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, 82 km away. It is situated in between various hills and forts such as Kenjalgad. The places worth visiting at Raireshwar are Raireshwar Mandir, Gomukh Lake, Nakhinda (also known as Aswal Lake), Pandavleni.

Temple[edit]

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. The temple is on a plateau, which has many beautiful flowers during monsoon, the best time to visit this place.