Pateshwar Temple, Satara district, Maharashtra

Pateshwar temple is located in the village named Pateshwar in Satara district, in the state of Maharashtra.  With shrines of Shiva, it is largely known for rock-cut caves. On the Satara-Solapur state, Pateshwar is situated nearly 11.26 km South East of Satara highway in Maharashtra.

This temple can be approached by private bus and auto by the devotees and pilgrims. This temple can be approached through the route a village named Borgaon. On the other hand, the Degaon route is much popular among the devotees and pilgrims.

The Shivalings found in this temple are Ekmukhdhari Pind, Chaturmukhdhari Pind,     Ashtadikpal Pind, Harihar Pind, Margalmhaisa Pind and Yantra Pind. Other deities found in this shrine are  Ekmukhi Bramhadev, Chaturmukh Shiv, Saraswati, Agni,    Sheshashayee Vishnu, Vainayaki,  Tripura,  Ashtadashbhuja Mahishasur Mardini Chamunda,  Ashtamatruka, Navgraha, Dvadashavtar and Balibhadra.

Among the ancient Shiva temples, it is the most sought after shrine in this particular district popular for special pujas and rituals for devotees and pilgrims. The temple’s specialty is that Lord of the temple is a swayambu murthi.

The temple is open for all from 6.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m daily. Maha Shivrathri in February-March celebrated by devotees and pilgrims from far and near by visiting this temple on festival days with much dedication and devotion.

Devotees and pilgrims visit this particular shrine with of dedication and devotion. People from far and near visit this temple for fulfilling their wishes and desires. It is the most sought after temple in this region and in the state.

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