is this deity kept hidden by one Raghoji during the Muslim invasion and returned
it to the temple authorities after receiving a large consideration; and it is
this deity that was held in ransom for some time by some unscrupulous men; it is
this deity considered as the embodiment of
the three Vedas; it is this deity advocating catholicity as evidenced by
emancipating the Muslims even; it is on the glory of this Lord, thousands of
abhangas were sung by devotees in their ecstatic raptures and it is this deity
adored as Kamadhenu by the pious bhaktas.
as the Pratyaksha daivam by the Marathi saints; monopolized by the whole mass of
people of Maharashtra; popularized by the spirit of catholicity; endowed by
several rulers, this august presiding deity - Pandurang Vittal has been drawing
lacs of devotees over several centuries now.