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BHIMASHANKAR

The first, or morning session is the one when kakadarati is recited. The mahapuja is at twelve o’clock’ when mahanaivedya is offered to the deity. The third one takes place at four in the afternoon. These worships are not very elaborate, the rite of ekadashini being the most important. It consists of reciting the Rudra mantras and abhisheka on the god. The most common rite a pilgrim performs here is this ekadashini. The upadhyaya does it for him, the cost being one rupee and twenty-five nP. Pujas costing five or ten rupees can be offered, but no eraded rates exist as at other places. Only the rate of the ekadashini is fixed.

The daily worship of the god is performed three times. The first, or morning session is the one when kakadarati is recited. The mahapuja is at twelve o’clock’ when mahanaivedya is offered to the deity. The third one takes place at four in the   afternoon. These worships are not very elaborate, the rite of ekadashini being the most important. It consists of reciting the Rudra mantras and abhisheka on the god. The most common rite a pilgrim performs here is this ekadashini. The upadhyaya does it for him, the cost being one rupee and twenty-five nP. Pujas costing five or ten rupees can be offered, but no eraded rates exist as at other places. Only the rate of the ekadashini is fixed.

The Maha shiva- ratri attracts to the place hundreds of pilgrims from the surrounding villages and towns. Pilgrims usually stay here for three days, and live either in temporary hutments or in a dilapidated dharmashala rear the village. A new dharmashala is under construction. During this fair a largenumber of shops are opened, offering all sorts of merchandise to the village folk. Water supply is plentiful and the natural setting is enchanting, the flora fresh from the rains. Of the observation points, the Konkan Kada is the most inviting. At somedistance behind the Kamalaja temple, it offers an excellent panorama of the Konkan region. From under the feet on the observer deep gorges run down to meet the vast plains below.

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