Saturday, December 31, 2011

Changavateshwar & Sangameshwar temples, Saswad : A Photo Feature

Changavateshwar temple
Venue: Saswad, 40km from Pune.
History: This temples Shivlinga was said to have been originally installed by Sage Changadeva(12th/13th cen AD). Jeernoddhar of temple by Sardar Ambuji Purandare in 1700 AD.

pic: mandovara
Pic:sthambha shilpa depicting Sharabha
Note: Temple walls & pillars have carvings depicting Gods,Godesses,Celestial beings, stories from ancient texts etc.

Pic: Nandi placed in the antarala
Pic: sabhamandapa

pic: garbhagriha doorframe as seen from the vestibule
pic:sthambha shilpa
pic: a woman churning curds
pic:malayuddha shilp
pic:Vanar shilp
pic: Sharabha shilpa
pic:dancing Apsaras
pic: Mayur shilp

Sangameshwar temple, Saswad. Built at the confluence of the Karha and Chamli rivers.

 Pic: Samadhi of Peshwa Balaji Vishwanath Bhat


Pic:temple shikhara & mandovara
pic:shikhara of an adjoining minor temple
pic: Nandi seated in the sabhamandap
pic:rest rooms
pic: Sangameshwar temple is built alongside the confluence of Karha & Chamli rivers
pic:rearside minor temple
pic: Nandi outside a minor temple behind Sangameshwar
Pic:Godaji Jagtaps samadhi outside Sangameshwar temple Saswad.Godaji Jagtap had struck down Muse Khan, second in command of Fateh Khan (Adilshahi commander) when the latter had attacked fort Purandar.

Pic: Mastani talao (as seen from Dive ghat: enroute Pune Saswad road) built by Punyashlok Ahilyabai Holkar in late18th century.

Photographs : Abhijit Rajadhyaksha


  1. Your post helped me. I did visit both the temples today. In addition two great food centres I invented. One vadapav and one tea Centre at saswad as I'm a foodie.

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