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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

HISTORICITY

It is possible to trace the exact date of the emergence of present temples with the help of inscriptional- proofs and architectural styles. Tradition confirms the date of its emergence in 1381 AD, with the munificent donations of one Virpal Virmalla by name. Being an adorer of great fame, he built the garbha griha and other structurers for the worship of the Lord, when he was lifted from miseries. Gradually it grew in size and fame, at the glory of the Lord was realised by people. Next mile stone in the history was the visit by Chaitanya Prabhu of Bengal, when the temple attained supremacy as a great kshetra. And the Lord has a preference for true bhakti. In 1635, a devotee by name Ragho Mambaji from Katav caused the construction of the huge Mandap and aisles surrounding the vast courtyards. Later in the eighteenth century many renowned adorers, like Vittal Shivadev, Malhar Rao, Raghuji Patel started construction of many more minishrines and expansion activities, and soon it became one of the premier centres of worship attracting thousands of devotees. In a period of half a century with fits and starts it developed beyond expectation. There are countless inscriptions that deal with the growth of the temple. The arch ways, enclosurers came on after another. Mention must be made of the generous contributions and endowments made by the Holkar family from time to time. Rani Ahalyabai and Tukoji top the list of the rich donors. Peshwas too evinced keen interest in making endowments besides deciding the disputes that arose between the parties entrusted with the maintenance of the temple. Decorating of the niches with silver plates and making gold masks for Sivalingas were made by Nana Phadnavis as a part of Navas. Along with several vessels and vahanas, the Peshwas gifted villages for the conduct of regular daily worship together with celebration of periodical festivals. Bhaktas who are blessed with the fulfillment of desires are making donations in several forms. Hence, the all-round development in a short period.

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