town of Jejuri is situated to the southeast of the Pune city. The town
is home to one of the most famous temples of Maharashtra, known as
Khandobachi Jejuri. The God of Jejuri, Mhalsakant or Malhari Martand or
Khandoba, is very revered amongst the Dhangars, one of the oldest tribes
in Maharashtra. The Jejuri temple, situated near Pune, lies on top of a
small hill and is reached through a climb of over 200 steps. However,
the beautiful locales of the temple make the climb relatively very easy.
Check out the Jejuri Temple near Puna, India.
The temple can be divided into two parts, the Mandap and Gabhara. The
idol of Khandoba enshrined in Jejuri temple speaks volumes about the
talent of its craftsmen. The weapons situated inside the temple, namely
a sword, a damaru and a paral, have historical importance attached to
them. The temple also serves as a venue of Sword Competition, held every
year on Dasera Day. Jejuri town is also important from historical point
of view. It was here that Shivaji meet his father, Sahaji, after a long
period of time and discussed the strategy to be followed against the