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KHANDOBA - JEJURI

Coming out of the temple the first noticeable feature is a stone tortoise, plated with a brass sheet. Its diameter is twenty-eight feet. This tortoise is used as a ‘rangashila’, a platform from which kirtans, singing or dance concerts in honour of the god are performed. Next to it, opposite the temple is a small cell formerly used for performing the rite of ‘Bagad’. Behind it and also facing the deity is a giant image of the demon Mani. It is carved in stone and is nine feet in height. On either side of these are tall dipmalas with elaborately carved brackets. There are certain other gods resident in the same prakara. There is a Mahadev known as Panchalingeshvar, a small temple of Tuljabhavani, a Ganesh shrine and so on. Very few of them seem to have either any iconographical or legendary connection with the chief object of worship at the kshetra. Having finished the darshan and a round of the shrine one can go round to the Karhe-Pathar. For this he has to get out of the enclosure through the western gate The path descends down for some time and then it enters’ into a zigzag and up and down pattern thatmakes the journey to and fro rather tiresome. Karhe-Pathar has also a direct approach from the village. Instead of going to the town one has to walk down some one-and -a-half miles towards the west. From this point a small foot-track leads the way up to the Karhe-Pathar temple. This track is partially made of steps, partially of plain walk. The ascent to the temple takes about half-an-hour. The route from the Gad kot to Karhe-Pathar has also a number of archways over it. Half way up, a spot is shown known as 'ghodeuddan’, the place from where the horse of Khandoba jumped to reach the Gad-kot.

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