Parvati Pune

Located in the center of the city, at a height of 2100 feet, the Parvati temple which is dedicated to Shiva and Parvati provides an aerial view of the entire Pune city. I have fond memories of this place where I went in my childhood with friends from school for a picnic. The 103 stairs that lead up to the temple were of no consequence then today is quite an ordeal. The temple dates back to the Peshwa era 1749 AD to be precise. Built by Peshwa Nanasaheb its existence has been shown even before that during the time of Chatrapati Shivaji. The temple has historical significance to the Peshwa history and has a lot of underground tunnels (closed today) going upto the Shaniwar wada. You can read more about it here. Quite simply it is today a place of respite for Punekars and their children for a bite of peace and history respectively.

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    Magical Mystical Teacher January 26, 2012

    I like the well-worn look of this temple. It means that pilgrims come frequently.

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    My Little Home and Garden January 25, 2012

    That structure has such lovely lines and architectural details.

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    Sally Annie Magundy January 25, 2012

    So beautiful, thank you so much for sharing it with us!

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    LV January 25, 2012

    What wonderful scenes of these great temples.

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    viridian January 25, 2012

    Lovely red, and look at the view!

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    Jessica January 25, 2012

    So pretty. I love the architectural details

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    hannah January 24, 2012

    These are absolutely wonderful, Ranu.
    i feel uplifted looking at them. What must it feel like to actually be standing there.

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    fredamans January 24, 2012

    Lovely architecture. Too bad people need to mar it.

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    Leah H. January 24, 2012

    Pretty interesting!

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    chubskulit January 24, 2012

    Beautiful ruby capture!!

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    Maria @ LSS January 24, 2012

    So beautiful. Happy RT!

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    Joyful January 24, 2012

    Beautiful colours and beautiful composed photos.

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    LadyFi January 24, 2012

    Wow – that is so beautiful!

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    jewaicious January 24, 2012

    What beautiful captures of architectural loveliness.

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    Gemma Wiseman January 24, 2012

    The ornate detail on the exterior and interior roof lines is enchanting! And love the added view of leafless trees in soft sunlight in the second photo!

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