Besides the temple, there is an adjoining museum with the historical records of the Peshwas rulers. The museum contains a variety of things dating back to the contemporary society of the Peshwas. Among these artifacts the most important ones are:
- old manuscripts
- replica of ancient paintings
- weapons, and
- coins, etc.
It is from this museum that we come to know that the Parvati Hill and Temple of Pune bore an idol which was carved out of gold by a craftsman from Karnataka; but it was stolen and replaced by a golden plated silver idol.
We also gather from this museum that the Parvati Hill and Temple at Pune was the private shrine of Peshwas Balaji Baji Rao; but today the temple is open to all. Everyone having the desire to visit the temple can visit the Parvati Hill and Temple of Pune, and can get the flavor of the Maratha cult.
It can thus be concluded that the Parvati Hill and Temple possesses an incredible charm.
Last Updated on : 23 May 2013