Khandoba temple
Long shot of Jejurigad's mandir on mountain
Stairs with arched entrance of the Jejuri Khandoba mandir
Sacred fire (Jyoti) in front of the Khandoba temple.
Deepstambha in front of the temple

City and a municipal council in Pune district of Maharashtra, India.

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Hindu deity worshiped as a manifestation of Shiva mainly in the Deccan plateau of India, especially in the state of Maharashtra and North Karnataka.

Khandoba and Mhalsa killing demons Mani-Malla — a popular oleograph, c.1880.
The sanctum of Khandoba's older temple Kadepathar, Jejuri. Khandoba is worshipped in three forms: stone icon with the consorts (top), metal icon with Mhalsa (mid, covered with garlands) and two lingas, symbolizing him and Mhalsa.
Mani is seen worshipped in the Jejuri temple of Khandoba
Khandoba with his two chief wives: Mhalsa and Banai.
A painting depicts Khandoba riding a white horse with Mhalsa, accompanied with a dog and attendants including a Waghya dancing before him.
Khandoba in a household shrine (devghar) of a Deshastha Brahmin family
A Vaghya, the bard of Khandoba
Khandoba's newer Temple in Jejuri. Notice devotees showering turmeric powder (bhandara) on each other, in a temple festival.
Mylara Lingeshwara Temple at Mylara, Bellary District, Karnataka
Khandoba with Mhalsa, a company style painting from Tiruchirappalli. Khandoba is depicted with the traditional attributes of Shiva like the Trishula, damaru and the deer.
Khandoba with his wives at Mailar Mallanna temple, Khanapur near Bidar, Karnataka.

The foremost centre of Khandoba worship is the temple of Jejuri in Maharashtra.

Balaji Baji Rao

The 8th Peshwa of the Maratha Empire in India.

A 20th century of depiction of Tarabai by artist Baburao Painter. She unsuccessfully rebelled against the Peshwa in 1751.
Flag of the Maratha Empire.svg Maratha Confederacy at its zenith in 1760 (yellow areas)
A c. 1770 drawing of the Third battle of Panipat

On 14 September 1752, the two took oaths at Khandoba temple in Jejuri, promising mutual peace.

Shaniwar Wada

Historical fortification in the city of Pune, India.

Gate of the Shaniwar Wada
An equestrian statue of Peshwa Baji Rao I, Prime Minister of the Maratha Empire, in the Shaniwar Wada complex. He was the first resident of the fortified palace.
The imposing walls of the Shaniwar Wada, in an 1860 photograph
Shaniwar Wada palace's Delhi Gate or Delhi Darwaza.
Shaniwar Wada palace fountain, the Hazari Karanje
Jharokhas at the Shaniwar wada.
A hall in the first floor above dilli darwaja (Delhi Gate)
Gardens of Shaniwar Wada

Teak was imported from the jungles of Junnar, stone was brought from the nearby quarries of Chinchwad, and Lime (mineral) was brought from the lime-belts of Jejuri.


Seventh most populous city in India and the second-largest city in the state of Maharashtra, with an estimated population of 7.4 million It has been ranked "the most liveable city in India" several times.

Residential High Rises in Pune,India
The circular Nandi mandapa at the Pataleshwar cave temple built in the Rashtrakuta era (753-982)
Skyscrapers under construction in Pune South
An equestrian statue of Peshwa Baji Rao I outside Shaniwar Wada. He expanded the Maratha Empire in north India c. 1730.
British Government House, Ganesh Khind, Poona (c. 1875)
National Chemical Laboratory
Vetal Hill Panorama, a prominent hill in Pune. Elevation c. 800 m
Tulshibaug Lane in Pune, a busy shopping hub of Pune
Baner, when it was a recently developed suburb of Pune.
Hadapsar, a recently developed suburb of Pune.
EON IT Park, Kharadi
Kirloskar Group headquarters in Pune
Volkswagen India Plant and offices in Pune
Force Motors plant in Pune
Shinde Chhatri in Wanowrie, Pune.
Deccan college houses the museums of Maratha history and Indian archaeology
Ganpati procession by Jnana Prabodhini school
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium
Pune Municipal Corporation Building
Khadakwasla reservoir, the main source of water for the city
St. Vincent's High School, Camp, Pune.
Jnana Prabodhini Prashala, Sadashiv Peth, Pune
Savitribai Phule Pune University headquarters. During the British era, the building served as the Monsoon residence for the Governor of the Bombay Presidency.
Pune Railway Station – entrance
An EMU on the Pune–Lonavla suburban line
Deccan Express with Vistadome Coach
Local buses in Pune
Pune Metro during trial Run
A highway leading into Pune
Departure lounge at Pune Airport
B. J. Medical College, Pune was established in 1878 and is associated with the Sassoon Hospital.

Other important Hindu pilgrimage sites in PMR or the district include Jejuri, and five of Ashtavinayak Ganesh temples.

Khandoba Temple, Jejuri

Khandoba Mandir of Jejuri
Jejuri village in foreground and Khandoba mandir on the hill in background at Jejuri during, somewhere between 1855 and 1862
Side view of this temple
Deepstambha at Khandoba Mandir, Jejuri

Khandoba temple of Jejuri is a Hindu mandir (temple) dedicated to the god Khandoba located on a hill in the town of Jejuri, Maharashtra, India.

Pune district

Second most populous district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

Location of Pune district in the Indian state of Maharashtra
The Great Chaitya at Karla Caves
Ruins of Chakan Fort
Malik Ambar, the minister of Nizamshahi of Ahmadnagar, who moved his administration to Junnar
Shivneri fort, birthplace of Shivaji
Shivaji, founder of the Maratha Empire
Watercolor painting of Pune in the late Peshwa era at the confluence of the Mula and Mutha Rivers by British artist Henry Salt
Saswad, seen from the Sangameshwar temple in 1813 by British artist Robert Melville Grindlay
Poona (Pune) district in 1896
When the Khadakwasla Dam was built in 1878. At that time it was considered one of the world's largest dams.
Photograph of the railway reversing station at Bhor Ghat from 1880s
Potholes in the Kukdi River near Nighoj
Confluence of the Indrayani and Bhima Rivers at Tulapur
The district's talukas
New housing in Kharadi, a suburb of Pune
Infosys in Hinjawadi
Barrels at the Narayangaon Winery
Mumbai Pune Expressway
Lonavla EMU at Pune's platform 6
Principal temple of Khandoba, worshipped by many Marathi Hindu families
Alandi, on the Indrayani River
Lenyadri temple in a former Buddhist cave on a hilltop near Junnar
The medieval Purandar fort

The main temple of Khandoba, the family deity for most Marathi Hindus, is in Jejuri.


Herding caste of people found in the Indian states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

Dhangar tribal from Maharashtra
Ponies used by Dhangar tribe of Maharashtra

Jejuri temple of Khandoba was substantially enlarged by Holkar queen Ahilyabai Holkar and her general Tukojirao Holkar.

Arun Kolatkar

Indian poet who wrote in both Marathi and English.

The poem sequence deals with a visit to Jejuri, a pilgrimage site for the local Maharashtrian deity Khandoba (a local deity, also an incarnation of Shiva).

Battle of Vasai

Fought between the Marathas and the tiny army of the Portuguese rulers of Vasai , a town lying near Mumbai (Bombay) in the Konkan region of present-day state of Maharashtra, India.

Plant of the Baçaim Fortress (1635)
Engraving depicting Antonio Galvano (c.1490–1557)
Portrait of Nuno da Cunha
Jorge Cabral
Map of Baçaim from Portuguese Atlas
St. James Church, Agashi
Malhar Rao Holkar I
A painting of Chimaji Ballal Peshwa near Parvati temple in Pune

After the war of 1737- 39, Chimaji appa and his Maratha soldiers took the church bells from Vasai as memorabilia and installed them in various Hindu mandirs of Maharashtra, some of the bells they installed in Khandoba mandir, Tulja bhavani mandir of Jejuri and Osmanabad respectively.


Maharashtra (, abbr.

Late Harappa figure from Daimabad hoard, Indus Valley Civilization
2nd century BCE Karla Caves are a group of Buddhist caves near Lonavala
Bibi Ka Maqbara, a replica of the Taj Mahal, was built during the reign of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb
Statue of Shivaji opposite Gateway of India in South Mumbai
The Bombay-Poona Mail Train of the GIPR company in 1907
Dried up the Godavari at Puntamba, Ahmadnagar district after a poor Monsoon
A Bengal tiger in Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve
Divisions of Maharashtra, along with their respective districts (With Palghar district formed in 2014 from the northern part of Thane district)
Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai. Hinduism is the dominant religion in Maharashtra
Mantralaya or administrative headquarters of Maharashtra state government in South Mumbai
The Bombay High Court, one of the oldest high courts in India
Mumbai is a major contributor to the economy of Maharashtra
Freshly grown sugarcane, agriculture is the second leading occupation in Maharashtra
Mumbai–Nashik Expressway
Students at a state-run primary school in Raigad district.
Founded in 1887, Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI) is one of the oldest engineering colleges in Asia
Situated in Pune, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune was established in 1948 after the Indian independence.
Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth (Agricultural University) at Akola
A Primary Healthcare center in the village of Amboli in Pune district
Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station, the state's power production source
Maharashtrian Veg Thali
Misal Paav, a popular dish from Maharashtra
A Girl and a Woman dressed in traditional Maharashtrian Nauvari lugada (nine-yard sari)
Lavani performance
Playwright Vijay Tendulkar
P L Deshpande (in center), one of the most popular authors in Marathi language
Times of India building in Mumbai
Children playing cricket in a farm outside the village of Chinawal in Jalgaon.
Night-time skyline of Downtown Mumbai at Nariman Point
Ganeshotsav festival in Pune
Khandoba mandir of Lord Khandoba in Jejuri
Venna Lake at Mahabaleshwar
Indian Tigers at Tadoba Tiger reserve
Pandharpur, a Hindu pilgrimage centre in the state

Khandoba temple at Jejuri in the Pune district attract pilgrims from all over the Maharashtra where worshipers shower each other with Bhandar,.