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Saswad, Pune, Maharashtra, India



The main deity of this temple is Lord Sangameshwara who is an incarnation of Lord Shiva.

Best Season To Visit

The best season to visit the temple is Winter season. The best months to visit are September to February.


Highest - March to May (39°C during day and 22°C during night)Average - May (35°C during the day and 25°C during night)Lowest - December to February (34°C during day and 16°C during night)Monsoon season - June to September

Dress Code

  • For men the dress code is Shirt & Trouser, Dhoti or Pyjamas with upper cloth.
  • For women the preferred dress code is saree or half-saree with blouse or chudidhar with pyjama and upper cloth.
  • Shorts, mini-skirts, middies, sleeveless tops, low-waist jeans and short-length T-shirts are not allowed.

Do's & Dont's

  • Do bathe and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do respect ancient customs and co-piligrims while at temple.
  • Smoking and drinking is prohibited in this temple.
  • Chewing betel leaves, tobacco, gutka and spitting inside temple is strictly prohibited.

transport connections

Name Distance Contact Number
Saswad Bus Stand
1 KM 1800221250
Phursungi Railway Station
22 KM 139
Pune International Airport
35 KM 912026683232


Temple is built in the typical Hemadpanti style of architecture (style incorporating black stone and lime without using any mortar using the technique of mortise and tenon joint). The temple is a mix of old architecture, one assumes possibly original, plus later modifications and renovations. The temple’s Shikhara (dome) has literally hundreds of small sculptures of deities carved in consecutive layers. Although now badly weathered, you can still make out these figures on both the main temple and other peripheral buildings. The main temple has two deepmalas on either side and an unexpectedly large and colourfully painted Nandi in the middle of the temple hall. Further within the temple, just outside the sanctum sanctorum sits Lord Ganesh and other guardian deities carved in the niches of the sustantial walls. The garbhagriha is a somewhat dark roomed cellar, with a lone diya over the Shivling. Goddess Parvathi and Lord Ganesha in the background with a picture of Saint Sopandev painted on the sidewall. The sanctum room is far from silent, a chant is playing in a repetitive loop with accompanying sounds of small bells chiming. A smaller partially damaged but life size Nandi carved out of black stone lies immediately in front of the temple.

Religious Significance

It is believed that the origin of this ancient Sangameshwar temple can be traced back to the Pandavas. Historical and religious references are conclusive that the Pandavas resided in this place in their exile. During their stay here, it was observed that there was a severe water crisis in this region. Lord Krishna who had accompanied the Pandavas noticed Lord Brahma sitting nearby deep in meditation having a kamandalu that was full of water. Lord Krishna quickly asked Bheema to bring that kamandalu and suggested that a river can be made to flow from the water flowing out of the kamandalu. Bheema enthusiastically went up to Lord Brahma to request him to part with the water in the kamandalu but Lord Brahma was blissfully unaware of the surroundings. Bheema in an effort to get his attention poured cold water on his head. Lord Brahma quick to anger at this impertinence of Bheema chased him and, it was during this flight of Bheema that the Shiva Lingas were created in five spots to appease Lord Brahma and seek the blessings of Lord Shiva and the birth of the river Karha named after the kamandalu of Lord Brahma called Kara occurred.


The temple was built in 10th century A.D.

Temple Timings

Day Timings
All Days 06:00 AM - 12:30 AM 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM



Airport Name Distance
Shamshabad 40 KM
Lorem Ipsum 12 KM

Railway Stations

Railway Station Name Distance
Secunderabad 10 KM
Nampally 12 KM
Begumpet 6 KM
Lingampally 20 KM

Bus Stations

Bus Station Name Distance
kukatpally 20 KM
Lingampally 30 KM
Uppal 35 KM

Private Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Private Transport 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757

Local Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Local Transport 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757

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