ALANDI

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Location : 22-km From Pune, Maharashtra
Also Known As: Devachi Alandi
Nearby Attractions: Siddhabet In Indrayani And Temple Of Vithoba-Rakhumai


Alandi is a small village located 22-km away from Pune , on the banks of the river Indrayani, which is one of the important pilgrim centres of Maharashtra. Alandi houses the 'samadhi' of Sant Dnyaneshwar's who is the author of "Dnyaneshwari" He lived in Alandi and attained samadhi at a tender age of 21.

Other places worth visiting are Siddhabet in Indrayani and Temple of Vithoba-Rakhumai. Annually two melas (fairs) are held on Ashadhi and Kartiki Ekadashi, the eleventh days of Ashadh and Kartik (Hindu months). During this time devotees sing 'bhajans' and 'kirtans' in praise of the Lord all night.

HOW TO GET THERE

Air: The nearest airport is at Pune (22-km).

Rail: Nearest Railway Station is at Pune.

Road: Pune being an important city of Maharashtra is well connected with all the places in the state and other parts of the country. Alandi being just 22 kilometres away from Pune is easily accessible by road. Regular bus services are available from Swargate and Shivaajinagar bus stations in Pune

WHERE TO STAY

Accommodation is available at the Dharmashalas in Alandi. The Pandits at the place also let out rooms to devotees who want to stay overnight.



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