Naktichadeul Temple, Karjat, Maharashtra
Naktichadeul Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Karjat Town in Karjat Taluk in Ahmednagar District in Maharashtra, India. The temple is believed to have been built in 13th century CE. The temple is protected as monuments of national importance by the central Archaeological Survey of India.
This temple is facing towards east. Nandi can be found in a mandapa in front of the temple facing towards the sanctum. The temple consists of sanctum, antrala, maha mandapa and mukha mandapa. The pillars of the maha mandapa are profusely carved. The sanctum enshrines a Shiva Linga. The exterior of the sanctum and the maha mandapa are plain and devoid of any decorations. The parapet walls of the mukha mandapa are decorated sculptures. There is a small shrine with a Shiva Linga in its sanctum situated to the south east of the main shrine within the temple premises.
The temple is located at about 500 metres from Karjat Bus Stand, 17 Kms from Rashin, 22 Kms from Mirajgaon, 35 Kms from Jinti Road Railway Station, 42 Kms from Jamkhed, 58 Kms from Daund Junction Railway Station, 70 Kms from Ahmednagar, 142 Kms from Pune and 142 Kms from Pune Airport. The temple is situated on Rashin to Mirajgaon route.