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Hinduism - Who Is Khandoba In The Hindu Pantheon?

Khandoba is a regional god worshipped in the Deccan area of central India, mainly in Maharashtra and Karnataka.

Khandoba, who was formerly thought to be a local goddess, is now thought to be an avatar, or incarnation, of the god Shiva, who adopts this shape to defeat two demons called Mani and Malla.

He is convinced to stay at a temple in Jejuri, Maharashtra, after fighting the demons, from whence his adoration spread across the area.

Khandoba is a famous god who is said to fulfill people's desires, especially when they make promises to him.

For further detail, read John M. Stanley's article in Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 37, No. 1, 1977, "Special Time, Special Power: The Fluidity of Power in a Popular Hindu Festival." 

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