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Alandi -  (PuneDiary's Picnic Sports Section)

Alandi is 25 kms away from Pune. Popularly known as Devachi Alandi (God's place) has samadhi and a temple of the Saint-poet Dynaeshwar. The temple over here was built in 1570. Sant Dynanehswar wrote the Marathi translation of the Bhagwat Geeta called as 'Dyneshwari'.

The other famous places in Alandi are Vitthal-Rakhumai temple, Ram temple, Krishna Temple, Muktai temple.
Sant Dynanehswar spent most part of his short lifespan in Alandi. There is a fair held here twice a year. It also has the temple of Jalasan Baba a famous Gujarathi saint. The Palkhi which is in the month of Ashadh that goes from Alandi to Pandharpur covers almost 150 kms of distance. Thousands of devotees take part in this Palkhi. Alandi is situated on the banks of river Indrayani.

The famous wall on Sant Dynaneshwar flew to meet Changdev is also present here.
S.T. buses are available from Pune Station. 



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