Set up by the regal lord of Maharashtra on a little slope in a post, Khandoba Temples are holy to Hindu god, Khandoba. Set against the background of rich green slopes, Khandoba Temples are an unquestionable requirement visit on a journey visit to Maharashtra. There are two sanctuaries in Jejuri that are hallowed to Lord Khandoba – one is Kadepathaara, and Gad-kot sanctuary.
Kadepathaara, the more seasoned one among the two, looks antiquated from its structure. The sanctuary is arranged at a rise of 133 meters and is spread over a territory of 11 sections of land. To arrive at the sanctuary, aficionados should climb soak stairs and experience a few curves. The old townsite, presently betrayed, was toward the east of the slope on which the new sanctuary stands.
Stray KOT TEMPLE
Stray kot sanctuary, the recently developed sanctuary, is similarly simple to reach when contrasted with its partner, Kadepathaara Temple. This sanctuary has around 450 stages, 18 Kamani (curves) and 350 Dipmalas (light columns). Despite the fact that the sanctuary shows up little in size, yet it has two divisions – Mandap and Gabhara. Inside the fundamental sanctum of the sanctuary, there is a colossal statue of Lord Khandoba with a major ‘Khanda’ (strict importance swords). In garbhagriha, there are two swayambhu lingams. In the event that the sky is clear, at that point from the sanctuary, visitors can see the lovely perspective on city and Dive Ghat.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
Jatra, a yearly reasonable that happens in the long stretch of November is a decent time to visit the sanctuary. On a normal, around 40, 000 individuals visit the sanctuary to go to the celebration. Another significant celebration that is commended with grandeur and show is Somvati Amavasya; during which a palanquin parade is sorted out from the Gad-kot sanctuary to the Karha stream.
06:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Jejuri, Maharashtra 412303,India
Instructions to REACH
Jejuri is found very near Pune, which makes it receptive by each potential method for transport. The closest air terminal or railroad station will be in Pune. Guests can even take transport from Pune and Sholapur.
Close by ATTRACTIONS
On a visit to the Khandoba Temples, visitors can go for a touring visit to Pune, which is not really 50 kilometers away. For diversion, visitors can visit loads of attractions like Aga Khan Palace, Dagduseth Ganpati, Saras Baug, Empress Garden, National Defense Academy, Sinhagad, Shanwarwada, and Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum. In the event that searching for something minimal odd, do visit the noteworthy township of Saswad and the stronghold Purandar. In Saswad, Changa Vateshwar and Sangameshwar, and Samadhi sanctuary of Spandeo are some renowned fascinations.