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Morgaon Ganesh Temple Palki Yatra from Mangalmurti temple in Chinchwad

A Palki yatra – with palanquin of Ganesh murti – to the famous MorgaonGaneshTemple is held annually during the Magh Ganesh Jayanti and Bhadrapad Ganesh Chaturthi from the Mangalmurti temple in Chinchwad in Maharashtra. MorgaonGaneshTemple is one among the Ashtavinayak Temples in Maharashtra. Morgaon Ganesh Temple Palki Yatra 2018 date is January 21 and September 13.

Ganapatya saint Morya Gosavi was closely associated with the MorgaonGaneshTemple. It was he who established the famous Mangalmurti temple in Chinchwad. So the annual yatra is sort of thanksgiving. Thousands of people participate in the yatra. The follow the murti of Ganesha to the temple.
Legend has it that MorgaonGaneshTemple came into being after Ganesh overpowered demon Sindhu. It is the first temple visited in the Ashta Vinayak spiritual tour – visiting eight shrines of Ganesh.
The Palki Yatra is spread over two days.

Shiva Comes to Meet Child Sri Ram as Madari

When Vishnu was born as Sri Ram in Ayodhya as son of Dasharatha, Shiva was eager to have a glimpse of the child form of Vishnu. Dasharatha was protective of child Rama and did not allow strangers near him. Shiva takes various forms of Sadhu, astrologer, singer etc to enter palace but is denied. Finally he takes the form of a Madari, a man who entertains people on the street with a monkey.
Legend has it that the monkey that danced for Shiva was Hanuman. Shiva twirls his hourglass-shaped drum and hanuman dances entertaining the crowd.
The news of the monkey and the street performer reaches the palace and they are invited to play for the princes.
Sri Ram sits on the lap of King Dasharatha and watches the performance.
Shiva as Madari is in a blissful state on seeing Vishnu in child form. He twirls the drum ecstatically and dances with the monkey.