Jejuri is a city and a municipal council in the Pune district in the Western Indian state of Maharashtra. It is famous for the temple of Lord Khandoba.
Jejuri Khandoba Temple
The foremost center of worship of Khandoba. It is situated 48 km from Pune, Maharashtra. There are two temples: the first is an ancient temple known as Kadepathar. Kadepathar is difficult to climb. The second one is the newer and more famous Gad-kot temple, which is easy to climb. This temple has about 450 steps, 18 Kamani (arches), and 350 Dipmalas (lamp-pillars). Both temples are fort-like structures
Shree Khandaba Temple
Khandoba, Martanda Bhairava or Malhari, is a Hindu deity worshiped as a manifestation of Shiva mainly in the Deccan plateau of India, especially in the states of Maharashtra and Karnataka Telangana. He is the most popular Kuladaivat (family deity) in Maharashtra. He is also the patron deity of select warrior, farming, herding, and Brahmin (priestly) castes as well as several of the hunter/gatherer tribes that are native to the hills and forests of this region.
Best Time To Visit Jejuri
The best time to visit Jejuri is between the months of November to February. The summer season is from March to June when days can get hot, but nights are usually not that hot and are pleasant. The temperature ranges between 22°C and 36°C. The monsoon season from June to mid-September when the monsoon is wet and heavy in Jejuri and lasts from June end to mid-September. It can continuously rain for days here. This is also a good season for nature lovers to visit this place. Winter season from November to February isn’t extreme in this city either. It gets prickly cold at times but the temperature doesn’t decrease more than 5-8°C. November to February is the best time to visit Jejuri. A lot of cultural and artistic festivals happen during this time.