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Shree Moreshwar(Morgoan)
About Morgoan:

Morgaon is situated on the banks of river Karha which comes in Baramati Taluka in Pune District.It is said that the shape of this place is like a peacock and that once upon a time there were many peacocks in this region and therefore this place is called as 'Morgoan'.
Getting There:
  • From Mumbai one can go to Pune, from Pune one can reach Morgoan in the following ways:
  • State transport buses are available from Pune's swargate bus depot.
  • On Pune-Solapur railway line, get down at Neera railway station and go to Morgoan by bus.
  • On Pune-Solapur highway Morgoan lies at a distance of 56 kms.

Shree Mayureshwar's Temple:

The main temple facing towards the north is in the center of village & looks like a small Fortress or chateu
     The temple complex comprising of a dome, surrounded by a 50 feet high enclosure & decked with four pillars in each corners, potrays from afar an image of a Mosque. While going towards the temple a huge Deep-Mala (stone pillar for oil lamps) will be seen at first. In front of this Deep-Mala, there is one Nagarkhana (where kettledrums are kept). Near this Nagarkhana, there is a mouse made up of black stone., holding Laddu in his front legs. On climbing the steps you will see a big 'Nandi' made up of black stone sitting in front of main gate & facing towards Mayureshwar. But the question is, how Nandi is present before Ganapati instead of Lord Shiva? You will find answer to this question in this Legend:-
     'Years ago, this Nandi was taken on a cart for its consecration in front of a near by Shivalaya. However, the cart carrying Nandi broke in front of Mayureshwar's temple & Nandi-Maharaj sat before Mayureshwar's temple for ever. People tried their best to shift Nandi from this place but Nandi did not move an inch. The artisan carrying cart had omen in the night. Nandi apperared in his dream & said," I want to stay before Mayureshwar only. Don't try to shift me elsewhere forcefully, I won't come." People left with no other alternative dropped the idea of shifting Nandi to other place. Like this Nandiji was consecrated before Mayureshwar.'
     The main temple is made up of black stone. The temple constructed during Bahamani regime was built in typical Moghule style by Mr Gole, a Hindu officer in the court of Patshah
     The temple has four gates. In the eastern gate is Lakshminarayana, a giver of Dharma. In the Southern gate are parvati & shankar, givers of Artha(desired goals). Then comes western gate where Rati & Kama resides. Lastly in the northern gate reside, Mahivaraha(Earth & Sun)
     Thus all Deities & all sages resides in this temple. In the eight corners, there are eight statues of Ganapati called EKDANTA, MAHODARA, GAJANANA, LAMBODAR, VIKATA, VIGHARAJA, DHUMRAVARNA & VAKRATUNDA.
     In this temple complex there are tress of Shami, Mandar & Tarati. The tree of Tarati is also called as Kalpavruksha. Devotees meditate under this tree & attain desired goals.
     Before taking darshan of Mayureshwar, first take darshan of 'nagnabhairava' on the left side of Mayureshwar & offer him naivaidya of coconut & jaggery.
     Nobody is allowed to enter the Sanctum & do Pooja of Moreshwar on his own. The various virtuous deeds performed here are Abhishek Pooja, Sahastravartan, JapaYadnya, Mahadwar Yatra,etc.


     The deity 'Moreshwara' inside the sanctum is a very attractive. It is in sitting posture, facing east with the trunk turning left & smeared with vermillion mixed in oil. In its eyes & navel, diamonds are embedded. On its head is the hood of Nagaraja. On left & right are brass idols of Siddhi & Buddhi. In front of the idol are the Mooshaka(Rat) & Mayura(peacock).
On doing Abhishek on 'Moreshwar' all desires are fulfilled.
     The original idol of Moreshwar was small in size. As many layers of vermillion are applied on it, it looks bigger. Sometimes after 100& 125 years this armour of vermillion casts off & original beautiful idol inside this armour is seen again. It has been heard that Mayureshwar's armour had been cast off in 1788 & 1822 A.D.
     The original small idol was made up of atoms of sand, iron & diamonds & it is behind the present statue . It was consecrated by God Brahma. On its destruction by demon Sindhurasur, God Brahma reconsecrated it twice. After few years Pandavas came there for pilgrimage. They enclosed the idol in tin sheet, So that nobody can try to destroy it.

|| Bhuswanandadhisho Mayureshwaro Vijayate ||

|| Vigneshwar || Varadvinayak || Mahaganpati || Moreshwar || Girijatmaj || Siddhivinayak || Chintamani ||Ballaleshwar ||

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