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The small open window on the western wall is placed in such a way the Sun's light rays during the Sunset fall on the face of the image for three days around 21st of each March and September. The other deities in the temple (in the court yard) are Vitthal-Rakhmai, Shiva, Vishnu, Navagrahas, Surya, Mahishasuramardini, Tulja Bhavani and others. Some of these images are said to have been made in the 11th century, while others are of recent origin. The temple tank is called “Manikarnika Kund” on whose bank is a shrine to Visweshwar Mahadev.
The temple belongs architecturally to the Chalukya empire and was first built in the 7th century. It was the Konkan king Kamadeo, who cleared the dense jungle and brought to light the presence of this ancient temple. Subsequently several rulers contributed to the growth of this temple. In the 13th century, Shankaracharya of Kaladi, Kerala built Nagar Khana, office, and Deepmalas. In the Mogul reign, the devotees had hidden the idol for protection. Later, the idol was found in the city bazaar. During the time of Marathas, the temple was repaired. as several invasions caused damages to the temple. According to the then Maratha ruler Sambhaji (his letter dated 8 November 1723), one Sindhoji Hindurao Ghorpade of Panhala installed the idol again on 26 September 1712, an auspicious day (Monday, Ashwin Vijiya Dashami).