Raireshwar

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Raireshwar
town
Raireshwar is located in Maharashtra
Raireshwar
Raireshwar
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 18°03′N 73°44′E / 18.050°N 73.733°E / 18.050; 73.733Coordinates: 18°03′N 73°44′E / 18.050°N 73.733°E / 18.050; 73.733
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Pune
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Raireshwar is situated in Bhor Taluka near Pune, India. Raireshwar has a temple famous for its historical importance. The temple is very old and of stone structure, but it was later re-constructed in the 18th century. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj took the oath of Hindavi Swarajya in this temple at the age of 16 in 1645 and then created history. It's said that he had cut his little finger and taken the oath by dripping blood onto the Shivling. There is a large portrait of Shivaji Maharaj and his friends inside the temple. Thus, Raireshwar can be considered as an important place in Maratha history. It is situated in between various hills and forts such as Kenjalgad. The temple is on a plateau, which is full of beautiful flowers during monsoon. Best season to visit this place is Monsoon.

The way is a bit steep. Vehicles can be parked at the village down and people can walk towards Raireshwar. Nature is seen at its best at Raireshwar during monsoons. Kenjalgadh can be seen from Raireshwar at a distance. The places worth visiting on Raireshwar are Raireshwar Mandir, Gomukh Lake, Nakhinda (also known as Aswal Lake),Pandavleni.

It is very beautiful place to visit during June to February. Distance from Pune is 82 km. Pune - Bhor 56 km. Bhor - Korle 20 km. Korle - Raireshwar 6 km. many people come here for camping too and the villagers can help in accommodation and food on the plateau. You get lovely Mahrashtrian Bhakri along with Pithla and Tak (Buttermilk).