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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

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.










15 comments:

  1. 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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  2. What beautiful captures of architectural loveliness.

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  3. Beautiful colours and beautiful composed photos.

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  5. Pretty interesting!

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  6. Lovely architecture. Too bad people need to mar it.

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  7. 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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  8. So pretty. I love the architectural details

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  9. Lovely red, and look at the view!

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  10. What wonderful scenes of these great temples.

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

    Happy Rednesday!

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  12. That structure has such lovely lines and architectural details.

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


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