Devachi Alandi, meaning god’s place, is situated 25 km from Pune, and was built in the 13th century. There is a samadhi and a temple dedicated to the saint-poet Dnyaneshwar here. The saint-poet wrote the Dnyaneshwari, the Marathi translation of the Bhagavad Gita. There are several other temples in Alandi including the Vitthal-Rakhumai temple, Ram temple, Krishna temple and Muktai temple. Pilgrims carry the Palkhi from Alandi to Pandharpur in the month of Ashadh (June/July). There is also a wall from which saint Dnyaneshwar is said to have flown to meet Chandev, the mystical yogi-turned saint. The Indrayani river charts a course through this small but peaceful town, and is considered sacred by the residents. It is on the banks of this river that the samadhi of the poet rests.

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