Jejuri Khandoba

Jejuri Khandoba History, Timings, Darshan, Route info

There is an interesting story attached to this temple, Aurangzeb conquered the Fort Daulat Mangal. Aurangzeb saw Jejuri Mandir and sent his soldiers to destroy the temple. Soldiers climbed up the hill and reached the fort wall entrance. As the pathway was closed, they decided to blow up the entrance with dynamite. They dug a small hole to place the dynamite, surprisingly thousands of bees attacked the soldiers. The commander informed the King of this incident. Aurangzeb came to know that Khandoba was hot-tempered and punish any such acts. The King granted 1 lakh and quarter rupees towards the temple. The bees disappeared and soldiers returned to their camp.

The temple faces east. The stone tortoise plated with a brass sheet is 28 ft in diameter. It is believed that worshipping Khandoba will be blessed with a child for the couple.

Important Festivals

Every year on Chaitra Shravan, Pausha and Magha, five days between the twelfth day of the first half, and the first day of the second fortnight are the festival days.

First ten days of AshwinEspecially tenth, Vijayadasami
First six days of Margashirsha 
Somavat AmavasyaNo moon day that falls on Monday will be celebrated in a grand
Full moon day of ChaitraThe day Khandoba and Balai married
Full moon day of Pausha at PalKhandoba and Mhalsa were married
Full moon day of MaghaMhalsa celebrates birthday

Jejuri Khandoba Temple Timings: 5:00 am – 9:00 pm

How to reach Jejuri Khandoba?

By Air

  1. The nearest airport is at Pune which is 50 Km away

By Train

  1. The nearest railway station is at Pune which is 48 Km away.
  2. The direct train is available from major cities to Pune.

By Road

  1. The direct bus is available from Pune to Jejuri with good frequency.

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  1. What is approximate waiting time on Sat and Sunday in madir. Or what is an ideal day to visit jejuri.

    • Dear Sir/Madam,
      temple will be performed from 5 am to 9 pm and you need to get the tickets directly at temple counter.
      Thank you.