This town has been a centre of pilgrimage for over
several centuries now, mainly due to the temple of Vinayaka,
the most popular and much revered god of, Maharashtra. For
the Maharastrians, this Vigna Vinayaka is more easily
accessible than their house-hold deity Bhavani Mata.
Temples of all sorts and dimensions come into the view of
visitors, as they move along the streets either in the remote rural areas, or posh
localities of big cities. Ganeshopasana was popularised by two great devout
Ganeshopasakas called Moraya Gosavi and Acharya Yogindra as far back as
in the thirteenth century and since then it is on ascendancy. Fairs are held
during the Pausha masa equivalent of December-January and festivals are
celebrated on such grandiose manner that the devout bhaktas of entire Ganesh
cult congregate and convert this place into Bhuloka Swarga with a wide
variety of devotional programmes. The temple and deity are of course, are
quite moderate in size or sculptural adornment, but the faith and fervor that,
surge forth during then defies description. The archamurti - Ganesh not only
wards off the satanic forces, but guides them in every 'venture they undertake.
Hence unprecedented popularity.
It lies 27 km off Nagapur, accessible by bus from several nearby
towns besides Nagapur.