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Khandoba Temple, Pune

The Jejuri is one the popular pilgrim centres of Maharashtra, located 38 kms. from Pune and 60 kms. from Sholapur. It houses a temple dedicated to Lord Khandoba. Khandoba popularly known as Khandobachi Jejuri is one of the important Gods worshipped by Dhangar the oldest tribes in Maharashtra.

The Khandoba 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 Mughals.

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