Pandarinath Temple, Maheshwar

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Pandrinath Temple is an important temple at Maheshwar. Unlike other temples of this place, this temple is devoted to Lord Vishnu. According to local beliefs, Lord Krishna incarnated as Pandrinath on the eighth day of the New Moon day (Krishna Paksha or dark fortnight) in the Holy Hindu month of Sravan. This happened at the end of Dwapara Yuga.

The Puranas mention the worship of Lord Vishnu in the form of Pandrinath or Lord Vitthala. Moreover, the famous Vaishnava Saints who lived during the period 13th to 17th Century has popularized the worship of Pandrinath through their poems, kirtans and teachings to the common mass.

The Pandrinath Temple is embellished with intricate carvings of idols from the Puranas. Exquisite carvings can also be seen on the overhanging balconies of the temple. Eccellent artistry can be seen on the doors of the temple which are adorned with miniature carvings.




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