Lord Venkateshwar, Prati Balaji- Replica of the Tirupati Balaji is at Ketkawle village near pune. It is around 45 km from Pune. To reach this temple, you have to take Pune-Satara highway, cross the Katraj tunnel then, shindewadi-Khed shivapur- Nasarapur phata- Kapurhole villages are on the way. Then take a left turn on Nasarapur phata to reach Balaji temple.
As per last post can cover Prati balaji, Baneshwar, purandar, Narayanpur & Bhatgar dam in one day. Its very good place to visit. For one day picnic route click on below link.
One day picnic near pune at Prati Balaji, Purandar fort, Narayanpur, Baneshwar & Bhatgar Dam route.
The surrounding environment is excellent. The design of the temple is the perfect replica of the Tirupati Balaji temple. Inside the temple there is Idol of the Lord Venkateshwara. There is Hundi outside to contribute the money for different activities. Also, there are four small temples inside main temple. Don't forget to see top surface of the main Venkateshwara temple. Lords images painted on it. An Extra-ordinary Painting work. Don't forget to take prasad as a Laddu. Its taste is Extra-ordinary. Also you can take Maha-Prasad coupon inside the temple if you are in between 9 am to 3 pm time.
The quality of the food as a maha-prasad is also very good. Do remeber the Darshan close timing , so that you can save your time. Temple is open from 5am to 8pm daily.
Darshan Close Timings
07.30 am to 08.15 am
10.30 am to 11.15 am Daily Naivedyam
6.30 pm to 07.15 pm
09.00 am to 09.30 am Saliampu – Netradarshan (Thursday Only)
05.00 pm to 05.30 pm Poolangi Seva (Thursday Only)
08.15 am to 10.15 am After Abhishekam (Friday Only)
Timings Pooja Details
05.00 am to 05.30 am Suprabhatam
06.30 am to 08.15 am Morning Pooja
10.00 am to 11.15 am Afternoon Pooja
06.00 pm to 07.15 pm Evening Pooja
08.00 pm onwards Shuddhi &Ekantseva
Friday Special Program
07.30 am to 08.00 am Abhishekam
05.00 pm to 05.45 pm Unjal-seva
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