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Kukdeshwar Mandir or Temple is located in the Pur village on the bank of Kukdi River at a distance of 15 Km from Junnar on its western side in the Pune district of Maharashtra. It is a 12th century Shiva temple which has been built as per Hemadpanthi architecture. The site of the temple looks amazingly beautiful and the Kukdi River on its norther side adds to its beauty.

It is a popular temple of Lord Shiva which is noted for its splendid carvings and sculptures on the inner and outer walls of the temple. It lies in close proximity of Chavand Fort, also known as Fort of Prasannagad at a distance of mere 3 Km. The roof of this temple is currently in a dilapidated state but renovation is being carried out.


It is believed that Kukdeshwar temple is about approximately 1100 years old and the original idol of Lord Parshwavnatha in the temple could not endure with the passage of time and got destroyed in between this long period.

As per a legend, in the depth of a grand future, a Brahmin saw Parshwavnatha as the architect of eternal happiness and the future Tirthankara. Thus, he in the memory of his last two lives installed a splendid idol of Lord Parshwavnatha.

Festivities in the Kukdeshwar Temple

Regular morning and evening prayers are conducted in the temple. Apart from those, every year on the tenth day of the Bhadrapada month's bright half, a fair is held in this temple.

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