Samiksha Mundada
25 Nov, 6:28 AM
The Ganpati with three trunks

Located in the area of the ‘Gosavi’s’- Somwar Peth, Trishund Mayureshwar Ganpati temple is known for the idol of Ganesha which has three trunks and six hands, and seated on a peacock. The temple name comes from this idol, ‘Tri-Shund’ means “three trunks”. The temple was built between 1754 and 1770 and is constructed from Deccan stone basalt, on a high platform with a small courtyard in front. One of the most striking aspects to this temple is of course the facade. It is highly decorated with figures, animals, and mythological creatures, many of which appear to be somewhat unusual. 
Of particular note is one carving of a rhinoceros, tied in iron chains with what appears to be a British soldier. This has been interpreted as a depiction of the historical fact that after the battle of Plassey in 1757, the British had captured control of Bengal and Assam. The idols of Natraja, Vishnu and Kaalbhairava can also be seen carved on the walls of the temple. The architecture of this place is a blend of Rajasthani, Malwa and South Indian styles.

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