In southern tradition the 9th Avatar of Lord Vishnu is considered as Balarama, brother of Lord Krishna. But in northern tradition Balaram is replaced by Buddha. According to puranas, Lord Vishnu was born as Gautam Buddha to mislead those who deny the vedic knowledge.

Who is Jyotiba god?

Legend says Vishnu, Brahma and Shiva came together to incarnate as the deity Jyotiba who eventually destroyed the evil Ratnasura. Jyotiba helped Ambabai in her fight with the demons.

Who is Jyotiba wife?

Savitribai Phule, Jyotiba’s wife, backed his efforts to guarantee women and girls the right to an education. Savitribai, one of the few literate women of her day, learned to read and write from her husband Jyotirao.


Whose incarnation is Jyotiba?

A serene spot in the city, Jyotiba Hills are known for the Jyotiba Temple, perched atop them. Dedicated to Jyotiba (Dattatreya), who is believed to be the incarnation of Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva, the temple is renowned as one of the 12 jyotirlingas.

Why gulal is used in jyotiba temple?

This is because the gulal is offered to Lord Jyotiba as a token of sincerity by the pilgrims. The glorious temple is built for Lord Jyotiba as its name suggests, who was believed to be an embodiment of three different deities. It is believed that this temple should be visited after visiting the Mahalaxmi Temple.

Is Jyotiba and khandoba same?

The Jotiba is a local name of “Khandoba” which is called to be Avatar of Shiva. very big and huge temple is there nearly 20 kms from kolhapur on a Hill. Your visit does not complete unless you visit Ambabai Temple, Shri Jotiba Temple and the Panhala Fort.

What is the meaning of Jyotiba?

Jyotiba is Hindu Girl name and meaning of this name is “A Flame; Head of Candle”.

Who is chopdai devi?

This Aadishakti Goddess Chopdai (Charpat Amba) is one of the manifestations of Mahishasurmardini Durga, which is one of the Adimaya’s power and helped Shree Kedarnath in his southern expedition. There are four pillars in the front of the Goddess, which are all part of a Purushartha.

Who said Mahatma to jyotiba?

reformer Vithalrao Krishnaji Vandekar
The title of Mahatma was given by social reformer Vithalrao Krishnaji Vandekar to Jyotirao Phule. It was given a few years before his death at the age of 63 in recognition of his efforts to fight the evils plaguing Indian society at the time.

Who is yamai Devi of jyotiba?

It is said that Goddess Mahalaxmi, God Jyotiba of Kolhapur and Sri Rama (Lord Vishnu) called her as “Ye Mai” (in Marathi) (¤¯¥‡ ¤®¤¾¤¯ / ¤¯¥‡ ¤®¤¾¤ˆ) which means “Mother, pls. come” in English. Hence, she is known as Yamai Devi.


Festivals Maha Shivaratri, Shravana, Kartik Purnima, Bhairava Ashtami
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Spouse Parvati/Sati
Children Kartikeya (son) Ganesha (son)
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