Osho Teerth Par was constructed in 1994 at Koregaon Park , Pune.
It was built on the sprawling Osho commune estate, on what was previously a 'Nallah' (waste water stream)and is therefore also known as the Nallah Park.
The park was built by the Shunyo foundation on a five hectare land and is presently managed by the Osho commune (started by the late spiritual guru, Bhagwan Rajneesh a.k.a Osho).
The park is built on the lines of a Zen garden.
On entering the park, one is greeted by this life like stone statue of Osho, inviting you to this beautiful garden complete with green lawns, ethnic plants and trees, bamboo groves, stone steps, stone benches, small waterfalls etc.
What impresses one and all is the serenity and tranquility of this place. No wonder that it is frequented by people who want to find solitude in the bustling city of Pune.
Text and Photographs : Abhijit Rajadhyaksha