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The Mandirs Of   Maharastra
The Mandirs of Maharastra - Index Invocation
The Author Introduction
Kolhapur Pandharpur
Tuljapur Phede
Jejuri Morgaon
Alandi Bhimashankar
Parli Elapura
Shirdi Triyambak
Avantika-Ujjain Prologue
Epilogue Some Shrines Superb
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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 LORD KHANDOBA OF JAJURI

THE KARHE-PATHAR TEMPLE

After praying to them, we proceed to Karhe- Pather lying far off atop the hill but connected by a path with the usual dipmalas and arches on the way. As we proceed, we stop at spot called Ghodeuddan - a sacred spot from where Khandoba jumped to save one of his devotees. It has a story interesting. Tradition says that there was an ardent devotee who visited this temple daily. As he grew old he felt the ascending too difficult, and one day he actually collapsed on the way. Khandoba, the asritaparijata at once rushed to the spot on his white horse and assured him that he would thenceforward dwell on Gadkot lying lower for his easy worship. So saying he jumped from this spot to reach Gad-kot. The old man hastened to the spot and found two Swayambhu lingas there and began his daily worship with reduced hardship. So practically the Karhe-pather is more ancient than the Gad-kot shrine. After this, we reach Karhe - Pather shrine which is much smaller in size than the one seen. Like its counterpart, it contains a portico, mandap and the garbha griha. Here, the image of Lord Khandoba is installed in a niche on the western wall. It reveals in sitting pose with legs crossed and the hands holding the customary sword, trisula, dhamaru and bowl. It is here on the same pedestal are installed the heads of the demons-Mani and Malla as prayed for. Down below this images lie the two lingas representing the Lord and his consort. As in the Gad-Kot shrine, here also there is Rangashila used for bhajan programmes and also images of Hanuman, Rama, Siva and Hegadi pradhan.

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About Lord Khandoba Of Jajuri
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