Parvati hills the proof of Peshwa 's lavish life style.

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Photo of Parvati hills the proof of Peshwa 's lavish life style. by Akshay Kokare
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Parvati Hill

Parvati Hill

Highest point

Elevation 2,100 ft (640 m)

Geography

Location India Pune, Maharashtra, India

Parent range Western Ghats

Climbing

Easiest route The hill has 103 steps, which is the way to the top of the hill.

Parvati Hill is a hillock in Pune, India. The hillock rises to 2,100 feet (640 m) above sea level (It includes Punes MSL which is 560m from sea level, so effecitvely it's 80m(263 feet) from ground base). Atop the hillock is the Parvati Temple, one of the most scenic locations in Pune. The temple is the oldest heritage structure in Pune and was built during the rule of the Peshwa dynasty.For visitors, Parvati hill is also an observation point that offers a panoramic view of Pune. It is the second highest point in Pune (after Vetal Hill). The hill has 103 steps leading to the top of the hill where the temple is situated.The hill was owned by the Patil named Taware . Peshwa purchased the hill from this patil to build a temple of shiv . The Devi temple was believed to be of Taware’s kulswami who’s angara was able to cure kashibai, peshwa’s mother’s injuries. Since then Peshwa was the regular visitor of this temple

The main temple, Devdeveshwara, is made of blackstone. It was completed under Balaji Baji Rao, in 1749. Other temples are dedicated to Vitthal and Rukmini, Vishnu, and Kartikeya.

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Temples

Parvati Hill has 5 temples atop it:

1.Devdeveshwar temple (Shiva and Parvati)

2.Kartikeya Temple

3.Vishnu Temple

4.Vitthal Temple

5.Rama Temple

Along with other temples of surya ( the sun )and bhawani mandir The temples open at 5:00 am and close at 8:00 pm.

Other structures

Besides the temple, the Peshwa Museum is situated there. The samadhi of Balaji Baji Rao lies, where he spent the last moment of his life. Parvati water tank supplies water to the half of the city of Pune.

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gONNA VISIT IT WITH MY DAUGHTER ANY GOOD SUGGESTION FOR OTHER PLACES
Fri 05 25 18, 21:07 · Reply · Report