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Temples & Legends Of Maharastra
Index Of Maharastra Preface
Kulapati's Preface The Author
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Kolhapur - Mahalakshmi

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Tryambakeshvar - Trymbak Khandoba - Jejuri
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TRYAMBAKESHVAR - TRYAMBAK

The Peshwas themselves and their several followers were greatdevotees of this god. Letters and other documents speak of various grants, donations and gifts to the temple. Though Tryamba- keshvar is not famous as a deity of sakama-bhakti’, some people did utter certain vows before the god and on fulfilment of their desires made various gifts to the deity. Amongst many such items donated, the golden Kalash of the temple, the silver mask, the bejewel led crown can be counted.The other aspect or part of the kshetra is the river Godavari. As stated earlier it is from the Brahmagiri mountain that the river originates. There are numerous kunds and tanks through which the river ultimately emerges.

There is a very long story as to how Godavari originated. It not only tells of how shecame here but also indicates several commonly held beliefs. It is supposed, for example, to be part or amsha of Ganga, theheavenly river and even today the local population of Nasik refer to the river as Ganga and not as Godavari. The story also speaks of the great power the river has, it absolves all sin. Of course, the various stories mentioned are as trustworthy as legends go, but certainly indicate the great importance the river enjoys. Recent researches have shown that Godavari is one of the most ancient water courses of the area.

Evidences of human habitation have been discovered from the Godavari-Pravara basin dating back to thousands of years. There is little wonder therefore, that such an important life-source should be defied and legends and myths woven around it. The legend goes somewhat as follows. Brahmadeva once decided to perform a sacrifice. It was naturally a gigantic affair; all the gods and goddesses, princes and princesses of all the Lokas had gathered for the ceremony at Prayag.

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