Pateshwar is a Holy Place of Shiva situated in Satara District just 123 km away from Pune and 11.26 km South East of Satara. Known for rock-cut caves with shrines of Shiva this place is full of vibrations and Natural Habitat for Wild Animals too. There are 1000 of Shiva-Lings (Pindas) with beautiful designs and spiritual importance.
Story says that King Daksha who is father of Sati (Wife of Shiva) was living in this Holy place of Pateshwar. Because Sati marries to Shiva without permission from Daksha, Daksha was angry on Shiva. When he arranges the great yagya, he invites every deity for this occasion except Shiva. Sati without such invitation attends this yagya. Daksha insults Sati by words which Sati accepts without any reaction. But then Daksha start abusing Shiva and Sati cant bear it. She not understanding what to do, She jumps into yagya fire and finishes her body. Angry with what happened with wife Shiva takes Rudra Avatar and destroys Daksha.
This place is near from Brahmapuri which situated on river bank of Krishna. Visit to Pateshwar takes one day return from Pune.
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