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Jalgaon – catching the Tourist’s eye

Created on Wed, 24-02-2016

Jalgaon

Introduction

This Maratha city, known for powering India’s economy with its bananas is also one of the most popular tourist spots in the country. It is known for its many marketplaces, dainty jewellery shops and lakes.

The temples

One of the star attractions for Jalgaon are its 61 temples, each an embodiment of history. The lovely stone-work is a testament to the effort that went in behind building temples when there were no modern aids available.

One of the most stunning creations is the Omkaraeshwar Temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It celebrates all popular festivals like Shivratri, ShravniSomvar, Ramnavami, and Gokulashtami. The temples are lovingly maintained by faithful worshippers.

Equally splendid is the Ecchapurti Ganesh Temple, located at Balaji Sweet Mart. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesh. Folklore says that the temple is known for fulfilling the wishes of whoever prays with true devotion.

The Changdev temple, known for its structural magnificence was built by ChangdevMaharaj. His Samadhi (tomb) is at the centre of the temple.

The Avchit Hanuman Temple, 15 kms from river Taptiis dedicated to Lord Hanuman. One of the peculiar qualities of this temple is the invincibility of the idol – the Hanuman idol is said to be made from butter that never melts.

Other notable temples are –theMangal (Mars) Graha, Nageshwar Mahadev, Padmalaya and  the Patna Devi temples

 

Conclusion

Full of history each and every temple offers serenity to the traveller. These are the places where prayers are said to be answered.

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