Bhavani Peth, Pune
|locality in the Pune City|
As of 1990[update], Bhavani Peth was the largest slum settlement in Pune. The term Bhavani was derived from the Goddess Bhavani. The Goddess has a famous temple in Tuljapur in the Osmanabad district. The principal attraction of Bhawani Peth is the Shri Bhavani Mata Mandir. Palki Vithoba Mandir is also another major tourist attraction.
Bhawani Peth is famous for its religious places. If you are a spiritual person, then Bhawani Peth should be prominent on your itinerary for Pune.
Some Peths were named after famous personalities and others from the various gods and goddesses of the Hindu pantheon. Bhawani Peth was named after the Hindu goddess Bhavai. The Bhavai temple was established in the area in 1763.
Bhawani Peth is located at the heart of Pune city. Bhawani Peth is a very old locality of Pune. The historical time line of Bhawani Peth dates back even before the era of the British Raj.
The term 'Peth' is used to describe any old locality in Pune. The concept of Peth was an integral part of ancient Indian town planning. In old times, the days of business were held once in a week. The day of conducting business became the first name of the Peth.
Present day Bhawani Peth is an important center of the timber trade. Bhawani Peth also has a thriving hardware and steel market. The market caters to the businesspersons who operate their business in the civil and allied industry. 
Bhawani Peth is easily accessible from anywhere in Pune. Shivaji Nagar bus terminus is the place from where many buses start their journey to Bhawani Peth.
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