is the marble image of Ganesh known as Siddhi vinayak; then come the Navgrahs, Surya,
Mahisha surmardini, Vitthal-Rakhmai, Radha- Krishna, Rama-Lakshman-Sita, Shiva, Sheshashai
Vishnu, Malhari Mhalsa, Muralidhara Krishna, Kalabhairav and Tutja bhavani. These guests
are regularly worshipped by some priest of the other and the Karvir-Mahatmya, a
composition of late date (18th Century) has managed to bring all of them
in some kind of relation with the legends regarding the chief deity- Mahalakshmi. In the
same court yard is the Manikarnika kund. It is square on plan, flights of several steps
lead down to the water from the north and south. On its bank is Vishveshvar Mahadev.
A bath in this kund followed by the darshan of Vishveshvar and Mahalakshmi is the
giver of great good punya. During the Shiva or third kalp, while
Shiva and Parvati were staying here, the goddess lost a kundal or earring. It was of
pearls-mani. The ganas of Shiva searched for it and went on even to dig the earth to
recover it. They found it deep in the earth. The goddess greatly pleased at this, turned
the ditch into a tirth and named it Manikarnika after her manikundal.