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.
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 Ashwin||Especially tenth, Vijayadasami|
|First six days of Margashirsha|
|Somavat Amavasya||No moon day that falls on Monday will be celebrated in a grand|
|Full moon day of Chaitra||The day Khandoba and Balai married|
|Full moon day of Pausha at Pal||Khandoba and Mhalsa were married|
|Full moon day of Magha||Mhalsa celebrates birthday|
Jejuri Khandoba Temple Timings: 5:00 am – 9:00 pm
How to reach Jejuri Khandoba?
- The nearest airport is at Pune which is 50 Km away
- The nearest railway station is at Pune which is 48 Km away.
- The direct train is available from major cities to Pune.
- The direct bus is available from Pune to Jejuri with good frequency.
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