Kedareshwar Cave Temple Home > Maharashtra > Attractions > Temples > Kedareshwar Cave Temple

Kedareshwar Cave Temple

Kedareshwar Cave Temple is located at Harishchandragad, a hill fort in Ahmednagar district. The fort is a popular trekking location. Kedareshwar Cave Temple is much different from other temples. It is situated in a cave and also presence of water all year round makes the temple one of the unique temples not just in Maharashtra but in India as well.

A Shiva Linga of about five feet is situated at the centre of the cave. One has to wade through waist deep and ice cold water to reach the Shiva Linga. Though there were four pillars surrounding the Linga, now there is only one pillar intact. Some believe the pillars to be symbols of yuga or time, namely, Satya, Tretha, Dwapara and the Kali Yuga. The present pillar is said to symbolise the last and final yuga, which is the present one, the Kali Yug. Thus a belief exists that when this last and remaining pillar breaks off, the world will come to an end. The walls of the cave are replete with sculptures and carvings.

Kedareshwar Cave Temple is a must-visit for its unique built and the beliefs surrounding it. Trekkers too can enjoy a visit to the temple in a fort.

How to Reach

By Air

Mumbai airport is the nearest. From there, one can take buses to Kalyan. From Kalyan, buses are available.

By Rail

Nearest railway station is Kalyan station. From there, take a bus.

By Road

Buses are available from main districts such as Thane and Pune. If taking a bus from Thane district, get down at Khubi Phata. Again, a bus is needed to go to Khireshwar village, located just 7 km from the fort.

Related Image

Also Browse Following Under This Section

Related Topics


Among the industrialized Indian states, Maharashtra is one of them, extending over mountains of Sahyadri and covering....


There are various government owned and private owned museums in Maharashtra. These museums boast an impressive collection....


The state of Maharashtra has a close prox ...


The state of Maharashtra has many tem ...