prayers on Ekadasi falling in Nov-Dec, brings instant merit, it is believed.
Thousands visit for darsan on this day and involve themselves in several special
prayer services. The decoration to the metal image placed over samadhi with
flowers and bright drapery is quite enticing and the sublimity pervading detains
the devotees for long. The absence of Paraphernalia is another plus point that
enhances the sanctity of the garbhagriha.
are many more objects that detain the visitors in the temple for long. Among
them, Sidheshwar temple takes precedence over others. It is adjacent to the
Samadhi of Jnaneswar. The Sivalinga now worshipped has been existing since the
Vedic times. The prayer services offered here follow the Saivaagama though
Maharastrian customs greet the eyes the visitors. There is a big size Nandi
installed in a beautiful raised mandap and is placed at the entrance through
which Jnaneswar entered first and had his Samadhi later finally. Next object
that draws attention is the Ajan tree lying next to the wall of the garbhagriha
of the Samadhi. It is believed that Saint Eknath who visited this holy place
after 300 years Jnaneswar's entering Samadhi, found the tree encroaching the
wall and other parts of the temple. He severed a root of the tree to stop its
further occupation, but its long broad branches are giving evergreen shelter to
the Samadhi. Some aspirants for higher siddhi visit and read the works of
Jnaneswar sitting in the shade for hours and feel inspired fit either for
composition or gaining mental peace.