A trip to Nilkantheshwar Temple, Pune.
Nilkantheshwar (God with Violet throat) Temple, a much peaceful and not so crowded place near to Pune, Maharashtra. It was our Saptahik Milan Trip on 24th Sept. 2011. Nilkantheshwar is famous among the devotees of Bhagwan Shankarji, is also famous for its uniqueness of presentation of numerous statues of all mythological characters and their stories in Hindu mythology.
Approach – Nilkantheshwar is in Sangarun Tahasil in Pune District. It is around 40 Kms from Pune. Can be approached from Warje or Wall side road of Khadakwasala dam. The green and calm roadways in your way will make you fill happy and something doing worth. Vehicles can be taken to the base of the hill and then a walk/climb of about 30-45 minutes is sufficient to reach the temple.
The big statue of Bhagwan Shankar and Nidrista (Sleeping) Hanumaan can be seen at the entrance. More number of devotees can be seen in Shravan Maas and on every thursday. The main attraction here is the big statues and the mythological stories explained through these statues. It can be very learning experience for all age people if someone knowing stories from mythology can explain them to all, specially for children. We can see the stories about the Navnaath Janma for all the nine Naath, stories from Ramayan, Mahabharat, different stories of Bhagwan Shankar, Shri Mahakali, Mahananda, Parashuram and Renuka Mata. The view of Lekurwala Vithoba in the background of Torna gad is amazing one.
In between you can view the two side by side walls of Panshet Dam and Varasgav Dam. The rainy reason view of complete greenery along with hugh backwater of the dams is really eye soothing.
We played a game of catching places of each other with mentioning some special but common thing among ourselves, giving punishment as to tell more information about self to other. This helps us to get more deep relations with each other.
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Facilities – There is canteen facility available at the temple and dormitories can be asked in advance to have a residential trip. Though the place is worth visit once and making much efforts for the betterment, we can contribute there for the good work.