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SHREE CHINTAMANI – THEUR

Brahma Srushtyadisakta Sthirmahittam Pidito Vighnasandhe|
Aakranto Bhutirakta Krutiganrajasa Jeevita Tyaktu Mischina||
Swatmanan Sarvyakta Ganpatimamal Satyachintamaniyam|
Mukta cha Stapayant sthirmatisukhadam sthavare dhudhi midhe||2||

Chintamani Theur Meaning: 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.

SHREE CHINTAMANI 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.

Chintamani 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 of vinayaka.

GREAT ASCETICS OF THEUR

Moray Gosavi of Chinchwad prformed penances in the forest of theur. As a result Shree Ganesha emerged in the guise of two Tigers.

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