भुलेश्वर हे पुण्याजवळील प्राचीन मंदिर असलेले ऐतिहासिक ठिकाण आहे. हे ठिकाण महादेवाच्या पांडवकालीन मंदिरासाठी प्रसिद्ध आहे. मूलतः हे ठिकाण "मंगलगड" असे होते. तेराव्या शतकात देवगिरीकर यादवांच्या कारकिर्दीत महाराष्ट्रात अनेक हेमाडपंती मंदिरे निर्माण करण्यात आली. याच शतकाच्या मध्यास भुलेश्वर मंदिराचे बांधकाम झाले असावे. १६३४ मध्ये विजापूरचा सरदार मुरार जगदेव याने या डोंगरावर ‘दौलत मंगळ’ नावाचा किल्ला मांडला. या किल्ल्याचा भग्न बुरूज अद्यापही देवळाकडे जाताना उजव्या बाजूस दृष्टीस पडतो. या मंदिरात मोठ्या प्रमाणात मानवी व देवतांची शिल्पे आहेत. मंदिराच्या भिंतीवरील शिल्पात कोरीवकाम व मूर्तिकाम अद्वितीय आहे. यादव साम्राज्याची इतिश्री झाल्यानंतर यवनांकडून महाराष्ट्रातील अनेक मंदिरांची, शिल्पांची नासधूस करण्यात आली. भुलेश्वर मंदिरातील शिल्पांचेही या काळात अतोनात नुकसान झाले. इतके असूनही या मंदिरातील शिल्लक राहिलेल्या शिल्पांमुळे येथील सौंदर्य अद्यापि टिकून आहे. या मंदिरात स्त्री रूपातील गणेशाचे दुर्मीळ शिल्प आहे. देवीसहस्रनामांत या देवतेस ‘विनायकी, लंबोदरी, गणेश्वरी’ अशा विशेषणांनी संबोधले आहे.

 

Bhuleshwar Temple is situated on a hill and was built during the period of 1230 AD during Yadava Rulers by King Krishnadevray. It is situated around 45 kilometres from Pune at Yawat near Pune-Solapur Highway. The fort on which the temple is situated is called as Daulatmangal fort, also at times referred as Mangalgad. It was constructed around the temple in 1629 by Murar Jagdev who, in 1630, looted Pune. He then built the fort to keep a watch on the city.

The temple is unique as its architecture is Islamic from outside and appears more as a mosque than a temple due to its resemblance of circular tomb and minarets. The reason for this unique design is said to be done to protect the temple from being destroyed by invaders. There are many disfigured statues and classical carvings on the walls which are said were done by Aurangazeb’s men in an attempt to destroy and mutilate Hindu art.

It is said that Parvati danced for Shiva and from here they went to Kailash and got married.

Another interesting thing in this temple was the statue of Ganesha in female attire. It is popular as Ganeshwari or Lambodari or Ganeshyani.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.

Bhuleshwar Temple, Yavat.