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Godess Yogeshwari Devi or Ambamata also called Jogeshwari from Ambejogai is family daity or 'kuldaivat’ for many Marathi people especially from Konkan.
The name comes from the word ‘yogini’ means the eternal spiritual power which is in world, Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh and various Gods. Her Command over ‘Yogini’ gives name ‘Yogeshwari’. She promotes practicing yoga also give her same name.
The period of time when Goddess established here dates nearly one and five thousand years ago. Just at the time of start of Idol worship.
This temple is quite spacious well built, unique and has a Mandap. There are two entrance gates. The temple is a stone structure with stone idols of various Gods at the top.
Named after Goddess Amba which is form of Devi Parvati, City of Ambajogai has many hindu mythological stories. It is
cultural capital of the Marathwada region.
Placed on the banks of Jayawanti river,and the name of King(Raja) the town was also known as Jayawantinagar.
Also town was earlier known as Mominabad and was later renamed as Ambajogai after goddess Ambabai
There are three and half very effective and desire fulfilling places ‘Shakti Peeth’ of Goddess. These are Kolhapur, Tuljapur, Mahur, saptshrungi, Goddess Yogeshwari of Ambajogai is one of them and unique in name after Ambamata.
Shri Yogeshwari Devi temple is situated in center of the city Ambajogai, and is nearly 22 kms by road from famous Parli- vaijnath temple.
This Hemadpanti style temple of the devi is famous from ancient times and is placed in the heart of the town. Detailed carving on the temple pillars are attractive. The idol of The Goddess is presented in a rock cut model called Tandala type of rock.
There is ‘Sarveshwar Teerth’ located at the side of North gate. Adjoining the west gate there are the temples of other deities. A grand festival is held here during Dassehra.
The devotees of the Goddess have to take ‘paradi’(pot made of bamboo) and garment of beads for the worship of Goddess. This is unique at Ambejogai, as the Goddess has also taken ‘paradi’ as an instrument in one of the hand. It Is noticed in one of the verses written in praise of Goddess namely ‘Rudrayamal’. No other places where there is Goddess has the ‘paradi’ as instrument.
There is a mythological story behind how Goddess came to Ambejogai.
Shri Jogeshwari Goddess was native to Kokan. Her temple was at Adivare in kokan. There was Marriage arranged between Her and God of Parali-vaijnath. When the party of bride was nearing Parali in Ambejogai, Goddess suddenly didn't wanted to marry God. She hides in displeased mood. The auspicious time of wedding passed away, and thus Goddess remained unmarried thereafter. She settles in Ambejogai thereafter.
She killed the demon Dantasur so she is named after as Dantasurmardini.
How She is family daity of Chitpawan from kokan is also a question. The mythological story behind it is this….
Kokan is also known as ‘aparant’ or land of Parshuram. After creating the kokan, Parshuram took with Him 60 Families out of 14 dynasties, for agriculture. When He found 14 persons nearly dead, near seashore He infused life in them. For these 14 persons He brought 14 brides from Ambejogai. While providing brides to them, there was a condition that the dynasties of the brides should have Yogeshwari as their Family Daity.
A few decades before there was not proper accommodation available for stay. But now temple has a Yatri Niwas one outside main gate and another built inside the temple itself. One more Bhakti Niwas has also been built outside the rear gate where almost all your needs are met. It is also not so difficult to travel to Ambajogai now. One can travel to Parli Vaijnath by train from where by bus it is 22 Km. Frequent buses are running
to and fro.
Places to see
This is a temple with historical importance now under archaeological control. It was built by Rani Laxmi in the Rashtrakuta Dynasty. Built in Hemadpanthi style is it unique in itself. Entrance gate, central dome and the mandir dome. It is a lord Shiva temple and is still in use. At the entrance is an inscription on foundation stone which gives the details of who built it and when. It is one of the oldest monuments in Ambajogai.
Sakshi ganesh temple ; This is just nearby at walking distance. It is said that this Ganpati God remembers everyone who visits this temple.
Similar to Ajintha and Yellora (verul) ; Shivleni Caves or Hattikhana (Jogai Mandap) is an ancient cave declared as a heritage point by Archaeological department in Maharashtra. Here Lord Shankar, Nandi and Elephants are carved in stone.
Sant Dasopant samadhi
Dasopant was born in the wealthy Deshpande family from Narayanpeth under the rulership of Bahamani Kingdom of Bidar.
There is an interesting story behind how he became Saint.
One year when the region was reeling under severe draught, his father Digambarpant who was a Government official, distributed the grains in government granary to the hungry public on his own authority. He could not however deposit the price of the grains in the government treasury in time. The king was angry and took Dasopant, then a boy, away for ransom until the money was paid, further threatening that if the money was not paid within a month the boy would be converted to Muslim religion. Both Digambarpant and Dasopant intently prayed to Shri Dattatreya for relief and surprisingly an unknown person who gave his name as Datta Padewar deposited the required amount in the treasury and Dasopant was released.
After this event Dasopant became devotee of Shree Dattatryaya and became Saint.
Mukundraj maharaj was one of the earliest marathi literary poet who wrote ‘Vivek sindhu’. His VivekSindhu, published in the year 1188, was the first Marathi book to be published.
Till this book, all classical and scholarly discourses that were published were written in Sanskrit. There was no practice of writing books in the local Marathi language. Due to this common Marathi populace was oblivious of the vast ocean of knowledge that was available in the Sanskrit language.
Mukundraj realized the necessity to make this ocean of knowledge available into common man’s' language Marathi. And hence Mukundraj ignored all established rules of his time and wrote his book in Marathi language. In this way this work of Mukundraj was the forerunner who tied the first links between Vedic culture and Marathi culture.The Samadhi (Monument) of Mukundraj Maharaj is 5 KM away from Yogeshwari Temple
BaraKhambi : Once upon a time this was a stone carving teaching school.