22 Aug University of Pune – Meditative Getaways
The University of Pune is situated amid clean and green surroundings which provide for a great environment conducive to learning. Students can actually hope to spend quiet and meditative moments in the peaceful blanket of greenery all over and around the campus. Apart from this, there are a number of places that offer a welcome break from studies at the same time providing a spiritual rejuvenation.
Here’s an overview:
o Sarasbaug temple: The Sarasbaug temple has three idols of Lord Siddhivinayak – the god who is believed to materialize wishes into reality. One can easily get to the temple by bus or rickshaw as it is right at the centre of the city.
o Temples on Parvati Hill: Situated at a height of 2100 feet above the sea level, the Parvati Hill is a one of the most picturesque locations in Pune. The myriad temples on the hill offer spectacular panoramic views of the city apart from being much-thronged places of worship.
o Alandi Temples: The temples at Alandi constitute a centre of pilgrimage for thousands of devotees every year. The temples are located on the banks of the river called Indrayani wherein the ghats are quite beautiful.
o Kasba Ganpati: This is a temple dedicated to Lord Ganesh – the god in Hindu mythology who has the body of a man but the head of an elephant. The first Ganpati of honour is Kasba Ganpati in the state of Pune.
o Osho International Meditation Resort: Situated in the Koregaon Park, Osho International Meditation Resort is a blend of tradition and modernity into a meditative oasis amid the rat-race of modern day living. People from all over the world converge at this peaceful resort which is a great place to relax your body, mind and soul.
There are many more sites (and sights!) in Pune that are a feast for the soul. The city offers a complete educational experience, in all ways that there can be.