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Story of Malhari Mahatmya (Khandoba) – Malhari Mahatmya is a literary work done in Marathi language that narrates the story of Khandoba. Khandoba (IAST: Khaṇḍobā), Martanda Bhairava or Malhari, is a Hindu deity worshiped as a The legends of Khandoba, found in the text Malhari Mahatmya and also narrated in folk songs, revolve around his victory over demons Mani- malla. Explore More · Malhari Kulkarni. Follow. (Publications: 2 | Followers: 0). Mobile. Download. 0. Embed. Share. Upload. malhari mahatmya. malhari mahatmya.

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He is the most popular family deity in Maharashtra, the patron deity of farming and herding castes, the hunters and gatherers, of the hills and forests like Mallanna in Andhra Pradesh and Mallaya in Karnataka of western Deccan.

He is depicted either in the form of a Lingam, or as an image riding on a bull or a horse. Home Map Site Map. Powered By Versatile Software.

Khandoba is a regional Hindu deity, worshipped mahattmya all communities including Muslims, exhaulted as Mrtanda Bhairava, an incarnation of Shiva, having linkages with Vaishanva and Jain traditions. It says that two shivlingas appeared at Prempuri, the place where Khandoba killed the demons.

It has 22 chapters. Description of court of Indra. Indra wellcomes all Rishi but declares his inability to defeat the demons and advised Rishi to mahatmyz to Vaikuntha God Vishnu’s home. Rishi praise god ShankarShankar saves them and gives a boonbirth of female demon Dhrutmari. Shree Shiv takes the avatara of Martandbhairava. Description of army of gods and dispatch for war.

Mallasur is informed by his ambassadors about the arrival of army of gods.


Story of Malhari Mahatmya (Khandoba)

They laugh at Shiva. Army of demons prepare for war.

Vishnu goes to Mallasur for diplomacy. But Mallasur doesn’t listen to his guidance and decides to war. Two Shivlinga Lingam appears at murder place of Manimalla according the Rishi request jalhari at that place Prempuri all gods come for pilgrimage. Khandoba is a much-married god with wives from many communities, who serve as culMhalsa Avtartural links to the communities. His first wife Mhalsa is from the Lingavat merchant caste; his second wife Banai is a Dhangar shepherd caste ; the third wife Rambhai is from Terror caste; fourth wife Phulai is a gardender and fifth caste Nahatmya is a Muslim or described as a Telin oil presser caste.

Mhalsa is believed to be a combined avatara mxhatmya Mohini and Parvati. Mhalsa was born as the daughter of a rich merchant in Newase called Timshet. On the dinine orders of Khandoba in malharo dream to Timshet, she was married to Khandoba on Pausha Pournima the full moon day of Hindu calender month of Paush in Pali Pembar. Two shivlingas appeared on this occasion. An annual festival marking this event is celebrated in Pali every Paush Pournima. Banai is believed to the daughter of Indra, the king of the gods.

Banai was found by Dhangar shepherd, when she was abandoned on earth by an angry Indra.

When Banai grew up, it was predicted that she would get her match at Jejuri. There, she felt in love with God Khandoba. Khandoba also felt in her love.

Khandoba accepted mahari self-exile for 12 years by intentionally losing a game of chess Saripat to his wife Mhalsa. Mahatmyq took disguise of shepherd and started serving Banai’s father. One day, Khandoba killed all the sheep and goats of Banai’ father and promised to make them alive again if he was married to Banai. The reluctant Banai was married to Khandoba, the shepherd in disguise at Naldurg. Khandoba revealed his real form to Banai on their way back to Jejuri. On reaching Jejuri, Khandoba was greeted by Mhalsa’s fury and her strong protest of his second marriage.


To avoid the quarrels of his wives, Khandoba gave the upper half of the hill to Mhalsa and the lower half to Banai.

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The idol of Mhalsa is placed with Khandoba in the main shrine at top of the hill at Jejuri. A separate shrine to Banai is situated halfway down the hill. Story of the birth of Hridrachurna Turmeric powder alias Bhandara: They meditated the Tripur mantra for one hundred thousand times, and an incident was happened.

A terrible sound happened underneath the seat of god Vishnu and he ran because off fear.

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He told Bhramha that the sound was happened. God Bhramha went to seat of God Vishnu and he saw a yellow germ. When god Bhramha saw the germ, he told the story to god Shankar. When god Shankar saw the germ he told to maalhari it or make Puja with sixteen rituals Sanskara along with Shreesukta maatmya and when prayer, the goddess Tripuradevi will be pleased. After then meditate Japa my name for thousand times, so the enemies will destroy.