ATOP A HILL, DIVINE SHADOWS & FRAGRANT FIELDS are three previous blogs which will help the readers appreciate the wonderous location of the Mystical Bhuleshwar Temple near Pune, Maharshtra, India.
Nature is a creative expression of the Divine and all Living Beings are a proof of the Existence of the Supreme.
Even the Doorways leading to the unusual Bhuleshwar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva are symbolic expressions of the Enchanting World we inhabit.
The Doorways or main Entrance leading to the sanctum sanctorum of the Bhuleshwar Temple.
As you enter the Front Doorway and look to your Right you see Light and Trees ( Banyan and Peepul trees both belong to Genus Ficus ) while you stand in darkness. Walk through and you would be privileged to see a breathtaking view of the surroundings.
The Featured image showcases the Oversized Temple Bell which one sees through the Main Doorway.
I may mention this is an extremely Unusual and Mysterious entry into a Hindu Temple.
The Ornate Carved Doorway made of Stone is Intentionally small compelling the Pilgrim to Bow down as you cross the threshold of the Temple.
Lord Ganesha ( Elephant headed Lord who removes all obstacles) can be seen in saffron at the Top Centre of the doorway.
The Mystery and Magic of the Temple is enhanced as it is Pitch Dark and there is a Stone Wall in front with a near invisible engraved Statue of Lord Hanuman ( the Monkey headed Lord who dispels darkness ) in the centre.
Thus far there is no obvious symbol of Lord Shiva or the Sanctum Sanctorum and one has been through multiple doorways. All is dark, and it is a dead end….or is it??
Please see the picture above carefully and do read the blogs to follow to fully appreciate the Mystery and Marvel of the Temple Atop a Hill which is wrapped in layers of Nature.