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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 river then emerges in theMokshakund. The Bhima is supposed to be flowing in this kund, but the course is underground. This kund is practically immediately behind the Shiva shrine.It is a square tank approxi- mately thirty feet by thirty and is built of stone masonry. A flight of steps leads down to the water, or water can be drawn by pulleys fixed on the sides. It is the usual custom prevalent at the place that a pilgrim first takes his bath here and then goes to the temple. A dip in this kund is supposed to liberate seven generations of the fore fathers of a person from the ferrets of wordly sin and evil, and gives them eternal peace.

This kund is the result of the great punya accumulated by a sage of old whose name was Kaushika. The sage and his wife stayed on this Bhima shankar hill practising penance. One day it so happened that a Brahmin by name Richika came to his ashram. He was a wandering mendicant. Kaushika received him most hospitably and enquired if he could do anything for Richika. The latter thereupon came out with his story. He had observed strict brahmacharya’ and utilised his time in meditation and visiting various holy spots. His moral stature steadily grew until he was capable of moving through all the Lokas of the Universe, the Swarga. Bhu and Patala Lokas

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