you can find Mumbai buses which will halt you at Swargate and Wakad.
Swargate-Narayanpur bus stop 40Km
Bus stop to temple 3.5Km
Address:- Solapur Bazar, Camp, Pune, Maharashtra 411001
2. Dagadusheth Halawai Ganpati:-
The deity of Lord Ganesha was incepted by Shri Dagdusheth Halwai and his wife Lakshmibai way back when they lost their only son to the plague epidemic. Every year, the Ganpati festival was celebrated with deep faith and enthusiasm, not only by Dagdusheth’s family but the entire neighborhood. Tatyasaheb Godse, then in his early youth, was a zestful participant in the celebrations. In later years, when Lokmanya Tilak made Ganpati festival a public celebration to bring people together for the freedom struggle, Dagdusheth Ganpati became the most respected and popular idol in Pune.
In 1952, the responsibility of organizing the festival at Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati temple officially fell upon Tatyasaheb and his group of friends. Under Tatyasaheb’s able guidance and leadership, his associates like Mamasaheb Rasane, Adv. Shankarrao Suryavanshi and K. D. Rasane planned and executed the festival with meticulous planning and professionalism, and since then, there was no looking back for them. As generous donors and devotees contributed towards the temple fund, Tatyasaheb and his friends thought of what better way to worship the Lord than to serve our own fellow beings.
Address:- Ganpati Bhavan, 250, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Rd, Budhwar Peth, Pune, Maharashtra 411002
3. BASP Shri Swaminarayan Mandir:-
The BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha is a spiritual, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to improving society through individual growth by fostering the Hindu ideals of faith, unity, and selfless service
Address:- A1-B1, Mumbai-Bengaluru National Highway, 4, Narhe Ambegaon Rd, Narhe, Pune, Maharashtra 411041
4. Parvati Temple:-
Parvati hill resting on Parvati hill rock 640 meters above the sea level at the south end of Pune city in Maharashtra was brought to existence by the great Peshwa ruler Balaji Baji Rao in the 17th Century. One single hilltop resting 260 feet above the Pune city level the Boasts of beautiful views all through the year with extremely pleasant Climate, has renowned and spiritually refine shrines of so many Hindu Gods -Lord Devdeveshwar, Lord Vishnu, Lord Vinayakar, Lord Vitthalla, and Goddess Rukmini, Lord Kartikeya. The Premier black-stoned temple is of Lord Devdeveshwar. Parvati Hill is the number one spot for people looking for a weekend respite from the constant bustle of city life.
Address:- Western Ghats
5. Bhuleshwar temple:-
According to Hindu mythology, the temple was built by Panch Pandava. Also, another temple of king Bharata is built at Bhartgaon near Bhuleshwar temple. Jirnodhar of the Bhuleshwar temple was done during the period of 1230 AD during Yadava Rulers. The fort on which the temple is situated is called the Daulatmangal fort, also at times referred to as Mangalgad. Black basalt (AA type) rock was brought to construct this temple which is different as compared to surrounding brownish color basalt which has a high percentage of calcium (lime – Chuna). The fort was constructed in 1629 by Murar Jagdev who, in 1630, looted Pune. He then built the fort to keep a watch on the city. The composition of light here is an interesting phenomenon, especially for artists and photographers. It is created by an aisle having ornamental scriptures on the surrounding walls of the Garbhagriha & Antarala on one side & Devkulikas-cells built for various other deities on the other. There are many tourists who come to see these historical temples.
Address:- Bhuleshwar Road, Malshiras, Maharashtra 412104
6. Pataleshwar Cave Temple:-
The Pataleshwar cave temple (also called Panchaleshvara or Bamburde) is a rock-cut cave temple, carved out in the 8th century in the Rashtrakuta period by Kannadiga kings. It is located in Pune. Constructed in the 8th century, the glorious Paraleshwar cave temple presents an iconic narration of the rich history of India. The temple is found in the epicenter of the city of Pune in Maharashtra. Carved out of a single rock, it is dedicated to the God of the underworld – Lord Pataleshwar.
Apart from a rich historical background, the temple holds some very detailed inscriptions, museums, and architectural enigmas that make it an instant attraction among tourists from across the globe. Additionally, the temple is nestled with various tropics and a river around it which makes Pataleshwar a fascinating point for adventurers to scour.
From a grain of rice that contains close to 5,000 characters to the mammoth pillars holding the temple, tourists who visit here are awestruck by the temple’s extravagant beauty and design.
Address:- Jangali Maharaj Rd, Revenue Colony, Shivajinagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411005
7. ISKCON NVCC Temple:-
ISKCON NVCC (New Vedic Cultural Center) is located in the less congested area of Kondhwa near Pune. ISKCON NVCC is a temple devoted to Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha. The temple has lavish green hills in the background and provides its visitors with a great ambiance. Once you enter the prayer hall, you will be awe-struck by the stunning idols of Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha. The idols are elegantly embellished with beautiful outfits and colorful garlands. The ceilings of the dome and the walls of the temple are artistically adorned with colorful paintings. The temple houses activities like youth training programs and Bhagvat Gita reading classes, women and family empowerment activities, etc. apart from being the residency of Radha, Krishna, and Balaram
Address:- survey no, 50, Katraj – Kondhwa Rd, Tilekar Nagar, Kondhwa Budruk, Pune, Maharashtra 401148
8. Ramdara Mandir:-
Ramdara Temple is an old temple with idols of many deities. The main shrine is that of Shiva, but the statue is famous for the idols of Ram, Lakshman, and Sita. Next to the temple is also an ashram of Shri Devipuri Maharaj also known as Dhundi baba. The temple also has an impressive Nandi. There is a small pond next to the temple. The location of the temple along with the abundance of trees in the vicinity makes this place very calm and beautiful.
Address:- Ramdara-Loni Kalbhor Rd, Pune, Maharashtra 412201
9. Shri Satya Sai Pandurang Kshetra :-
This Temple is also known as Hadshi Temple from Pune you have to go to Chandni Chowk, then Pirangut, then Paud – In the direction of tamhini/Mulshi. In Paud, take the right turn just after the Bus Stand. After this keep going straight towards Pavana Dam/Tikona, then you will start seeing signboards. At a fork after around 15 km, the road to the left will be Hadshi Temple.
After the arch, there is a short drive up the hill you get to the first temple which is next to the parking, and as you cross it and go behind, the beauty of the place hits you. The temple is right in the middle of the mountains and has huge very well-maintained grounds on both sides.
Best time to visit – Rainy Season
Address:- Maharashtra 41210
10. Morgaon Mayureshwar Temple:-
One of the most popular ashtavinayakas (8 Ganeshas) of Maharashtra, Shri Mayureshwar Mandir is the foremost center of worship for the members of the Ganaptya sect because it having a strong association with the Morya Gosavi. According to the Hindu mythological records, the temple was the place where Sindhu was killed by Lord Ganesha. Devotees of the temple firmly believe that the ashtavinayaka pilgrimage circuit is incomplete without a visit to Morgaon.11. Baneshwar Temple.
Address:- Morgaon, Maharashtra 412304
11. Jangali Maharaj Temple :-
This temple was constructed in the memories of Jangali Maharaj. Jangali Maharaj was an ascetic yogi belonging to the nineteenth century. He was a disciple of Swami Samarth of Akkalkot. In his youth, he was said to be a towering person over seven feet tall and a wrestler’s build to match. He was a hath yogi who had acquired his yogic capabilities after severe penances.
Address:-Shivajinagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411005
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10 Best Religious Places to Visit in Mumbai, Maharashtra
1. Siddhivinayak Temple:-
The Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shri Ganesh. It was originally built by Laxman Vithu and Dubai Patil on 19 November 1801. It is one of the richest temples in India.
The temple has a small mandap with a shrine for Siddhi Vinayak (“Ganesha who grants your wish”). The wooden doors to the sanctum are carved with images of the Ashtavanyak (the eight manifestations of Ganesha in Maharastra. The inner roof of the sanctum is plated with gold, and the central statue is of Ganesha. In the periphery, there is a Hanuman temple as well. The exterior of the temple consists of a dome that is lit up with multiple colors in the evenings and they keep changing every few hours. The statue of Shri Ganesha is located exactly under the dome.
Address:- SK Bole Marg, Prabhadevi, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400028
2. Mata Vaishnodevi Temple:-
Mata Vaishnodevi Temple is situated in Malad East and is one of the top Temples in Malad East, Mumbai. Malad in Western Suburbs in Mumbai is home to a Vaishnodevi Temple that is a kind of replica of the original temple and has attracted devotees from all over.
Address:- Subhash Ln, Malad, Primal Nagar, Malad East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400097
3. Balaji Temple:-
Mumbai’s Tirupati Balaji Temple will be built in Bandra East at a cost of INR 30 crore. It will be a replica of the Tirupati temple in Andhra Pradesh. The cost to build the replica of the Tirupati Balaji Temple will be INR 30 crores and the work for the same will begin in January 2021.
Address :- 3-289, Opp. Priyadarshani School, RSC 69, Priyadarshani Vidyadhan Marg, Shivkrupa CHS, Sector 7, Kandivali West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400067
4. Babulnath Temple:-
Babulnath Temple is an ancient Shiva temple in Mumbai, India. Situated on a small hillock near Girgaum Chowpatty, it is one of the oldest temples in the city, Shiva in the form of the Lord of the Babul tree is the main deity in this temple.
Its walls are specially carved with limestone that depicts the Hindu mythology
At this temple, the beautiful marble flooring is specially brought down from Rajasthan. Thus, each step you take inside this temple feels royal and enchanting along with the daily devotees you can meet and greet, dressed in Indian attires. So, every moment spent in this temple is blissful with internal peace and devotion.
Moreover, you can witness devotees from different corners of the world who love to pay their tribute to Lord Shiva and other idols.
Once you enter the holy temple revered by so many Hindus and locals, you can find sculptures and idols of Lord Ganesha, Lord Hanuman, and Nandi with Kashyap. We would also advise you to buy a basket outside the temple steps before entering.
This basket will bring joy, happiness and fulfill all your wishes once you pay your heartfelt worship to Shiva and other lords like Durga Mata and Goddess Parvati at the center of this temple. If you have any doubts regarding the same, you can always ask devotees around you or the priest to know how to get the prayer done with the basket that you buy.
On the other hand, idols of Goddess Parvati and Durga Mata are respectfully placed in the center of this temple. What’s even more special about this temple is that around 4 times a day, prayers for Lord Shiva are recited here.
This temple gets approximately a lakh devotees for Darshan during the Mahashivratri. The whole scenario is a sight to behold and capture in your hearts to narrate stories about back home.
Address:- 16, Near, Babulnath Rd, Chowpatty, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400004
5. Mumbadevi Temple:-
Mumba Devi Temple is a renowned ancient temple dedicated to ‘Goddess Mumbadevi’. This beautiful temple situated in Mumbai was built in the 18th century. The ‘Koli’ fishermen or the early inhabitants of Mumbai greatly respect and honor Goddess Mumbadevi and consider her as their guardian. Goddess Mumbadevi is recognized as ‘Goddess Shakti’ or the Goddess of Power. Today, this elegant temple is sited amidst the crowded steel and cloth markets of Mumbai. Within the jam-packed Zaveri Bazaar, one can see the Mumba Devi Temple surrounded by several flower shops. People attend the ‘aartis’ in this temple that are conducted in the mornings and evenings.
The Mumba Devi Temple was first built in Bori Bunder in 1675. The temple was destroyed and reconstructed at Zaveri Bazaar, Bhuleshwar in 1737. Since ancient times, the Koli fishermen and Dravidians offered their prayers to Mumbadevi at this temple.
Address:- Mumbadevi Area, Bhuleshwar, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400002
6. Mini Sabarimala Temple:-
Mini Sabarimala Shree Ayyappa Temple is the first ancient Ayyappa Temple outside Kerala State. A tiny stream originating from the vicinity adds to the sanctity and beauty of the environment. The temple is unique one by its resemblance to the Holy Shrine of Sree Dharmasastha at Sabarimala
Address:- Mumbadevi Area, Bhuleshwar, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400002
7. Maha Lakshmi Temple:-
Mahalakshmi Complex is designated as a heritage precinct due to its architectural/archeology value, unique streetscape and intrinsic quality of historic settlements dotted with traditional temple shrines. It has the unique ambiance of vernacular domestic architecture and temple forms with a picturesque street character with low rise residential buildings along pedestrian thoroughfares, lined with flowers and sweets – dealer
Address:- Pacca Danga, Pakki Dhaki, Old Heritage City, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir 180001
8. Walkeshwar Temple:-
The temple itself is being renovated and people are playing in the pool. However, the water is not clean. It is surrounded by many temples, which are basically dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is not very big. When you come to this place, you can see different places in Mumbai, narrow cobblestone roads, and local residents.
Walkeshwar Temple, also known as the Baan Ganga Temple, is located in Walkeshwar, near the Malabar Hill neighborhood, in the South Mumbai precinct of the city of Mumbai, India. It is situated at the highest point of the city, and close to the temple lies the Banganga Tank.
Address:- 40, Banganga Cross Ln, Teen Batti, Malabar Hill, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400006
9. Swaminarayan Temple:-
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Mumbai (Marathi: श्री स्वामीनारायण मंदिर, मुंबई) is a Hindu Temples (Mandir) and a part of the Swaminarayan Sampardav. This Swaminarayan Temple is located in the Bhuleshwar area of Mumbai and is the oldest Swaminarayan Mandir in Mumbai, being over a hundred years old.
The present Mandir has a tri-spire structure and the Murtis installed are that of Laxminarayan Dev, Ghanshyam Maharaj Hari Krishna Maharaj, Gaulokvihar, and Radha. It is a Shikharband Mandir and comes under the Laxminarayam Dev Gadi This temple is one of many in the Bhuleshwar area that led to the birth of Phool Galli (or flower market) in Bhuleshwar due to the high demand for flowers in these temples.
Address:- Swaminarayan Chowk, Lakhamsi Napoo Rd, opp. Dadar Station, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400014
10. Kenseth Eliyohoo Synagogue:-
The Knesset Eliyahoo, also Knesset Eliyahu, is an Orthodox Jewish synagogue located in downtown Mumbai, India. It is the city’s second-oldest Sephardic synagogue
Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue is the second oldest Sephardic synagogue in Mumbai. Constructed in 1884, the synagogue was designed by Bombay architects Gostling and Morris and was paid for by the Sassoon family, who were prominent philanthropists in Bombay in the nineteenth century. It was built in the classical revival style and originally had Minton tile floors imported from Stoke-on-Trent in England. The synagogue’s decorative interiors featured Victorian stained glass windows and rich Burmese teakwood furnishings and staircases.
The Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue continues to be used as a synagogue and is the center of Jewish cultural and religious life in Mumbai. The building contains unique features that draw on the various cultural forces in Mumbai in the nineteenth century, combining Jewish traditions with Indian and English Victorian influences.
Address:- 55, Dr. V.B. Gandhi Marg, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400023
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