Jul 20

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My first outing in Pune was to the Balaji temple near Narayanpur village. I didn’t take my camera with me at that time, but the place/route was good enough to make a second visit within 2 months. The balaji temple near narayanpur is meant to be a replica of the Tirupati temple in all aspects. The priests there have come from Tirupati and every “sevai” done is similar to the one in tirupati. They even give out one laddoo to every visitor!

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The temple is very well maintained and if you visit quite early in the day , you can see the main deity in a matter of minutes whereas on a weekend or in the later half of the day, quite a queue builds up. In summer, the ground gets really hot and it can be quite an experience to reach the comfort of the shade from the point where you leave your slippers. The temple timings are from 5 AM – 8 PM.

Route from Pune to Narayanpur: I stay in Magarpatta, so all the routes mentioned start at Magarpatta! Go towards hadapsar market. Do not go over the flyover, go tothe left of it. Once you see the hadapsar bus stand (to the right, when going from magarpatta), you have to go around it . You have to go on this quite a long distance to reach Saswad village. You will cross a Ghat section to reach Saswad. Once you reach here, you would see a bus stand (a bigger bus stop to be precise!) and also a Sivaji Statue (not a good landmark, as there are hundreds of Sivaji statues all over Maharashtra). Beyond this bus stand, you will see sign boards for Narayanpur. The moment you take this turn, you will enter a maze of extremely small streets. After crossing this village, the greenery starts to open up. This road will take you right into Narayanpur and to the Balaji temple beyond that.

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One of the landmarks you will see on the way is the structure below while crossing a narrow bridge. I somehow get reminded of Angkor Wat whenever i see this photo, dunno why!

Balaji_Temple_Narayanpur_Pune_01The first time when i visited here, the surroundings were pretty dull, but everyone told me that things drastically change with the onset of the monsoons and they were right! The whole route was bathed in green with numerous small waterfalls and streams dotting the sides of the road.

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A trip which should normally take around an hour one-way ended up taking almost double the time, because the temptation to stop the car and go out and take photographs was too much to overcome.

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Just a few kilometres ahead of the balaji temple is the fort hill of Purandar. A small road goes to the left (with clear signs, albeit in Marathis). If yo don’t know Marathi/Hindi, look for the Sivaji photo! We had not planned a visit to this fort, but i drove towards it just to see the demo version so that i can plan an exclusive trip later. The road was in a pretty bad condition. We met one passer-by and confirmed that this indeed was the road up to Purandar. He confirmed that and said that road condition is much worser further on. It had also started raining heavily by then. So, we turned back. But a walk/trek up to Purandar (a drive, if your car is well insured) is a must on the to-do list!

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written by Rajaram S



155 Responses to “Balaji Temple at Narayanpur Village”

  1. 1. Ajat Says:

    Nice photos

  2. 2. preeti Says:

    is der any accomodation available der at the balaji temple….
    can i get sum contact no. wherein i can contact n get d further info…
    plz can u help me as soon as possible….

  3. 3. Rajaram S Says:

    hi ..to my knowledge, there is no accommodation at the temple. But this place is just an hour and a half drive away from pune. I guess you can use Pune as your base.

  4. 4. shridhar Says:

    nice pics sir,
    pls inform torist places to pune

  5. 5. rohit Says:

    hi chal ta hey kya?

  6. 6. Ajay S: Says:

    good photos , now I’m tempted to visit here soon !

  7. 7. Chetan Says:

    Hi…thanks for the post was really helpful ….

  8. 8. santosh shripathi Says:

    Good photoes nice environment.

  9. 9. b nilesh Says:

    thanks so beatiful
    govinda govinda govinda

  10. 10. b nilesh Says:

    thanks so beatiful
    govinda govinda govinda

  11. 11. Bhavika Says:

    Hi,
    I am Bhavika,software engineer.Beautifull scenes and u took nice photographs really.This photos are very helpful for my websites.Thanks………….

  12. 12. navnath Says:

    hi…..verry beatiful photo and balaji tempel

  13. 13. Aru Says:

    Good Clips. m more excited to visit this place. Nice briefing up.

  14. 14. vishal patil Says:

    plz send all photographs on my email id plzzzzzzzzzzzzz all r the vry beutiful pictures very preety pics

  15. 15. abhijeet tandale Says:

    nice photo

  16. 16. abhijeet tandale Says:

    send all photo to my email id sir

  17. 17. atish Says:

    how many distence form mumbai to balaji temple, narayanpur to jejuri to dagdusheth halwai ganpati to ekvira

  18. 18. Narasinga Says:

    Good Pictures

  19. 19. Goykar Says:

    Nice

  20. 20. Ari Says:

    Hi,
    I would like to go to this Balaji Temple from Magarpatta City using public transport. I’m assuming a Saswad bus is available from Hadapsar-Gadital Bus Depot. Do you’ve any idea whether any shuttle/bus available for narayanpur from Saswad bus stop?

    Thanks,
    Ari

    >>>
    Ari, there are buses directly to Narayanpur. From there, a share auto would take you to the temple.

  21. 21. Ari Says:

    Do you mean direct buses are available from Hadapsar-Gadital Bus Depot only? If not, any idea from where I can get this bus? Also if you can give clue about the frequency of these buses, would be of great help.

    >> Ari, no idea about the frequency, but i have seen on many forums that many buses are available to Saswad/Narayanpur from Hadapsar/Swargate.

  22. 22. vishakha Says:

    plz send all that photographs,its really too nice plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz send me all photos soon

  23. 23. Ramana Says:

    Yesterday I did a drive via this route and believe me it wa pretty good compared to highway driving! Not much traffic beyond Hadapsar. few KM from Hadapsar the road was damaged but drivable. Also after Saswad, the road was kind of problem due to a bridge construction.

    But once you are out of Saswad, the drive is real beauty. I highly recommend.

  24. 24. Arvind Says:

    Hi all,
    There is direct bus to temple available from Swargate (Pune) to Balaji Temple (Ketkawale),, From 0700, 0715, 0845, 0945 & 1045,
    As my experience 0845 is good, you’ll reach around 1045, no big queue, will get Darshan in 20-25 minutes. Get prasad, and you can move to you have your free lunch offered by Trust. (Typical andhra Rice Sambar we’ll be available – taste is also good),,,,,,,,,,, (but don’t forget to take coupons from prasad counter which is inside the temple, they will issue you the same time while you take you laddu (prasad) – present this @ lunch counter then you will get your free food)

    Now ,, back,,,, best option will be,
    take any mode to come Kapurvol, just 4 km away. then in a minutes you will get direct bus to swargte……………

    Direct bus is also available @ 1515 from temple to swargate .

  25. 25. Sukumar Says:

    Dear Mr. Rajaram

    I have been watching your blog for a year and half now… surprizingly after every trip I complete (almost every trip) I see information from you. I am a great lover of travelling and exploring places. I really enjoy your descriptions and pictures too… I have few more plate for you to visit if you have not been to as of now… I am trying to figure out your location in magarpatta too… as I stay in kharadi. I will meet you sometime for sure…

    By the way,
    The places you can visit:
    1. Shivneri fort
    2. Malshej Ghat
    3. Dapoli (konkan)
    4. Shrivardhan (konkan)
    5. Murud (Konkan)
    6. Amboli

    and many more….

    I couldnot afford for a good camera as on today and also a car, ofcourse I did all the rounds in my car which I had to sell for some reasons after marriage… I covered all the places in borrowed cars ;)

    I have a few favourite places which I would like to see from your camera… awesome descriptions….
    I have a lot to say to you… I will keep saying…

    …… :) Sukumar

  26. 26. Ram Says:

    could you please tell the nearest railway station for narayanpur balaji temple?
    i want to come from thane. whether can i catch satara train?

  27. 27. Kanchan Says:

    Hi Arvind,

    thanks a lot for the detailed info abt the buses which ply betn ketkawale and swargate. I was looking for the same:)

    thank u again:)

  28. 28. leena Says:

    hiii
    please wil you help me by giving contact number of balaji temple pune.

  29. 29. shanti Says:

    very good photographs , and feed back is indeed good , would like to visit very soon . Thanks to all

  30. 30. Harshad Says:

    Beautiful place… i have not yet vsited but this weekend surely going to visit there… nice pics.
    i just got the perfect required info regarding the place..
    thanx.

  31. 31. Murthy Pamidi Says:

    The photographs and the narrative are attractive and interesting. Well, I am a travel buff too, so would like to interact with you more over email. I live in M.Patta too, incidentally.

    Nice work!

  32. 32. Srikanth Says:

    People who are planning from Magarpatta or Hadapsar ca follaw this.
    1) Go to Swargate from Hadapsar.(Charge Rs 10-15 by Bus). Journey 20mins.
    2) Outside the Swargate BusStand you can find no.of Sumos going to Balaji Mandir. they wil drop you at the entrance of the NarayanPur.(Charge Rs 30-35).
    Journey 60-90mins
    3) From the entrance of NarayanPur U can get Mini Vans.(Charge Rs 5-10). Journey 10-15mins

    This is the easiest ways who are traveling by Public transport.

  33. 33. PRATYUSH Says:

    Nice & descriptive route mentioned…..especially for the ones starting from Magarpatta.

  34. 34. ramdas Says:

    very good photographs
    Plz send all photographs on my email id
    Its really too nice

  35. 35. SETU Says:

    I LOVE TO GO AT BALAJI TEMPLE AND PHOTO TEMPT ME TO GO AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE.

  36. 36. mallesh b Says:

    Nice Description.Now it is for me to go there.

  37. 37. Harish Says:

    Hey, Buddies tnx for sharing such a aswsome details .is it possible to go by bike/scooter?

  38. 38. Rajaram S Says:

    yes, it is just over an hour’s drive from pune. You can easily go by bike/scooter.

  39. 39. kapil patil Says:

    can u pls send me the contact no of this trust

  40. 40. Mahi S. Says:

    Can someone plz share the contact information of Narayanpur Balaji temple.

  41. 41. Pravin Says:

    Hi
    Nice desription, but only one comment on comparison between Shivaji Maharaj and Mayavati. The place of Shivaji Maharaj is incomparable to anybody, thats why he is worshiped by fellow Maharastrian and with immense proud we create statues of Him in all the places in Maharashtra. But your comparison of his statues with Mayavatis has hurted the feelings. If you can remove that statement, it will be really great! I respect the freedom to talk your mind, but still its my humble request to you.

    Thanks,
    Pravin.

  42. 42. Rajaram S Says:

    Ok, changed it.
    It is not because i wrote it with wrong intentions and have backtracked, but because u have politely asked me to do so while respecting my freedom of speech :-)
    I got few other messages swearing, shouting, cursing me and obviously i didnt respond to those nerds!
    Anyway, i had originally written in a lighter vein only.

  43. 43. DEVESH (GRAVITY) Says:

    I m eager 2 get tirupati balaji’s add of pune can u guys help me 2 get this plzzzz
    send me the add on devesh_graphic2007@yahoo.com
    Ty 4 helping me !!!

  44. 44. Rajaram S Says:

    Devesh, as written in the post, it is very close to the village of narayanpur which is close to Saswad. If you want the postal address, i dont have it

  45. 45. Anand Says:

    Dear Friends,
    The route to Balaji temple in PUNE is not clearly listed anywhere. I visited Balaji temple last week 7th May 2011. Distance from Vashi to Pune Balaji is 177km. There is no clear indication of road or temple in this road. Once you are in New Expressway, drive straight proceeding towards Satara road. After Pune exit bypass road it is approximately 40kms. The temple road appears on your left. there will be lot of chaos on that road as it is busy junction. Village name is Ketkawale. From that Junction take left and drive 3KM. parking is available near temple. You can park, keep your shoes in rack, wash your feet then proceed. Near Shoe rack counter there is Kalyanakatta wherein you can get tonsure done. Not a single paisa has to be paid anywhere. Everything is free. Darshan will take max 15mins. It is generally not crowded. Kindly collect food coupon in the temple after darshan. Food is simple like plain rice and some type of Sambhar & Rasam combination with red chutney. They do offer multiple servings. For Sr citizen Dining table is available. Wheel chair is also available. During Summer the entire stretch is very hot since it is stone based path. Carry your children upon your shoulder to avoid foot burning

  46. 46. Raghunathan Says:

    Hi all,
    Mr. Aravaind’s information dt. 24.08.2010 on the temple route and bus timings are useful and I shall try to visit.
    thanks,
    Raghunathan

  47. 47. Uma Kant Says:

    I visited the temple two days ago, Its Marvolous, the paintings are beutiful, every one should visit this place.

  48. 48. Pallavi V Says:

    Hi, i want to visit balaji temple of naranpur near pune. Can anyone tell me the route from solapur? Does anyone know about the bus nos. & timings from solapur? Is there any way to go there directly from solapur or i will have to go first to pune?? Pls reply soon.

  49. 49. Mala Says:

    Dear Mr.Rajaram,
    It is indeed a good narration about the temple and the surroundings. we also visited the Balaji temple in 2006. It is really a worth place to visit and we can have good dharshan of Balaji without any chaos.
    Thanks for the detailed write up.

  50. 50. Nisha Says:

    Hi. Thanks for giving information about this lovely place… Next month i am visiting pune… I am now desperetly waiting to see this place. :-)

  51. 51. kailash Says:

    THE BEST REPLICA – WELL MAINTAINED- PRIVATE TEMPLE- WORTH VISITING MANY TIMES

  52. 52. R N Kushwaha Says:

    Very good photos , I liked it. Thanks

  53. 53. krishna Says:

    Hi,

    can anyone let me know whether kalyanostavam is also conducted as in tirupati..

  54. 54. krishna Says:

    is there any accomodation available there at the balaji temple….

  55. 55. Rajaram S Says:

    not sure ..but pune is just 1 hr away…

  56. 56. DEVJANI Says:

    i want to visit to this place hw i can reach from mumbai by train

  57. 57. ankit Says:

    hi,
    thnx for the info of the route.
    n really nice pics :)

    –Ankit

  58. 58. RASIK KARIA Says:

    We have visited the temple once and would like to visit again in December,

    We would like to know whether is there any facility for Mundan to be done at Tirupati Balaji temple at Naryanpur – will be highly oblige to receive your reply as early as possible.

    Regards

    Rasik Karia

  59. 59. SANJAY PAWAR,SATARA Says:

    the balaji temple photo is very creative and naturally buitifull photo,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  60. 60. SANJAY PAWAR,SATARA Says:

    NARAYANPUR DATTA DHAM, KETKAVALE BALAJI TEMPLE,AND JEJURI KHANDOBA MANDIR IS THE VERY FAMOUS PLACE IN PUNE DIST,,,,,,,,,,
    SPECIALIST IN BALAJI TEMPLE IS CLEARITY CLEANING, AND SYSTEMATICS PLANNING IN DARSHAN LINE IS VERY CREATIVE NIND,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    YOU MUST VISIT TO THE THREE PLACE IN PUNE,,,,,,,,,,

    SHRI. SANJAY B. PAWAR, NANDWAL, KOREGAON, SATARA,

    “JAY MAHARASHTRA”

    “JAY BALAJI”
    JAY GURUDEV DATTA”
    JAY KHANDOBA”

  61. 61. Kamalraj Says:

    Hello,

    Very good pictures and the narration is good as well

    Kamal

  62. 62. Madan Says:

    Hi, my family want plan to visit Pune Balaji temple in diwali vacations & i want to know about any other places near that area & accommodation also.

    Thanks

  63. 63. lata hanjankar Says:

    Hi, my family want plan to visit balaji mandhir pune please will you help me by sending d information about accomodation we r cuming frm kandivali (mumbai)

  64. 64. Vinay Raut Says:

    Hi, my family planing to visit balaji mandhir, narayanpur. will you please help me by sending information about Bhakt Niwas or Hotel ? we r coming from mumbai any direct tours or travel company available for journey?

  65. 65. Sandeep Patil Says:

    Class, Zakasss, ultimate location & very Beautifully photograpy.

  66. 66. Debashish Says:

    Excellent post! Is this the same temple that’s listed at http://sribalajimandirpune.com?

  67. 67. Rajaram S Says:

    just checked the link. It is a different one. The one in Narayanpur is run by the same trust as that of the Tirupati temple.

  68. 68. anuja mahtre Says:

    i would like to work in the temple at any post can any1 tell me its procedure where to submit the c.v? and whom to contact?

  69. 69. Harish Shinde Says:

    Hi,

    Excellent Temple. I went 3 times to Balaji temple in Pune. That was memorable experiences to me. I like to there again again again………..

  70. 70. Jayram Says:

    Very nice holy place. I would like this temple.

  71. 71. muralidhar menon Says:

    hi, very good photos

  72. 72. V. Ravikumar Says:

    Hi, Nice coverage with beautiful photographs. I am tempted to visit this temple now.

  73. 73. rekha raichur Says:

    is there any facility for senior citizens like wheel chairs for those who cant walk from car parking to temple..
    please reply soon.

  74. 74. Rajaram S Says:

    Yes, i remember seeing such facilities.

  75. 75. RMohan Says:

    Any body knows the telephone number of the temple. I would like to take my 82 year old father. SO I want to know the darshan timings. Does it close in the afternoon?

  76. 76. Sumathy Mohan Says:

    Just visited Balaji Temple Narayanpur. Lovely place very well maintained Very neat and clean – not only the temple, but the surroundings, Annadanam hall and chappal stands even toilets. Need not pay a single paise for anything . The temple is open all the time from morning 6 to evening 8 or so. No mobiles and cameras allowed inside the temple but we can lodge them for safe keeping near the entrance to the temple and take pics of the places outside the temple. But we don’t get to see the regular karpoora arathis, holy water – theertha prasadam or shadari or not even kumkum or haldi powder. So I did not get the feeling of visiting a temple.A donnai (leaf cup) of boondhi was given as prasad and we can not buy extra prasad. There are several sannidhis – Lakshmi, hayagreevar, hanumar, Garuda, chakkarathazwar, padmavathy and Andal. But no archakas only gaurds just asking us to move forward. No Agarbatti smell or any smell typical of south indian temples. Food was hot – it is free – but onlyone cup of plain rice and rasam, a little bit of sheera and quarter teaspoon of some chutney and we get second helping of rice and rasam ONLY and Nothing else. We had to stand in the queue for 45 minutes for that – longer than we stood for Darshan. No comparison to Tirupati.

  77. 77. Sumathy Mohan Says:

    Yes, They provide wheel chairs for disabled persons and senior citizens. Staff are very polite.

  78. 78. Rajaram S Says:

    thanks Sumathy for providing the details. I am sure that it will be helpful to many.

  79. 79. Sumathy Mohan Says:

    Beautiful photos

  80. 80. ganesh iyer Says:

    Could any one give details the distance from Pune to visit the Temple, and if travelling by taxi, what would be the cost ?

  81. 81. Sumathy Mohan Says:

    It is about 50 kms. We went by car. But from Pune swargate you get buses, share autos and taxis

  82. 82. SANJAY PAWAR,NANDWAL Says:

    SHRI GURU DEV DATTA”
    THE BALAJI TEMPLE IS VERY ATTRACTIVE TEMPLE IN PUNE DISTRICT. ALL THE PEOPLE ARE COME IN THIS PLACE VISITE THE GOD BALAJI,
    THIS AREA IS VERY SILENT AND NATURALLY,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    COMPALSURY VISIT THIS PLACE,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    SANJAY PAWAR, NANDWAL, KOREGAON, SATARA,
    KANDIVALI,W, MUMBAI-400 067

  83. 83. SANJAY PAWAR,NANDWAL Says:

    ” JAY BALAJI,SHRI BALAJI,

    THIS MANDIR IS BUILT IN YEAR 2006, VERY CREATIVE MIND PERSON BUILT THE MANDIR, “THE GOD BALAJI IS VERY LORD GOD,,,,,,,,,,,IS CALLED SECOND TIRUPATI IN MAHARASHTRA,,,,,,,,,, AND 5 KM. FROM BALAJI, THE GOD DATTA BHAGWAN, MANDIR IN NARAYANPUR IS VERY POWERFUL GOD IN OUR MAHARASHTRA,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, “VISHWACHAITANYYA SADGURU ANNA MAHARAJ” IS THE GREAT SADGURU IN MAHARASHTRA,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    IIT IS THE SECOND AVTAR OF DATTA MAHARAJ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    “DATTA MAJHARAJ BLESS TO OUR ALL DATTA BHAKT,,,,,,,,,,,
    MR. SANJAY PAWAR, NARAYANPUR DATTA BHAKT,,,,,,,,,,,

  84. 84. SANJAY PAWAR,NANDWAL Says:

    Common people believed that something good will happen in their life if he visits Tirupati Balaji temples. Many businessmen give a share of profit to this temple, on a regular basis. By the grace of Lord Balaji, the impossible things are made possible and the delighted people want to thank him in the form of putting some money in the Hundi at the temple. The daily Hundi collections exceed Rupee one crore and some people put gold, silver coins and jewellery also in the Hundi. The people stand in long queues patiently, to have the darshan for few seconds. People believe that Lord Venkateshwara will come to our rescue if we give him a call and relieve us from our problems, whether we are a strong devotee or not. Many people give a vow to the Lord Balaji that they will visit Tirupati temple and leave the ego by tonsure, which is giving away the prestigious hair. Some people engage in fasting and do prayers to Lord venkateshwara to win his grace.

    MR.SANJAY PAWAR,SATARA, NANDWAL,

  85. 85. SANJAY PAWAR,NANDWAL Says:

    Tirupati Balaji Temple is the holiest place and one of the largest temples in the world. It is situated in the Eastern Ghat in Chittoor district. This temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara mean Hindu God Vishnu. It is believed that in this Kalyuga, one can get mukti only by worshipping to Shri Venkateswara at Tirupati.
    MR.SANJAY PAWAR, NANDWAL ,SATARA,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  86. 86. SANJAY PAWAR,NANDWAL Says:

    BALAJI NAMES

    Vaikuntanatha
    Vaikuntavasa
    Venkata
    Venkatesa
    Venkateswara
    Vrushadhri
    Vrishabhaachala
    MR.SANJAY PAWAR,SATARA,,,,,,,,

  87. 87. Vijay Says:

    Its amazing! I am planning to visit this place on my bike.
    I don’t have no company but still i will go there.
    I wish that i should visit almost 90% of the historical places in Maharashtra.
    Jai Maharashtra.
    Aai bhawani cha ude ude

  88. 88. veena Says:

    hi, can someone tell me if MUNDAN is also done here in this Mini tirupati :)
    planning for my 1 year old son…

  89. 89. SAMRAT Says:

    Its very nice information about pune nearest outing…….

    SAMRAT:)

  90. 90. Jagadeesh Says:

    Thanks for the information details in a single place…helped me a lot!!!! Govind Govinda goooooovindaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  91. 91. tejas Says:

    hi,
    Is it possible to go to Balaji Templae as well as Kanifnath on same day?

    Both the places seem really gud and I wud not like to miss!

  92. 92. Rajaram S Says:

    yes , of course. There is a direct road from sasvad to Kanifnath temple

  93. 93. Sudheer Tavta Says:

    Hi!

    Thank you so much for the details. I am staying in Magarpatta as well- Magarpatta City- Laburnum Block. Your site has really helped me explore this temple yesterday- Sri Rama Navami. Had a “hair raising” experience for the Darshan! Thank you so much. I plan to explore Shaniwarwada today. Also went to the Katraj zoo yesterday.- Here is my album link- https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150636767663657.384891.591898656&type=1&aft=10150649293208657&l=99385036fe

  94. 94. k.p.subramanian Says:

    we plan to visit on April 05. 2012 by car.

    thanks a lot for infmn. reg. route, location, facilities etc.

    shall revert soon.

  95. 95. saurabh Says:

    I am planning to visit temple this month. Main reason i want my child Hair raising ceremony to be done in Temple. Tried temple contact number but no one is answering.
    Can some one help me regarding this.

    Regards
    Saurabh

  96. 96. Jyoti Says:

    We visited this temple in Oct 2011. The lines were well organised and the temple premises kept clean. And yes, we got the ladoo too :) It was quite a decent size and tasty. Also the drive was very special as we could see bright orange flowers all along the highway. They were in clusters, growing on plains as well as hillocks. Hadnt seen so many flowers along the highway before.

  97. 97. Ramkrishna Says:

    Was looking for temple direction and came across this and it looks not only I found a direction to temple but found a direction to treasure of so many other places in Pune. I appreciate your effort to share all of your trip experience.

  98. 98. K.A.MENON, DOMBIVLI Says:

    What about accommodation for overnite stay. Is it available there. Hey anyone can reply to this query since I am planning to go there.

  99. 99. soumya Says:

    Hi All,

    Any idea if we have the facility of mundan for kids in this temple, if yes what will be the charges.

  100. 100. SANJAY PAWAR Says:

    “DATTA MANDIR AND OTHER PHOTO IS VERY FANTASTICS,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    BALAJI PHOTOIS VERY NICE,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    MR, SANJAY PAWAR,NANDWAL, SATARA,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  101. 101. Kiran B Says:

    Hi,

    Very useful information…………..nice photoes too……

  102. 102. Sachin D. Says:

    Very helpful information.

    One query – which route is preferable, Saswad Road or the Satara Highway?

    Thanks in advance :)

  103. 103. Rajaram S Says:

    depends on ur interest and where u stay
    Interest: Saswad Road has ghats and the section from Narayanpur to the temple is fun.
    Where u stay: If u stay close to katraj, then the highway is shorter. If you stay close to hadapsar, saswad road is shorter.

  104. 104. Sachin Desai Says:

    I am from Karnataka. I was very happy just by seeing this beautiful place. I am interested to write about this temple (I am a journalist) in Kannada magzins and news papers so that most of the people from karnataka who are the devotees of lord Shrinivas visit this HAVEN. Please send the detailed information and attractive photos to my mail ID as soon as possible.
    Thank you

  105. 105. YOGIRAJ Says:

    hi, very good photos and nice temple balaji

  106. 106. kamakshi Says:

    very nice temple

  107. 107. kamakshi Says:

    very nice temple.i will come once in a week otherwise i won’t eat

  108. 108. sandhya Says:

    The photos are beautyful…thank you…

  109. 109. dr abhishek Says:

    hi rajaram
    i m staying at katraj, near bharti vidya peeth..
    how to go to narayanpur balaji temple? do i have to take satara rd highway towards satara. kindly tell some nearby tourist places to explore in a single day.

  110. 110. Rajaram S Says:

    f u r in katraj, then the satara road is the shortest route. There are many places approachable from katraj like baneshwar, bhor.

  111. 111. KETAN KHUTIKAR Says:

    NICE TEMPLE IN PUNE. AND IT IS AS FAMOUS FOR TOURIST.

  112. 112. Joy Says:

    HI,
    Thanks for the informative post and the lovely pictures. Really tempted me to take a vist there. Also i have seen this question being asked in the post but none bothered to answer. Could you please share if there is a provision to do the child’s mundan here. I want to get the same done for my son. Thanks in advance.

  113. 113. Prasanna Says:

    Hi Rajaram,

    I have been follwing your blog for quite a while and good to know that you are exploring and enjoying different places in Maharashtra. However,one thing I noticed that in each of your blogs there has to be bashing on Marathi and Maharashtra which is not of good taste.I have heard that Tamilians are arrogants and you are prooving that.Tell me how much u guys tolorate anything against Tamil or Tamilnadu. Hindi speaking people are harrassed each way possible in your state and how can u dare to hurt the feelings of locals where you are earning your livlihood. You are getting a job,modern living standards and a peaceful and safe life here So refrain from such things and try not to hurt feelings of locals. Otherwise as you have already mentioned in your website, you know the Shivsena and MNS ways to make you understand.

    Cheers!!!

    BTW the information provided and pics are excellent though..keep it up

  114. 114. Rajaram S Says:

    Prasanna,
    Can you pl tell me where i “bash” marathis or maharashtra?
    There is a difference between light-hearted humor and racism and i definitely not of the second type.
    Unfortunately, your last line tends to take this humour into reality…

    Btw, here are some links to help you bash me or tamilians ..feel free, i will have a good laugh.
    http://www.srajaram.com/2008/02/all-you-wanted-to-know-about-south.html
    http://www.srajaram.com/2006/06/how-to-identify-nri-in-chennai.html

    Cheers!

  115. 115. Sreenivas Kunchum Says:

    Very good temple near to Pune. Cleanly maintained. Replica of Tirupati Balaji temple. A good piligimage to visit and enjoy Laddu.

  116. 116. shankar muttalmani Says:

    looking at photographs i cant hold my temptation to visit the place planning to be there as soon as possible thanks a lot for giving the detailed information.

  117. 117. Rakesh kumar Says:

    very very nice photograph & attached to heart feeling that is good place & environment

    plz send realated photograph this place & temple send on my email address

    kindly request

    Thanks
    Rakesh kumar

  118. 118. Ashok Nayak Says:

    One of my colleague visited Balaji temple and explained me the beauty of Mini Tirupathi. Since then i am feeling like Balaji is calling me… So I just checked in google abt the temple, then i found this link. After looking at the photos and comments i am planning to visit soon..
    nice pics and useful information for tourists.

  119. 119. mailtomghosh Says:

    I have recently visited balaji temple with my husband & I am totally impressed by the calmness & serenity of the place.It will take you to another world of divine beauty & spiritualism.All I can say that the experience was spell-bounding.

  120. 120. Venu Says:

    Nice pics but unfortunately didnt visit the place. Will visit the place once and very soon… Near by places are lonavala and khandala. Should visit these places in rainy seasons and winter…

  121. 121. vivek Raghavan Says:

    hey can you pls share the numbers on the email id mentioned.. and do they do mundan aswell like the south temple?

  122. 122. Siva Says:

    Hi..am frequent visitor to great reverred Balaji temple, what i am seeing last 6 months, its group of arrogant security staff rounds you and not allow guests to have feel free Darshan at various Sannatis, incl Goddess Andal, these staffs bit ( like bouncers) nuisance. i do respect and understand the easy movement and faster darshan, someone to regulate, however this flocking is nnecessary for a calm darshan. They try to do overdo and make the visit un-holiness. Pls try to look at these,are minimal for great temple and memorable visit. Thanks, Siva , Mumbai

  123. 123. Satish Says:

    Can we take camera / mobile phone inside the temple?
    Please advise

  124. 124. SRIDHAR Says:

    Dear Devotees & S.Rajaram,
    I’m from tirupati. I’m writing this note on my own experience with LORD BALAJI.
    If YOU (MAY BE HINDU / MUSLIM / CHRISTIAN) believe and have confidence on BALAJI, THAT’S ALL. The PARAMATHMA EYES LOOKS YOU ALWAYS, YOU WILL BE ANYWHERE, YOU DOING ANY THING. Slooly your life changes will begins, your work’s result goes towards your ambition, your mind & heart recognise peace of mind, calm, satisfaction. If you like to the lord, daily dhyan 30 minutes with name “OM NAMO VENKATESAYA” deffinetely you see the power of your talk, in you from LORD. your working activities good results, keep you very happy.this is the devotees real life.

  125. 125. Rajaram S Says:

    Nope, they collect it just at the start of the queue. But you can take photos of the temple from outside.

  126. 126. Vyankatesh Says:

    wht r d tymngs of temple…

  127. 127. Dipesh P Says:

    Beuitiful Pics! I am planning to go Balaji temple on Feb. Any other place near by Balaji?

  128. 128. Rajaram S Says:

    Lot of places. Sangameshwar, Jejuri…

  129. 129. Neha B Says:

    Very nice temple, but, please take care of your valuables as there are many pick pocketers, I have lost my very expensive mobile yesterday……..

  130. 130. Sunil K Says:

    can anybody tell me that opening and closing timings of darshan in a day

  131. 131. dr.amita Says:

    hello..
    can anybody tell me places near narayanpur which i must visit nd distance..i think jejuri nd morgao r nearer but nt sure..

  132. 132. Rajaram S Says:

    Amita, Jejuri is around 12 kms from Saswad (in a diff direction from Narayanpur). technically, Bhor is also close to Narayanpur, as the bangalore highway is just 10 kms from the temple and the Bhor exit is just on the other side of the highway.

  133. 133. dr.amita Says:

    thanx rajaramji

  134. 134. thirupathi Says:

    your blog is ideal for thirupathi darsahan people and also you upload many Hindu goodness darshan imges. your blog useful for those but you add puja timings and also history.

  135. 135. thirupathi Says:

    wow your blog is very nice photos is very awesome.

  136. 136. SANJAY PAWAR,NANDWAL,SATARA,, Says:

    ” TIRUPATI BALAJI MANDIR IS VERY GREAT MANDIR IN MAHARASHTRA,,,,,,,,,,,,,, THE SECOND TIRUPATI IS PUNE DIST,,,, ALL VISHNU BHAKT IS NOT GO TO KARNATAKA TO TIRUPATI BALAJI DARSHAN,SO THEY ARE GO TO THIS BALAJI DARSHAN IN PUNE,,,,,,,,,,

  137. 137. NaliniKanth Says:

    Thank you for the beautiful pictures and your description.

    Sanjay Pawarji, Tirupati is in Andhra Pradesh & not in Karnataka.

  138. 138. shankar Says:

    We would like to know whether is there any facility for Mundan to be done at Tirupati Balaji temple at Naryanpur – will be highly oblige to receive your reply as early as possible.
    plz reply early

  139. 139. Rajaram S Says:

    yes Shankar, you can do that there.

  140. 140. amrita p Says:

    i feel so tempted to go to prati balaji as soon as possible.can anybody tell me whethwr it is safe to go there after five in the evening from pashan area pune.the pic. are awesome.sri krisna govinda hare morari sri nath narayana vasudeva.

  141. 141. Rajaram S Says:

    Yes Amrita. It is safe. Though the road is not well lit during the night, there is traffic between saswad and NH4 at all times.

  142. 142. amrita p Says:

    thanx rajaram sir for answering my question .now i can plan my trip 2 balaji temple.

  143. 143. RAJINDER MOHAN ARORA Says:

    Hon’ble Sir, It is a best place where you can consider to be with BALAJI and forget
    the outside world. It is a big step to make excellent temple in the interest of public.
    I wish to visit again with family from AURANGABAD (MS) and sir, can I have phone numbers & EMAIL & oblige.

  144. 144. Mahendra Says:

    During the second week of June, I visited this temple, on my way back to Mumbai from Goa via Kolhapur. It is said that if you visit Tirupati Balaji (Vishnu), you should also visit Laxmiji to complete the trip. The visit to Mahalaxmi Temple at Kolhapur was our planned visit, but did not know about Tirupati Temple near Pune. We were fortunate of having blessings of both in a day. Very beautiful and spacious temple with quite good scenery around and of course clean.

  145. 145. Mahendra Says:

    I am going to Mahabaleshwar next week. I shall alight at Pune early morning by train, on my way I shall of course visit Tirupati Temple, can u suggest me other places to visit near Pune – Mahabaleshwar – Panchgini?

  146. 146. Rohit Says:

    Anyone having the contact details of this temple??

  147. 147. Rahul Says:

    What is the place in third photo? (A temple, nearby a river and small bridge)

  148. 148. Rajaram S Says:

    It is the sangameshwar temple in sasvad. Check this link for more details –> http://www.placesnearpune.com/2012/03/sangameshwar-temple-near-sasvad/

  149. 149. indu Says:

    guys ,
    can you share contact details of temple

  150. 150. RAVI Says:

    This is Awesome place can u please tell me how to go from viman nagar to this temple

  151. 151. Pinky Says:

    Can anybody tell me how we can reach the tirupati temple from pune sation as we are coming from mumbai by train and how many hours you require to reach the temple and how to come back from the temple.plz advice as we have our train @ 5.30Pm

  152. 152. karthick Says:

    nice photos i like thise

  153. 153. pankaj Says:

    plz send all that photographs,its really too nice plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz send me all photos soon

  154. 154. Sudha Says:

    Sir, Thanks for the pics and information about narayanapur. We a group of all ladies (cousins) from Bangalore are planning to take Darshan of Baba, and further plans of visiting Bhimashankara, Naryanapur, and kolhapur furing mid week of December 2013. Kindly guide us in this regard.

  155. 155. Ajay Says:

    Can I get the phone number of this place..
    Is there any place for haulting there????

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