Yeshwant Rao

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An ‘untouchable’ who, according to local legend, gave up his life during the building of the fortress at Jejurī in Maharashtra. As a reward, he was made the gatekeeper of Khaṇḍobā's temple, where he has his own shrine, containing his shapeless, rock-based image. Healing powers are attributed to him.

Subjects: Hinduism.

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