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The town of #Wai in #Satara district of Maharashtra located on the banks of the Krishna river has culturally and historically been an important center. It was here that Afzal Khan camped when he attempted to subdue the Maratha power under Chhatrapati Shivaji.
#Wai has seven ghats or stepped embankments on the Krishna River. Krishnabai or Krishnamai as the river is reveretially and affectionately called here is celebrated with an annual celebration or उत्सव in her name.
The Ganpati Ghat has the Mahaganpati Temple also called the Dholya Ganpati ढोल्या गणपती since the murti is very big. It was built by Shrimant Ganpatrao Bhikaji Raste in 1762.
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Can you imagine the "number" of Temples that were destroyed to build Mosjids in #Maharashtra ?

I'll give you a list of them district wise, see for yourself!

I #Ahmadnagar District

1 Amba Jogi, Fort Temple materials used

2 Bhingar, Mulla Masjid (1367-68) Temple site

3 Gogha
i Idgãh (1395) Temple site
ii Morakhwada Masjid (1630) Temple site

4 Jambukhed, Jãmi Masjid (1687-88) Temple site
5 Madhi, Dargãh of Ramzãn Shãh Mahî Sawãr Temple site

II #Akola District

1 Akot, Jãmi Masjid (1667) Temple site

2 Balapur, Masjid (1717-18) Temple site

3 Basim, Kãkî Shãh-kî-Masjid Temple site

4 Jamod
i Masjid Temple site
ii Dargãh of Pîr Paulãd Shãh Temple site
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