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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
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GANAGAPUR - DATTATREYA

The management committee has during recent years undertaken the work of the construction of a new temple that would encase the older room. The walls of the new temple have come up to the height of some ten feet. It is being built after the best Chalukyan models and there is little doubt that although small in size, it would be a very pretty structure when completed. However, it is rather small in size, probably the availability of funds being a limitation. Any way, within the next ten or twelve years an altogether different and more pleasant external appearance would meet the eyes of the pilgrim. And as this newer structure encloses within itself the older math, the sanctity attached to it is not reduced in any manner whatever.

Around this shrine are objects connected with the life of Shri Guru, and some images. The chief object of interest is the lashvathha’ tree that stood outside the math. According to legend, a brahma- rakshasa had made his abode on his tree. People were afraid of going anywhere near it. But Shri Guru took pity on him and gave him permanent release- moksha. On the platform surrounding the Me are the images of Naganath and Hanuman. This old tree dried out some years ago and a new one is planted in its place. On the northern side there are the images of Hanuman and Ganesh. This is the chief shrine and its surroundings. The images around the math have no cult significance but are there either by accident or through traditional association with the life of Shri Guru.

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