SHREE CHINTAMANI –
Brahma Srushtyadisakta Sthirmahittam
Aakranto Bhutirakta Krutiganrajasa Jeevita Tyaktu
Swatmanan Sarvyakta Ganpatimamal Satyachintamaniyam|
Mukta cha Stapayant sthirmatisukhadam sthavare dhudhi
The one who is in search of happiness, whose
mind is wavering like Lord Brahma, Who is
in the midst of all calamities should go to Sthavar
means Theur & worship shree chintamani
& get rid of all chintas (worries) & calamities.
Lord Brahma meditated here
to subdue his wavering mind. As his worries (chinta)
were removed the idol is called Chintamani.
The place is called Sthavar (stable)
or theur. Theur is the nearest place of Ashtavinayak
from pune. Having mythological & historical importance,
Theur is popular for various reasons.
VINAYAK’S TEMPLE & IDOL
The main archway
of the temple faces north. Peshva had built
a concrete road from main gate upto Mula-Matha river.
Temple hall is made up of wood & there
is a small fountain made up of black stone in the
hall. The courtyard of the temple
is quite big paved with floor. Ther is small
temple of lord Shankar in the courtyard of the temple.
A big bell can also be seen in the temple.
Ganapati’s temple was built by Dharanidhar
Maraja Dev in
The family of Morya Gosavi. 100years
after that Madhavrao Peshva built a hall for
this temple. Haripant phadake &other
devotees had done timely repairs of the temple &
added to the security & beauty of the temple.
Idol facing east
is swayambhu (self emanated) & has a left side
tunk. There are carbuncle & diamonds in the eyes
ASCETICS OF THEUR
of Chinchwad prformed penances in the forest of theur.
As a result Shree Ganesha emerged in the guise of