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Temples & Legends Of Maharastra
Index Of Maharastra Preface
Kulapati's Preface The Author
Morgaon - Moreshvar

Kolhapur - Mahalakshmi

Tuljapur - Bhavani Ganagapur - Dattatreya
Pedhe - Parashurama Bhimashankar - Bhimashankar
Tryambakeshvar - Trymbak Khandoba - Jejuri
Pandhapur - Vitthal Glossary
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BHIMASHANKAR

The gods hailed the valiant deed of the devi, and Brahma himself came down to congratulate her. Praise was showered on her and prayers were sung to please her. So glad was Brahmadeva that he offered her worship consisting of lotus flowers. The goddess in her turn offered her boons to the gods. The latter wanted nothing, more than that Gauri should continue to reside at the place alongside Shiva. They further asked that she he known as Kamalaja in view of the lotus worship Brahma had offered her. The devi gave her consent to the request and has since continued to stay there to add to the sanctity and prestige of the kshetra.

Turning to the other aspect of the kshetra, the source of the Bhimarathi, one comes across various kunds and tirths on the hill. The kund from which the river is supposed to have taken off is at some distance from the temple, but the approach is not very good. The kund is a small rectangle five feet deep, built of stone, At the bottom a very small stream is seen trickling down’. This thin drizzle dries out in the beginning of the summer season. The contrast between this Bhimarathi and theBhimarathi with its vast beds at Pandharpur and Ganagapur inevitable comes to mind. But that is the way things are.

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