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Temples & Legends Of Maharastra
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Morgaon - Moreshvar

Kolhapur - Mahalakshmi

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GANAGAPUR -DATTATREYA

The stage of the next scene is a place named Karanja in Berar. There stayed a man named Madhav in this village. His young wife gave birth to a son who was, as soon became evident, dumb. The parents were naturally greatly distressed to see their very first offspring without speech. The child performed various miracles to reassure them, but not till one day when he turned an iron hammer into a golden one before their very eyes were Madhav and his wife convinced of his supernatural powers.

The child then let them know that he would be able to speak only after his maunji bandhan was performed. The only sound that emanated from his mouth till then was 'Om’. He was named Narahari. At the time of his thread ceremony the boy recited all the four Vedas and the six Shastras. This was not an ordinary feat and the people knew that here was a child of divine powers. As in his previous birth, Dattatreya sought the pemission of his parents to proceed for pilgrimage. There was a similar plea from his mother. The boy tried to comfort her by tendering advice as to the impermanent nature of the material world. But the woman, worldly as she was, still insisted on Narahari not leaving them. Ultimately he told her that they would get more sons and daughters to took after them and promised to stay with them till they got another son. Accordingly he continued to be with his parents for another year and then left in search for knowledge.

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