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Chaturshringi Temple is located in Pune. The location of the age-old temple can be traced from the hill slope of Senapati Bapat Road. Chaturshringi Temple in Pune is said to be made by Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhosle during Maratha reign. The Temple is now under the hands of the trustees of Chaturshringi Devasthan.
Chaturshringi Temple derives its name from ‘Chatur’ which means four, thus symbolizing the mountain which has four peaks. The Temple has a breadth of 125 metre and is at a height of 90 feet above sea-level. Pilgrims need to climb more than hundred steps of staircase to reach the holy shrine of Goddess Chaturshringi. Inside the premises of the Temple idols of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Durga are also present. Ashtavinayak, the presence of eight idols, is also seen; all the idols are located on four different hillocks.
The temple attaches with itself a long legend. Several decades ago a rich merchant named Durlabhseth Pitambardas Mahajan, who was an ardent believer of Goddess Chaturshringi, used to visit all temples of the Goddess irrespective of the place. But as old age dawned on him, his body could not adapt for longer travels. Pleased by his devotion, the Goddess one day visited the merchant in his dreams. She said to the merchant, “If you cannot come to me, I will come to you and stay near you.” The Goddess told him to visit a mountain located in the North-West region of Pune and dig there till he finds something. The merchant followed what Goddess Chaturshringi told him. To his delight he found the statue of the Goddess while digging. After that Chaturshringi Temple was constructed.
Chaturshringi Temple Address
Chaturshringi Temple is located on Senapati Bapat Road in Pune which is 10.8 km from the Lohegaon Airport and 5.1 km from main Pune railway station. The best time to visit this Temple is in January, February, March, July, August, September, October, November and December. There is sufficient parking space in the Temple premises. From the parking space, you have to climb almost 100 steps to reach the main entrance of the Temple.
Popular Deity inside the Premises
Main deity which is worshipped by pilgrims in large numbers is of the Goddess Chaturshringi which is also popularly known as Goddess Ambareshwari. Being represented as a symbol of both faith and power she is even considered to be Pune’s presiding deity. The Temple draws in thousands of pilgrims from across India to worship the Goddess. There are various commercial hubs such as IT companies near the Chaturshringi Temple in Pune. There is also a scale-model of Chaturshringi Temple that displays the entire premises and is located at the entrance. The city also holds re-incarnation of the Goddess in various other forms that include Mahasaraswati, Mahakali, Ambareshwari and Mahalakshmi. Fair in the Temple is held annually during Navratri when the temple is decorated with lamps and set up traditionally.