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Why the name Biscuit Mahadev or Shambhu Mahadev

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The Mahadev Temple next to the School of Culture is commonly called as “Biscuit Mahadev” or before that it was known as ‘Shambhu Mahadev’. It was called ‘Shambhu Mahadev’ as people say in 1703 Chatrapati Sambhaji Maharj had taken rest here for four days when he enroute South India.

There was a bakery beside the temple, then a very small place of Mr. Jambotkar.

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Daily he used to keep biscuits made in his bakery infront of the lord, and hence the name, “Biscuit Mahadev”. Later the priests at the temple decided to give biscuits as prasad instead of the Sugar that was given in other temples.

 

 

 

Photos: Santosh Purohit

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23 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks for info. Can some one tell me where is Shri Ramaswamy and Shri Mahadev Swami mat in janwad and any information and pictures Of the same

  2. This is so nostolgic for me as we as children used to enjoy the games and the greenery there whenever possible! but never bothered about the strange name!!

  3. My childhood spent in the garden and the temple. Very fond memories & serene feeling. I miss the old days. How I wish we could turn back the time to those beautiful days.

  4. Very nostalgic, just 2 minutes walk frm my Bunglow.
    A lot of childhood memories there in d temple n the garden then.

  5. its correct but actually its not biscut mahadev its original name is “SHAMBHU MAHADEV ” b’coz in 1703 chatrapati Sambhaji maharaj “son of shree Shivaji maharaj ” came to and 4 days rest taken here and then gone to hubbali dharvad

  6. its correct but actually its not biscut mahadev its original name is “SHAMBHU MAHADEV ” b’coz in 1703 chatrapati Sambhaji maharaj “son of shree Shivaji maharaj ” came to and 4 days rest taken here and then gone to hubbali dharvad “

  7. Agree wit sujay….. wen i ws at primary we were frequently having trip there ….. beside late Prabhatai's Residence ….. arosing childhood memories

  8. This is also a Historic Place where M.V.Ms English School's first ever batch started their first lessons of school education.
    Indeed an informative article..

  9. Gr8 to know that, I always wondered what was the reason, now I know it. And the temple now is looking awsome, will definately visit next time I am in Belgaum

  10. My chidhood was spent in that temple as my Grandfather was the priest there. The temple was partly renovated by my uncle.

  11. WOWWWWWWW……temple floor looks like a palace….I used to play in that garden all the time…when I was a kid … visited the temple and the park on thursdays afternoon…making a detour from st pauls school …via green hotel…..the queen garden….biscuit Mahadev….all the way to home in the city.

    Cheers
    Jaydev

  12. Very Interesting.. I go there every year but never bothered why the name was biscuit mahadev.. Thanks

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