The Parvati hill is an observation point that offers a panoramic view of Pune.
The Parvati temple on the hill is considered to be one of the most scenic locations in Pune. It is the oldest heritage structure built during the rule of the Peshwa dynasty. The hill has 103 steps leading to the top of the hill where the Parvati Devi’s temple is situated. The holy ashes (angara) of the Devi temple was believed to be able to cure Kashibai, Bajirao (I) Peshwa’s wife’s injuries. Since then, Peshwa was the regular visitor of this temple.
They later built the bigger temple — Devdeveshwara — made entirely of blackstone. It was completed under Balaji Baji Rao, in 1749. Other temples are dedicated to Vitthal and Rukmini, Vishnu and Kartikeya.
Peshwa museum, Samadhi of Nana Sahib Peshwa exist there.
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Samadhi of Nana Saheb Peshwa
About Nana Saheb Peshwa
Entrance to Nana Saheb’s samadhi.
Teapot used during Peshwa’s period.
Entrance to Peshwa Museum
View from Parvati hill
103 steps to Parvati hill
Old type machine for preparing Shev and kurdaya, displayed at Peshwa Museum.
Weapons used during Peshwa’s reign.
Women I admire a lot, Ahilyabai Holkar of Indore and Rani Lakshmi Bai of Jhansi.
Wall paintings and folkart of Peshwa Period (18th century).
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