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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 MAYURESWAR OF MORGAON

THE HISTORICITY

The present temple is built at a much later date by one Moreshvar Gole. It has also an exciting background and is imbued with mystery. This Gole was an official working in the treasury department of the Sultans of Bidar. He was a great Ganesopasaka, known for his pious life. With a view to popularizing the Ganesh cult, he renovated and spent lacks on the temple for making additions, like dipmalas, aisles, walls, etc. All from the treasury of the Sultans. The matter with many distorted versions and exaggerated forms reached the Sultan. The Sultan meeting him at Supa, the Head Quarters town questioned Gole, but the reply was that the coffers were kept untouched, and he was not guilty. The Sultan, on examination found the statement true. Would Lord Gunesh let down his true devotee? Would the honest labour go unrewarded? The Sultan then went to Morgaon to verify the temple. To his surprise, he found there on the same site a beautiful Darga and a grand Mosque. Pleased with it, he largely endowed it with cash and departed. Before he turned his back, again Gunesh was found holding his Durbar on a scale greater than the Sultan's, who was narrating all that happened, to the audience assembled then. If Gunesh desires mosques can become Mandirs, and vice versa. No bounds to the powers of that august divinity! Later, the Sabha mantap was added by karunwadkar, beautiful aisles by Sardar Muzumdar, and the arched gateway with drum house atop by Amrit Rao, the son of Peshwa Bajarao II. And many architectural decorations were made from time to time by the philanthropists and the liberated victims of misfortunes. The peshwas being ardent Ganeshopasakas, made renovations to the principal temple. By draining their treasure often. So its grandeur has been going higher with the passage of time.

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