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Chaturshringi Temple

Chaturshringi temple is one of the famous temples in Pune, and one visiting Pune should not forget to seek the blessings of Devi Ambareshwari, the presiding deity of the temple.

Like most of the temple in Pune, Chaturshringi temple also has its own tale that dates back to many centuries from now. Legend says that Goddess Chaturshringi bade a merchant in Pune to built a temple for her. The merchant who was a staunch believer of the Devi, used to visit the temple of the Goddess during his visit to other places.

But when old age fell on him, he could no longer afford to reach to the goddess. Thus, he felt hurt. It is during this time that the Goddess came to him in his dream and made her presence felt. The merchant was deeply moved by this gesture, and he built the Chaturshringi temple to show his reverence to the Goddess.

The famous Chaturshringi temple, situated on the Senapati Bapat Road, was built during the reign of Shivaji Maharaj. Although, the temple is situated amid the big IT companies and gigantic commercial buildings, the Chaturshringi temple has not lost its grandeur. One of the fascinating things about the temple is that the Chaturshringi temple has a scale model of its entire premises displayed at the entrance.

In Pune, we also find other reincarnations of Devi Chaturshringi. These reincarnations are manifest in the forms of Mahakali, Mahalakshmi, Mahasaraswati, and Ambareshwari.

An annual fair is held in the temple during 'Navratri', a Hindu Festival. The entire temple is lit up with lamps and is also decorated in traditional Indian style.

Thus, if one wants to see the grandeur of the Godhead and its manifestation in this transient world, one should come to Pune.

Last Updated on : 23 May 2013