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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.

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.

 

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Photos: Santosh Purohit

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  1. 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

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

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  3. 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

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  4. 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..

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

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  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 “

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  7. 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

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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!!

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  10. 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

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  11. Basically from St. Xaviers so 12 Years we were in touch with this temple. Also there was a big berry tree nearby where we used to go to eat the berrys.

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  12. I have finished my schooling at St Xaviers high school, very frequently we friends used to go to biscuit Mahadev as it was right in front of our school …. but none of knew why it was called biscuit … today after 30 years I came to know the reason …. very happy to know ?

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