PUNE: The restoration of the Mahadji Shinde Chhatri located in Wanowrie is underway. The restoration process is expected to take approximately one month, but the facility will remain open to visitors during this time.
As per the information provided, in all these years, the roof of the Mandir has developed holes, leading to water leakage while it rains. Additionally, moss has also been accumulated on the stones and has experienced overgrowth. Furthermore, cracks have appeared on the walls.
While talking to Pune Pulse, Yashwant Bhosale, the Maharashtra Superintendent, Scindia Devasthan Trust, added, ”The heritage structure is being restored due to small cracks, leakages, and moss on the stones. The restoration work will involve the repair of slabs, doors, and windows and is scheduled to be completed within one month. Additionally, waterproofing work has been carried out, as parts of the heritage structure were previously restored 15 years ago.”
The construction of Shinde Chhatri dates back to the 18th century. Mahadji Shinde initially intended to build a Shiva temple, but unfortunately passed away before witnessing its completion. Subsequently, a memorial was constructed in his honor by Madhavrao Scindia of Gwalior, which was finalized in 1965.