Things to see

Things to see

Naubatkhana

The main entrance to the Samsthan complex is the historic Naubatkhana, an arched welcome gate, originally constructed by Late Shri Babasaheb Maharaj, the elder son of Shri Martand Manik Prabhu Maharaj in the year 1900. The first floor of this building is used for playing the Naubat (temple drums). This building was recently renovated in the year 2017 on the occasion of the Bi-centennial celebrations of Shri Prabhu’s birth.

Prabhu Mandir

The main temple complex consists of the majestic gateway called the Naubatkhana, Anand Mantap, the main temple on the Samadhi of Shri Prabhu built-in granite with Italian marble flooring, the Samadhi of Shri Manohar Manik Prabhu and the Shejghar where holy relics are preserved. Also worth seeing here is the huge chandelier presented by the Nizam of Hyderabad.

The daily routine of the is as follows:

  • 06:00 Suprabhat Seva
  • 09:00 Abhishek & Pooja
  • 12:30 Madhukari Bhiksha & Aarati
  • 13:00 Maha Prasad
  • 16:00 Aarati (on Thursday & Saturday)
  • 20:00 Bhajan & Pradosha Pooja
  • 21:00 Shejarati

Mukti Mantap

This majestic marble structure houses the Samadhis of Shri Martand Manik Prabhu Maharaj and Shri Shankar Manik Prabhu Maharaj. Its walls and flooring draped in white marble and its ceiling beautifully decorated with the Sanskrit letter ‘AUM’ create an atmosphere of quiet ambience and make it an ideal place for meditation.

Siddha Niketan

This is the place where Shri Siddharaj Manik Prabhu Maharaj the 5th Peethadhipati of the Samsthan was finally laid to rest on attaining Maha-Samadhi in October 2009.  The Samsthan has begun the construction of a  magnificent memorial to Shri Maharaj at this spot. The work is in progress and shall be completed in the very near future.

Madhumati Shyamala Temple

This temple is dedicated to Devi Venkamma, Shri Prabhu’s disciple, who is regarded as a manifestation of ‘Madhumati Shyamala’ the Adi Shakti of Shri Dattatreya. This temple is built in red stone and is a wonderful example of local architecture. The annual Devi Panchratra Mahotsava is celebrated here with great enthusiasm.

Bhandarkhana

The temple kitchen where food for thousands of devotees is prepared and served is popularly known as Bhandarkhana. There are three huge dining halls on this campus. Each hall can accommodate about 1500 devotees at a time. During the Jayanti Mahotsava thousands of devotees partake the bliss of Mahaprasad here. 500 to 1000 devotees avail the benefit of Nitya Annadan Seva every day.

Other Temples

Apart from the important temples mentioned above, Shri Kalagnirudra Hanuman Temple, Shri Shiv Panchyatan Temple, Shri Maruti Temple, Shri Khandoba Temple (situated on a hillock on the outskirts of the village) and the Veershaiva Math are other places of interest for the devout.

Sangam

The confluence of holy rivulets ‘Guru Ganga’ and ‘Viraja’ is popularly known as Sangam. The Samadhi of Shri Prabhu’s mother Mata Baya Devi and brothers Shri Dada Maharaj and Shri Tatya Maharaj are situated here also situated here is the Samadhi of Shri Baba Saheb Maharaj (Son of Shri Marthand Prabhu) with a beautiful pond known as Narsimha Teertha, constructed in black granite in front of it.

Dargah of Mahboob Subahani

Shri Prabhu’s Muslim devotees regarded him as an incarnation of the great Sufi Saint Mahboob Subhani. Before entering Mahasamdhi Shri Prabhu himself built this dargah for the benefit of his Muslim devotees. Special prayers and qawwalis are held here in the presence of His Holiness during Mahorram and Gyarahanvi Shareef.