Temple – Khandoba Aurangabad
Khandoba (IAST: Khaṇḍobā), Martanda Bhairava, Malhari, or Malhar is a Hindu god loved as an appearance of Shiva fundamentally in the Deccan level of India, particularly in the province of Maharashtra. He is the most famous Kuladaivat (family god) in Maharashtra. He is likewise the benefactor god of the select champion, cultivating positions, Dhangar people group, and Brahmin (clerical) ranks just as a few of the tracker/finder clans that are local to the slopes and woods of this district. The religion of Khandoba has linkages with Hindu and Jain customs and furthermore acclimatizes all networks independent of the station, including Muslims. The love of Khandoba was created during the ninth and tenth hundreds of years from a society god into a composite god having the traits of Shiva, Bhairava, Surya, and Kartikeya (Skanda). He is portrayed either as a linga or as a picture of a fighter riding on a bull or a pony. The preeminent focal point of Khandoba love is Jejuri in Maharashtra. The legends of Khandoba, found in the content Malhari Mahatmya and furthermore described in society melodies, rotate around his triumph over evil presences Mani-malla and his relationships. In spite of the fact that Shiva is revered across Maharashtra in his unique structure, some Maharashtrian people group like to venerate him in the type of his symbols, Khandoba being the most popular. He is the most well-known Kuldevta (family divinity) in Maharashtra. One of the most broadly loved lords of the Deccan level, Khandoba is considered as "the chief divine force of Sakama bhakti (wish-giving commitment) and perhaps the most remarkable gods receptive to pledges (navas)". He is loved by far most of Marathi Hindu individuals from all layers of that society. He is the benefactor divinity of fighter, cultivating, crowding just as some Brahmin (cleric) standings, the trackers and finders of the slopes and woods, shippers and lords. The clique of Khandoba in the Deccan primarily comprises of worker classes Marathas and Kunabis, shepherd Dhangars, town monitors and guards Ramoshis — a "De-notified tribe",the previous "distant" Mahars and Mangs, fisher-people Kolis, balutedar stations like grounds-keepers (Mali) and tailors (Shimpi), however it additionally incorporates of a couple of Brahmins and surprisingly some Muslims. Although Brahmin presence is ostensible in his religion, Deshastha Brahmins, just as the Kokanastha Brahmins - in Nashik and Satara - do love Khandoba, some emulating the Deshastha Brahmins. The Deshastha Brahmins, Chandraseniya Kayastha Prabhus, just as the regal families like Gaikwads and Holkars love Khandoba as their Kuldevta. He is additionally revered by Jains and Lingayats. He is seen as a "lord" of his devotees.