Sanskrit Malhari Mahatmya suggests offerings of incense, lights, betel and animals to Khandoba. Traditional Maharashtrian families also organize a jagaran as part of the marriage ceremony, inviting the god to the marriage. 46 Temples edit Khandoba's newer Temple in Jejuri. 66 According to Stanley, Khandoba originated as a mountain-top god, solar deity and a regional guardian and then assimilated into himself gods of various regions and communities. Mylara Lingeshwara Temple at Mylara, Bellary District, Karnataka There are over 600 temples dedicated to Khandoba in the Deccan.
The worship of Khandoba developed during the 9th and 10th centuries from a folk deity into a composite god possessing the attributes of Shiva, Bhairava, Surya and, karttikeya (Skanda). The name "Mallari" or "Malhari" is split as "Malla" and "ari" (enemy thus meaning "enemy of the demon Malla". 61 In Pali-Pember, the ritual of the marriage of Khandoba with Mhalsa is annually performed. Mangasuli, Belgaum district, Karnataka. 1067 a b Dhere,. Je zal geen parabenen aantreffen in Rituals producten. When Banai grew up, it was predicted that she would get her match at Jejuri. Martanda Bhairava is described as shining like the gold and sun, covered in turmeric also known as Haridra, 14 three-eyed, with a crescent moon on his forehead. Mailaralingeshwar temple at Mailapur, Yadgir district, Karnataka. 33 36 Khandoba's temples resemble forts, the capital of his kingdom being Jejuri. Khokar, Mohan (June 25, 2000).