Tuesday, January 05, 2010

11 Maruti temples by Saint Shri Swami Samarth Ramdas

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11 Maruti temples akara hanuman darshan India


There are n number of websites dedicated to Saint Shri Swami Samarth Ramdas (स्वामी समर्थ रामदास ) the Spiritual Guru of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj ....

However NO INFORMATION WAS AVAILABLE on the 11 Maruti temples established by Shri Swami Samarth Ramdas in the vicinity of Chaphal-Satara area in Maharashtra, India !!!

These 11 Maruti's are also called as "Vaariche Maruti" which is similar to the famous Ashtavinayaka or eight Ganeshas, in Maharashtra, India

So I decided to put information on web & today this page has been reference by many websites including WikiPedia ...

In year 1674 coronation of Chatrapati Shivaji took place, wherein Samrath Ramdas wrote a poetry "Anandbhuwani" which refers to the 11 Maruti temples ...

Akara Akara Bahu Akara | kay akara kalechina |
gupta te gupta janaawe| anandbhuwani||

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Swami Samarth Ramdas pupil Venabaai says about the 11 Maruti temples as ...

11 Maruti temples akara hanuman darshan India

List of 11 Maruti (Hanuman) temples established by Swami Samarth Ramdas in Maharashtra

Year 1566 - Shahapur, Chunyacha Maruti
Year 1567 - Masur, Maharudra hanuman
Year 1570 - Chaphal, Daas Maruti + Pratap Maruti
Year 1571 - Shinganwadi, Khadicha Maruti or Baal Maruti
Year 1571 - Umbraj, Umbraj Maruti or Mathatil Maruti
Year 1571 - Maajgav, Maajgavcha Maruti
Year 1573 - Baahe-Borgav, Baahe-Borgav cha Maruti
Year 1573 - Manapadale, Manapadale cha Maruti
Year 1574 - Pargav, Pargav cha Maruti
Year 1576 - Battis, Shirala, Veer Maruti stance

Year
Location
Name
Height, Feets
Facing direction
Material
1566
Shahapur
Chunyacha Maruti
6
East
Lime
1567
Masur
Maharudra hanuman
5
East
Lime
1570
Chaphal
Daas Maruti
6


1570
Chaphal
Pratap or Veer Maruti
6~7


1571
Shinganwadi
Khadicha Maruti or Baal Maruti
3.5
North

1571
Umbraj
Umbraj Maruti or Mathatil Maruti
6
East
Lime+ Sand+ Jute
1571
Maajgav
Maajgavcha Maruti
5
West

1573
Baahe- Borgav
Baahe-Borgav cha Maruti


1573
Manapadale
Manapadale cha Maruti
5.25
North

1574
Pargav
Pargav cha Maruti
1.5

Engraved in stone
1576
Shirala
Veer Maruti
7
North
Lime

1) Shahapur - Chunyacha Maruti :
Worship is done by Kulkarni family of Shahapur, Hanuman Jayanti festival is celebrated on Chaitra Shudhha 15 every year. There is small brass idol which they take to Chaphal Ram Navami Utsav.

2) Masur - Maharudra Hanuman :
Worship is done by Kulkarni family of Bramhapuri, Hanuman Jayanti festival is celebrated on Chaitra Shudhha 15 every year. This is the best and most beautiful in all 11 temples. To the left & right of main idol Shivaji Maharaj & Shri Swami Samartha are painted on the wall. Here you can stay at Monastery of Ramdasi Maharaj (information ~20 years old to be confirmed)

3) Das Maruti :
Is in Namaskar position it is standing in front of Ram in Chaphal temple

4) Pratap Maruti :
Situated behind Shri Ram temple of Chaphal also called as Bhim Maruti, Pratap Maruti or Veer MAruti. Festival is celebrated at Sharavan Vadya 30. You can stay at Monestery in Chaphal near Ram mandir (this facility I have seen in 2009, so you can stay there)

5) Shinganvadi Maruti :
Very near to Chaphal. Ramghal is located where Swami Samrtha used to do meditation. Also spring water called as Kubadi Tirtha is found here. It is said that Swamiji created this to give water to thirsty Shivaji Maharaj. This is the smallest temple of all 11 temples.

6) Umbraj Maruti :
Idol is made of lime + Sand + Jute. This is called as Umbraj Maruti or Mathatil Maruti. Thing to note is that there in no spire to this temple !

7) Majgav Maruti :
Idol is facing towards West i.e. it is looking towards Ram Mandir of Chaphal.

8) Bahe-Borgav Maruti :
Located on the bank of Krishna river near Borgav. Temple is located on island called as "Ramlinga". On which there is ancient Rama temple and in front of this there is Shiv Linga. Behind the Rama temple Maruti is located who is in a stance of diverting Krushna river water flow using his both hands :-)

9) Manpadale Maruti :
Located near Kolhapur, there is ~26' x 15' hall in front of the temple

10) Pargav Maruti :
Smallest idol of all 11 Maruti which is engraved ni a stone (~1.5' height)

11) Battis-ShiralaMaruti :
Battis-Shirala is also famous as Battis-Shirala for snake catching. Worship is done by Deshpande family.

11 Maruti - Bahe Borgaon Maruti
11 Maruti - Bahe Borgaon Maruti
11 Maruti - Battis Shirale Maruti
11 Maruti - Battis Shirale Maruti
11 Maruti - Chaphal Das Maruti
11 Maruti - Chaphal Das Maruti
11 Maruti - Chaphal Pratap Maruti
11 Maruti - Chaphal Pratap Maruti
11 Maruti - Majgaon Maruti
11 Maruti - Majgaon Maruti
11 Maruti - Manpadale Maruti
11 Maruti - Manpadale Maruti
11 Maruti - Masur Maruti
11 Maruti - Masur Maruti
11 Maruti - Pargaon Maruti
11 Maruti - Pargaon Maruti
11 Maruti - Shahapur Maruti
11 Maruti - Shahapur Maruti
11 Maruti - Shinganwadi Maruti
11 Maruti - Umbraj Maruti
11 Maruti - Umbraj Maruti
11 Maruti (अकरा मारुती) temple GPS locations

11 Maruti
GPS co-ordinates
Chaphal
17.395483, 74.022513
Chaphal Veer maruti
17.395967, 74.019472
Chaphal Bal/Khadicha maruti
17.387958, 74.012673
Majgaon maruti
17.388214, 74.038822
Manapadale Maruti
16.823273, 74.229980
Pargaon maruti
16.878657, 74.231439
Battis Shirala maruti
16.986292, 74.129644
Umbraj maruti
17.402829, 74.103201
Masur maruti
17.402353, 74.163367
Shahapur maruti
17.373555, 74.168581
Baahe borgaon maruti
17.117903, 74.270880


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The sequence for 11 maruti darshan can be as shown below in map snap

Chaphal (Daas,Pratap,Bal maruti)-Majgaon-Umbraj-Masur-Shahapur-Baahe Borgav-Battis Shirala-Pargaon-Manapadal. this will enable you to avoid too and fro travel and complete all temples in one sweep.

Satara to Chaphal (cover three temples Daas Maruti + Pratap Maruti + Khadicha Maruti or Baal Maruti)

Chaphal to Umbraj (~11 kms) , on the way small diversion to Majgav (Maajgavcha Maruti)

at Umbraj visit (Umbraj Maruti or Mathatil Maruti)

Umbraj to Masur (~9 kms), visit Maharudra hanuman

Masur to Shahapur (~3 kms), visit Chunyacha Maruti

Shahapur to Karad to Baahe, visit Baahe-Borgav cha Maruti

Baahe to B'lore highway to Battis-Shirala, visit Veer Maruti

again to B'lore highway then Pargav, visit Pargav cha Maruti

Pargav to Manpadale, visit Manapadale cha Maruti

Manapadale to Kolhapur (End)


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For writing this post reference is taken from a book 
"Samrtha Sthapit Akara Maruti" 
by 
Pu. Vi. Harshe, published in 1983

11 Maruti temples akara hanuman darshan, India
11 Maruti temples by Saint Shri Swami Samarth Ramdas