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Hareshvar Mahadev Temple

The Hareshwar Mahadev Temple is dedicated to Sri Selva Vinayagar and is located in Pimpalkhed in Jalgaon. The temple is dedicated to Sri Selva Vinayagar and Somasundareswarar, and Selva Vinayagar is seen surrounded by 10 other Swayambu Vinayagars in the form of lingams and in the formation of an ‘Om’. The 11 Vinayagars are present in the following order: Bala Vinayagar, Nadana Vinayagar, Omkara Vinayagar, Karpaga Vinayagar, Chinthamani Vinayagar, Selva Vinayagar (moolavar), Mayura Vinayagar, Mooshiga Vinayagar, Vallaba Vinayagar, Siddhi-Buddhi Vinayagar and Panchamuga Vinayagar. The Bala Vinayagar is still underground and only the top portion is visible. Sri Somasundareswar in the form of lingam is present in a separate shrine just behind the Selva Vinayagar. Selva Vinayagar is seen bearing the mark of the chariot wheel on his back. The flag mast is present within the sanctum sanctorum itself. There is no roof for the sanctum sanctorum. Saneeswara Bhagwan is seen facing the Selva Vinayagar which holds a special significance. A Silver covering was made about 75 years back for Selva Vinayagar covering Him fully but now, it covers Him only two-thirds indicating that He is growing over time.

Significance

Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Salvation
  • Wealth
  • Relief from diseases
  • Purchase of vehicles
  • Gain Knowledge
  • Fame
Shlokas

Daivi Hyesa Gunamayi Mama Maya Duratyaya Mameva Ye Prapadyante Mayametam Taranti Te

Meaning -According to this sloka, the heavenly maya of God is very complicated, but those who worship God will be able to overcome it.

Balam Balavatam Caham Kamaragavivarjitam Dharmaviruddho Bhutesu Kamo'smi Bharatarsabha

Meaning -According to this sloka, God is the isolated and aloof strength of the controlling and virtuous craving in men.

Ye Caiva Sattvika Bhava Rajasastamasasca Ye Matta Everti Tanviddhi Na Tvaham Tesu Temayi

Meaning -According to this sloka, though the only source of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obsessive and dark) elements is God, they are not present within the God or the deity.

Tribhirgunamayairbhavairebhih Sarvamidam Jagat Mohitam Nabhijanati Mamebhyah Paramavyayam

Meaning -According to this sloka, the entire world doesn't recognize the eternal God beyond them, because they are consumed by the elements of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obssessive and dark).

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