Shree Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Samadhi Mandir in Alandi


Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Samadhi Mandir in Alandi is a must visit place when you are in Pune.

Alandi city situated on the banks of sacred Indrayani river in Pune district of Maharshtra state is a famous pilgrimage place where Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj, a 13th century Marathi saint, yogi, poet and philosopher of Nath tradition has taken sanjeevan samadhi here.

Sant in Marathi language means Saint.

Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Samadhi Mandir in Alandi
Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Samadhi Mandir in Alandi
The famous pilgrimage centre here in Alandi is Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj samadhi mandir present under Siddheshwar (Lord Shiva) temple.

The temple was constructed in the year 1570, where Saiint Dnyaneshwar Maharaj spent a few years of his life in Alandi village.

Alandi Dnyaneshwar Temple

How to reach Alandi:


Alandi town is at a distance of 21 km from Pune district and takes roughly 40 mins to reach via Vadgaon road. Chinchwad is at a distance of 21 km and Dehu is at a distance of 15 km from Alandi.

Mumbai (Bombay) the capital city of Maharashtra is at a distance of roughly 151 km from Alandi. The official language spoken at Alandi is Marathi.

Alandi Temple Entrance

Alandi by Road:

Alandi is well connected by Maharashtra local road transportation. One can easily reach from all corner cities of Maharashtra to Pune and from there it is easy to get to Alandi by road.

Alandi by Train:

Pune is the nearest railway junction connecting all major cities of India.

Shree Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Samadhi Mandir

Alandi by Air:

Pune is the nearest airport present at a distance of 21 km away from Alandi. Pune airport connects to all other major cities of India like Hyderabad, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore.

Brief Biography of Sant Dnyaneshwar:


Sant Dnyaneshwar is a 13th century Maharashtrian Hindu philosopher, poet and saint. He was born in Alandi town in 1271.


He wrote Dnyaneshwari 700 year ago, which is a commentary on Sanskrit Bhagwat Gita in simple Marathi language for the first time.

Sant Dnyaneshwar was born into a Deshastha Brahmin family. Dnyaneshwar father's name is Vithalpant and mother's name is Rukminibai Kulkarni. Vithalpant, found his married life boring due to his detachment in worldly matters and decided to go to Varanasi.

He met his Guru Ramanandswami there and requested to accept him as his disciple hiding that he was a married person. Ramanandswami accepted him as his disciple and gave him the new name as Chaitanyashram.

Saint Dnyaneshwars Samadhi Mandir Alandi

However, the Guru Ramanandswami came to know about his wife upon his pilgrimage trip to Rameshwar when he stayed at Alandi. He immediately ordered Chaitanyashram to return to his village and establish a family.

Vithalpant carried out his Guru orders and on returning to the home he spent his time reading Vedas and Shastras.

In the course of time, the couple had four children. The first was Nivruttinath, Dnyaneshwar was the second, Sopana was the third and the fourth was a daughter named Muktabai was born to the couple. All four children became great spiritual leaders in the future.

Dnyaneshwar was initiated into the spirituality by his elder brother and his guru Nivruttinath. By 13th century only few people in Maharashtra knew Samskritam or Sanskrit and the rest of the people of the society cannot understand the religious books written in the Sanskrit language.

At that time Sant Dnyaneshwar took a bold step to against the tradition of writing in Sanskrit and use the common language of the local people Marathi in his writings.
At the age of just 15 years, Sant Dnyaneshwar wrote the famous milestone literature Dnyaneshwari also known as Bhavartha Deepika.

Dnyaneshwari is a simple commentary and critic written on sacred Bhagvad Geeta in Marathi language.

He has performed many miracles in his lifetime like making a wall to fly towards the mystical yogi Changdev Maharaj, while he and his siblings are sitting on it, making a male buffalo to speak out Vedas and so on.

Readers can check few more Alandi temple photos and nearby Dnyaneshwari Temple photos here:

Alandi Dewachi

Temple of Shri Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Alandi

Shree Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Samadhi Mandir Alandi Village

Shree Dyaneshwari Mandir Alandi Pune India

Alandi Dyaneshwari Temple in Pune District

Alandi Dyaneshwari Mandir

Dyaneshwari Temple Alandi

Sri Dyaneshwari Temple near Alandi

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Tourist Attractions in Alandi:


Some of the best tourist attractions in and around Alandi are

1. Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Samadhi Mandir Complex
2. Vitthala Rakhumai Mandir
3. Dnyaneshwar's Wall
4. Indrayani River Bank at Alandi
5. Sant Jalaram Bapa Temple
6. Shree Laxmi Narayan Mandir
7. Pundalik Mandir
8. Shree Dyaneshwar Mandir (In construction as of 2016)

Alandi Temple Timings:


Alandi temple is open to devotees from

6:00 AM to 12:30 PM
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
3:15 PM to 11:00 PM

Other Tourist Attractions near Alandi:



2. Shirdi Sai Baba Temple [194 km]
4. Birla Ganapati Temple in Pune [26 km]
5. Baneshwar Temple [68 km]

I have shared my Alandi temple travel experience along with some high quality photos for the readers.

If there are any mistakes please let me know so that I can correct this blog post and make useful for all the readers who are interested in visiting Alandi temple.

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Shree Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Samadhi Mandir Route Map:



1 comment:

  1. Namaskar,

    can you guide me to the trust that maintains Mauli's sanjivan samadhi...address , email etc

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