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Pokharbav Ganpati Temple, Dabhole, Devgad, Sindhudurg

Pokharbav Ganpati Temple, Dabhole, Devgad, Sindhudurg

Pokharbav Ganpati Temple (पोखरबाव गणपती मंदिर) is situated at Dabhole village of Devgad taluka in Sindhudurg. This temple is on the Devgad - Dabhole - Dahibav road at a distance of 2 kms from Dabhole village and 11 kms from Devgad. Pokharbav Ganapati Temple is from the Pandava's period. The idol of Ganesha in black stone on the marble is very beautiful. This quadriplegic Ganesh is sitting on a seat with a vehicle rat on his side. Pokharbav Ganpati is known as vow fulfilling deity.


On the right side of the temple there are stairways leading down.There is a self-existing Shiv Pindi. Locals say that this Shiv Pindi is thousands of years old. This is a panchmukhi Shivlinga. It is said that this Shivalinga was under water for thousands of years. Shri.Shridhar Raut, the priest of this temple, had a dream. In this dream he saw that there is a Pandava-era well under this Ganpati temple. A man comes out of this well and has this Shivpindi in his hand. The man gives this Shivpindi in the hands of Shri.Raut. After that, Shri.Raut tried to find this pindi with the help of villagers.

Even after two years, they could not find Shiv PIndi. A lot of digging were done here during these two years. There was a mountain here. It was excavated and finally found a well below. And that is why this temple was named as Pokharbav. After finding this well, a lot of stones were found here. One of the stones was a panchamukhi and there was a circle in it. And within that circular area was this Pindi. Astrologer Gagangiri Maharaj said that Shivlinga was under water for thousands of years. And it should be established near the water. It was at his behest that this temple and the Shivlinga were established here. The crowd of devotees throngs every Sankashti and Angaraki Chaturthi. On Maghi Ganesh Jayanti, a fair is held here.

Pokharbav Ganpati Temple Devgad Sindhudurg

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