Shree Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Samadhi Mandir, Pune Tourist Attraction

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Shree Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Samadhi Mandir Pune Address: Alandi, Pune, Maharashtra, 412105, India

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Shree Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Samadhi Mandir Pune Timings

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Monday 5:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wedesday 5:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday 5:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday 5:00 am – 8:00 pm
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Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Samadhi is a divine and highly revered temple among the Warkari religious sect of Hinduism. It’s a calm and peaceful temple where you can get the darshan of silver embodied Sant (saint, in Marathi) Dnyaneshwar.

Sant Dnyaneshwar (also referred to as Mauli) was a 13th-century Marathi philosopher. He’s known for writing Dnyaneshwari (a translation and commentary on the Bhagavad Gita). Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj is also considered an avatar of Lord Krishna.

He went into samadhi, leaving his mortal body while being in a meditative state. Dnyaneshwar Maharaj’s age was 21 years when he went into samadhi. The temple was constructed in 1570.

Where is Dnyaneshwar Samadhi Temple?

The temple is on the banks of the Indrayani River. It’s 22 km away from Pune, in Alandi town. Shree Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Samadhi place is said to be built where Dnyaneshwar Maharaj took samadhi in an underground chamber.

Things to do at Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Samadhi Mandir

Alandi Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Samadhi Mandir is a spiritual place visited by many tourists. Here, you can offer flowers to Dnyaneshwar Maharaj and get his blessings.

Apart from worshipping saint Dnyaneshwar Maharaj, you can also join devotees in reading the Dnyaneshwari text. Then, you can sit under the tree where Dnyaneshwar Maharaj attained spiritual knowledge, and listen to the lessons. The river ghats (banks) by the temple also have a relaxing vibe. You can sit there, enjoying the surrounding views.

If you can, visit Shree Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Samadhi Mandir Alandi in the Hindu months of Ashadh (June-July) and Karthik (November-December). You can be a part of the festive celebrations during those days.

The Palkhi (palanquin) of Saint Dnyaneshwar Maharaj is taken to Pandharpur. And devotees go along singing and dancing and chanting his name.

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Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Samadhi Mandir Timings and Entry Fees

Shree Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Samadhi Mandir Pune opens at 4 AM with Kakad Aarti and closes with Shej Aarti at 11 PM. Darshan starts at around 5 AM until 8 PM. Visit it during the evening hours so you can spend time comfortably.

Temple entry is free for everyone.

How to reach Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Samadhi Mandir?

Shree Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Samadhi Alandi is 19 km from Pune railway station, 25 km from Swargate bus stop, and 16 km from the airport. And here’s how to go to the temple –

By bus – You can take a bus from the Swargate bus stop to Alandi and visit the temple.

By taxi/cab – Cabs and taxis are the most comfortable way to visit Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Mandir. They’re available for day tours from vendors listed in top car rental companies in Pune, so you can easily see the temple and nearby places.

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