sixteen - pillared mandap built in the Hamadpanth style consecrated by the
beautiful image of Ganesh on a high pedestal is visit worthy. Visitors miss not
this Elephant-headed god, for they are aware of his august office - vighna nasak
- remover of obstacles. Offering prayers, they move towards the famous Bhint - a
wall that has an odd story. This inanimate object humbled the pride of a certain
yogi called Changdev - a contemporary of Jnaneswar. Though a highly evolved
soul, he was not free from egoism. He was a Siddupurusha, and fond of displaying
his yogic powers. Once, desiring to demonstrate his super human powers came to
Alandi to see Jnaneswar riding a living tiger using a live cobra as whip. To
teach him a lesson on humility, Jnaneswar sitting on a dilapidated old wall
along with his brothers - Nivrithi, Sopan and Sister Muktabai ordered it move to
meet Changdev on the way, in the street. It did Changdev's pride bit the dust in
the presence of astonished onlookers in their thousands. The same wall is now preserved
and visitors offer obeisance for helping Jnaneswar Maharaj to exhibit the power
of his soul. In the campus there are many mandaps, like Vithal Rukhmini,
Muktabai that are enshrining divinities. Praying at each brings merit.
Meditating sitting in the campus any where has an elevating experience and the
devotees normally sit in silence for a few minutes invariably on their visits.
The Golden pipal tree lying near Mahadwar has another story to tell. It is said
that Jnaneswar's mother was blessed with four children glorious only after
perambulating this after taking vows. It is an ancient one with miraculous
powers. Hence the craze for the visitors to offer special poojas to it. There are
many more objects outside the campus, like the Pundalika temple built on the bank
of the river Indrayani that lure and confer beatitude to the visitors.