Bhaktabhimani Ganaraj Ekam |
Kshetre MaadhaKhye Vardam Prasanam ||
Yastishtati Shree Varado Ganesham |
Vianyakasta Pranamami Bhaktam || 8 ||
I salute Ganaraj who is leader of Ganas, who is proud
of his devotees & who abodes at Mahad & has
In the temple of Varadvinayak,
one Nandadeep (Lamp) is alighten for last 107 years.
Mahad has beautiful surroundings. In the ancient period
it was called as Bhadrak or Mahad & so many sages
& sects had resided in this place.
SHREE VARADVINAYAKA’S TEMPLE
Shree Dhondu Paudkar in 1690
A.D. found the swayambhu idol of Shree Varadvinayak
in a lake. This idol was kept in a nearly
goddess temple for some time. Afterwards in 1725 A.D.
Varadvinayaka’s temple was built by
peshava sardar Ramji Mahadev Biwalkar & he gifted
this to the village.
Temple has been recently renovated
by the trustees. The old temple used to look like
a house with a tiled roof. There is a Gomukh
towards north. Holy water (tirth) comes out
of this Gomukh. Lake is at the west. Temple is 8 feet
long & 8 feet broad. Dome is 25 feet high with
The original idol of the Varadvinayak
can be seen outside the sanctum. Since the idol was
in badly weathered condition, temple trustees immersed
that idol & consecrated new idol in that place.
However, such a decision of trustees was abjected
by few people & suits was filed in district court.
Result of the case is awaited. Till that two idols,
one inside the sanctum & one outside the sanctum
will be seen.
Two stones idol of Riddhi &
Siddhi will be seen in the sanctum. Two Ganesh idol
are situated in the two corners. Idol in the left
corner is smeared in vermillion & idol in the
right corner is made up of white marble with trunk
turned to right. The sanctum made up of stone &
surrounded by beautiful carved stone elephant carvings,
houses the idol. The idol is in sitting position,
with the trunk turned left. the idol faces east.