The days were passing without our noticing and then came the last day of our vacation. We didn’t realize this while exploring the magnificent place, with its amazing natural beauty, its historic sites, the astonishing and mouth watering food and the beautiful temples. To make this last day more memorable, we decided to visit another holy place of this “Dakshin Kashi”.
We planned our next and the last destination of Kolhapur to be the famous pilgrim place- Narsobawadi and the temple. Nrusinhawadi is a capital place for the Datta devotees. This sacred place is located on the sanctified confluence of two rivers-Krishna and Panchganga, and is at a distance of around 45Km from the city of Kolhapur. We reached this place in around an hour. The town is small with populace of about 4000. On the banks of Krishna River, covered by large flourishing Audumber trees was a fine-looking and striking temple.
We entered the temple to witness the Paduka, that were established by Swami Here in the temple. The Swayambhu Paduka is worshipped here daily without fail. It is prevalent that the third real personification of Shri Dattaguru, Shri Nrusinha saraswati lived in this vicinity that is packed with Audumber trees for a long duration of 12 years and he prosper this region.
Present temple was built by a Muslim king Adil Shah of Vijapur. As this recognized temple was made by a Muslim King, it does not hold a spire. The temple is in form of an elongated and elevated building which oversees the calm flowing waters of the Krishna-river in the front We also noticed the Audumber tree in the center, underneath which, as said, Shri Guru used to take a seat. Their paduka are also established there, that faces the Krishna River. During the daily prayers, the devotees sit and worship the Paduka. There is a devotee hall with a small entrance, where the main worshippers sit and offer their prayers to the paduka and to the Lord Ganesha, whose big statue is also established.
The entire place was giving a soothing effect. The music of river water flowing in front and the calm environment of the temple were ecstatic.