Historical significance of Mukhed

An ancient town situated on the banks of the Mohanawati River and at lower level surrounded by hilly area Mukhed is a tehsil place. Due to the rapid industrialisation in and around the cities, the population of the town increasing every decade. 

Kandhar fort is 36 kilometres away from Mukhed. Inscriptions from Chalukya, which tell the history of this village, are famous. The legend that prevailed in this town, the temples and the sculptures, the Rashtrakuta and then Chalukya shows the magnitude of this city's glory.

Samadhi of Shravan bal
This city has a mythological tradition. These mythological traditions are from the Ramayana period. Dashratheswar temple is known as the main attraction of this city. This temple is also called Mahadev Temple. King Dasharath of Ramayana period came to this place and built this temple.

There was a black banian tree in this temple. Sitting on the banyan tree, King Dasaratha accidentally killed the Shravan Bal. It is said that the king repented and build this Mahadev Temple. After Shrawan's death, his mother and father also gave up their lives. 

Shravan Chalma

Shravan Chalma - The name of the little river where Shravanbala was killed was called 'Shravan Chalma'. 'Chalma' means small lake. It has water up to ten feet. 

In the medieval period, the Virbhadra Math of Lingayat sect was established. The Balaji temple of the Vaishnava sect is located. The remains of an ancient temple are still visible in Virbhadra Math. In addition, the Shani temple in recent times is famous. There is a historical bawri (well) near the famous Dashratheshwar temple in the city.

Dashratheshwar Temple

Artwork of Gajlalakshmi
This temple, known as Dashratheshwar Temple, is built on a high base. It has three entrances. The original temple has collapsed. While restoring, there seems to be a lot of difference in the original structure. There is an artwork of Gajlalakshmi caved on the entrance of the assembly. The pillars of the chambers are of different styles.

There is a three feet high posture in the middle of the temple, with Shivalinga on it. No such structure is found in Marathwada in any of the temples.

The foundation on which the temple is standing is three feet tall. Due to its narrow view, the circumflex path is created. The sculptures are carved on the walls of the basement.

Krushna Wahan (कृष्णवाहन)
If Nandi is behind Shiv Parvati, then the statue is to be Krushnawahan Shiva. This idol is very good, but it is broken.

This idol of Saraswati is found in the temple. The idol of Saraswati is six hands. Three of them are broken. In the upper right hand, it appears Akhamala. There should be a book in the lower hand. In the upper hand, there are assassins. The idols are in a wreck.

Jyeshta Devi
Jyeshta Devi Lakshmi's elder sister, who is famous as Akkabai in Maharashtra. This Jyeshta idol in this temple has four hands. Swords in the lower right hand, lotus in the upper hand, the fan in the upper left hand and the skull in the lower left hand. Donkey and Nilotpal are closely related to Jyeshta Devi. Therefore, this should be Jyeshta devi

Saptamatruka - (The Seven Divine Mothers)
Saptamatruka is engraved in dancing pose only found in Nanded district of Maharashtra. That is why Nrutya Matruka are a feature of this area.

Barav (Bawri बारव):
This Barav is on the right side of the temple is north-facing. Its length is 58 feet and 49 feet in width. After entering, there is a Stairs to enter after nine steps.


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