Ashtavinayak Temple : Mayureshwar, Morgaon
Shree Mayureshwar, Morgaon :
The deity ‘Moreshwara’ inside the sanctum is very attractive. It is in sitting posture, facing east with the trunk turning left & semeared 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 wasa made up of atoms of sand,iron & diamonds & it is behind the present statue. It was consecrated by 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.
Mayureshwar, Morgaon: History/Legend
Long time back a Sage named Kashyap had two wives, Kadru and Vinita. Kadru's sons snakes imprisoned Vinita's sons namely Shyen, Sampati and Jatayu. Vinita was sorely disappointed . After few years Vinita got one more son. However, when her son was in the form of egg young Ganesh broke that egg and peacock came out of that egg. Newly born peacock had fight with Ganesh. Finally mother Vinita interfered and peacock agreed to be vehicle of Shri Ganesh. However , he laid one condition and said , " Oh! God my name should be pronounced before your name and you be popular by my name." Ganesh agreed and took name Mayuresh for himself. With the help of peacock released Vinita's sons from imprisonment.
Mayureshwar, Morgaon: How to reach:
Pune is the most convenient city to reach Morgaon. Pune itself is well connected
by road as well as by rail. There are daily buses, trains and flights between
Mumbai and Pune. Morgaon is at a distance of 79 km from Pune via the village
Chaufala on the Pune-Sholapur Highway. State Transport buses known locally as
S.T. buses are available at the Swargate Bus Depot in Pune.
State transport buses are available from Pune's swargate bus depot.
On Pune-Solapur highway 56kms from Pune,Morgaon lies on the right side of
chaufula.Morgaon via Pune-Hadapsar-loni-chaufula-supa is at a distance of 79 km.
Another route leading to Morgaon via Hadapsar-saswad-jejuri covers 64kms.
On the way to Morgaon have darshan of God Khandoba of jejuri & then go to
Margaon by bus which is at a distance of 15 kms from jejuri.
On Pune-Solapur railway line,get down at Neera railway station & go to
Morgaon by bus. 6. On Pune-Daund railway line, get down at Kedgaon & go to
Morgaon by S.T.
Mayureshwar, Morgaon:Contact Details