|Shree Kshetra Korthan Khandoba Temple, Pimpalgao Rotha, Taluka - Parner|
Built in 1491, this temple was not given due attention until l997. The villagers took the responsibility of developing this old historical temple. A Suvarna (gold) Kalash (Kalasam) was placed on Champashasti by the Bramhmin Param Pujya Shree Gagangiri Maharaj. For the past several centuries a form of Shiva known as Lord Khandoba has been worshiped in the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Goa. Here the idol of Khandoba is believed to be Suyambu - self-generated, hence it is referred to as Kor than, here. Kor means "untouched".
In the Hindu Calender month Margashish and on the day of "Shukla 6", Champashasti is celebrated with great fanfare as "Shree Khandoba Avatar Diwas". The celestial wedding festival of Shree Khandoba with Mhalsabai takes place on Paush poornima. The grand Yatra Mohotsav yearly celebration is a famous one and is attended by people from Maharashtra as well as Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, and Goa. Nearly 15 lakhs people attend the joyous festival and various programs of Sathsangs. This festival has been conducted almost every year since 1967
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