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Vaijanath Temple

Yogeshwari of Ambejogai was married to Lord Vaidyanatha of Parali. But by the time the marriage party reached, the auspicious time of the wedding had passed. As a result the people of the marriage party turned into stone statues. Yogeshwari was waiting away from Parali. This is one story that is frequently heard there. When the Gods and Demons made their combined effort in Amrit Manthan (Churning for Nectar), fourteen gems emerged. There were Dhanwantari and Amrit Ratnas in it. When the Demons rushed to grab Amrit, Lord Vishnu hid the Amrit and Dhanwantari in the Shiva Linga of Lord Shankara. Just as the Demons tried to touch the Linga, flames started emanating from the Linga. The scared Demons ran aay. But when devotees of Lord Shankara touched the Linga, there was a free flow of Amrit from the same. Even today, devotees touch the Shiva Linga as a part of taking Darshan. Here, there is no discrimination between caste, creed or color. Anyone can come and visit this place. As the Lingamurthy is supposed to have Amrit and Dhanvantari, it is also known as Amriteshwar and Dhanvantari


Ambajogai named by Amba – Goddess (Parvati) who appeared at this place to finish Mahishasur by his birth place. It was also known as Jaywantinagar by name of King(Raja) and river’s name Jayawanti and a separate state. In Nijam regime(Nizamshahi), it was named as Mominabad, which was renamed as Ambajogai in 1948.The town is connected to India’s freedom fighters and current politicians, such as Swami Ramanand Teerth and Babasaheb Paranjapewho fought against razakars (Hyderabad) to end the Nizam regime in Hyderabad state.In the 13th century Swami Mukundraj wrote, a first Marathi poetry ‘Viveksindhu’ [meaning ‘Large floating River of Wisdom'(Vivek: Wisdom, Sindhu: The largest ancient holy river, now disappeared, by the name of which the region is known as Sindhu/Indus and people here got known as Hindu)]. This work is widely acclaimed for its literary quality as well as the philosophical content. It remains not only the first but among the best literary works ever produced in Marathi