Takali Dhokeshwar - Cave Temmple of Shiva

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Takali Dhokeshwar Cave Temple (5th century) is located around 3 kms from Takali village in Ahmednagar District, Maharashtra.(near Shirur on Pune-Ahmednagar highway, after one takes the road for Anna Hazare's Ralegaon Siddhi village). The cave has a fortification around it. In the cave, there are Shiva,Parvati,Ganesh sculptures on side walls and two huge dwarpal sculptures at the two sides of the door frame of the gabhara. The Gabhara having main Shivalinga and has a dark passageway around it .There is a big Nandi idol situated on the right hand side & veergal (hero stone) at left sideof the passageway. There is a deepamala outside the cave & a meditation room (Vihara) just above the water tank, besides main cave.