Works of Ahilyabai Holkar throughout India

Her Work Throughout India
Her deep personal faith and a disciplined spiritual life were the wellsprings of this fortitude. Her day began an  hour  before  sunrise  with  prayer  and  puja.  And  these,  along  with  scriptural  readings  and  charities, occupied  the entire morning,  interrupted only by a  light breakfast. Her durbar from  two to six  in  the afternoon was followed by  two  to  three hours of devotions, a frugal supper and  then business again from nine to eleven. She maintained this routine to the last days of her life till she gave  up  her  body  ‘very  carefully’,  ‘having  recited  the  divine  name’  (as  recorded  in  the Holkar Kayafiyat) on the banks of the Narmada.
The  temples  of  Vishwanath,  Somnath  and  Vishnu  at  Varanasi,  Saurashtra  and  Gaya,  the Manikarnika  Ghat  at  Varanasi,  the  KolkataVaranasi  highway,  the  daily  abhisheka  of  Shiva  at Rameshwaram with Ganga water brought all the way from northern India, and the endowment for pilgrims at Kedarnath in the Himalayas are all silent witnesses to the yoga of action, in which was centred  the  being  of  this  remarkable  queen,  for  whom  devotion  to  the  divine  had  become inseparable from enlightened rulership.

  • Alampur (MP) – Harihareshwar, Batuk, Malharimarthand, Surya, Renuka, Ram
  • Hanuman Temples, Shriram Temple, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Maruti Temple, Narsinh Temple,
  • Khanderao Martand Temple, Memorial of Malharrao (I).

•  Amarkanthak(MP)- Shri Vishweshwar Temple, Kotithirth Temple, Gomukhi Temple,
Dharamshala, Vansh Kund.
•  Amba Gaon – Lamps.
•  Anand Kanan – Vishweshwar Temple.
•  Ayodhya (U.P)– Built Shri Ram Temple, Shri Treta Ram Temple, Shri Bhairav Temple,
Nageshwar/Siddhnath Temple, Sharayu Ghat, well, Swargadwari Mohatajkhana, Dharamshalas.
•  Badrinarayan (UP) – Shri Kedareshwar and Hari Temples, Dharamshalas (Rangdachati,
Bidarchati, Vyasganga, Tanganath, Pawali), Manu kunds (Gaurkund, Kundachatri), Garden and
Warm Water Kund at Dev Prayag, Pastoral land for cows.

•  Beed – Jirnnodhar of a ghat.
•  Berul (Karnataka) – Ganpati, Pandurang, Jaleshwar, Khandoba, Tirthraj and Fire temples,
Kund.
•  Bhanpura – Nine Temples and Dharmashala.
•  Bharatpur – Temple, Dharmashala, Kund.
•  Bhimashankar – Garibkhana
•  Bhusawal – Changadev Temple.
•  Bitthur – Bhramaghat
•  Burahanpur (MP) – Ghat and Kund.
•  Chandwad waphegaon – Vishnu Temple and Renuka Temple.
•  Chaundi – Chaudeshwaridevi Temple, Sineshwar Mahadev temple,
Ahilyeshwar Temple, Dharamshala, Ghat,
•  Chitrakut(UP) – Pranpratishta of Shri Ramchandra.
•  Cikhalda – Annakshetra

•  Dwarka(Gujrath) – Mohatajkhana, Pooja House and gave some villages to priest.
•  Ellora – Temple of Red Stone.
•  Gangotri – Vishwanath, Kedarnath, Annapurna, Bhairav Temples, Many Dharmashalas.

•  Gaya (Bihar) – Vishnupad, Ahilyadevi Temple.
•  Gokarn – Rewaleshwar Mahadev temple, Holkar wada, Garden and Garibkhana.
•  Gruneshwar (Verul) – Shivalaya Tirth.
•  Handiya – Siddhanath Temple, ghat and dharmashala.
•  Haridwar (UP) – Kushawarth Ghat and a Huge Dharmashala.
•  Hrishikesh – Many temples, Shrinathji and Govardhan ram temples
•  Indore – Many Temples and ghats
•  Jaggannnath Puri (Orrisa) – Shri Ramchandra Temple, Dharmashala and Garden.
•  Jalgaon – Ram Mandir
•  Jamghat – Bhumi dwar
•  Jamvgaon – Donated for Ramdas swami Math.
•  Jejuri – Malhargautameshwar, Vitthal ,Martand Temple, Janai Mahadev and Malhar
lakes.
•  Karmanasini River – Bridge

•  Kashi (Banaras) – Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Shri Tarakeshwar, Shri Gangaji, Ahilya
Dwarkeshwar, Gautameshwar, Many Mahadev Temples, Temple Ghats, Manikarnika Ghat,
Dashaaswamegh Ghat, Janana Ghat, Ahilya Ghat, UttarKashi Dharmashala, Rameshwar
Panchkoshi Dharmashala, Kapila Dhara Dharmashala, Shitala Ghat.
•  Kedarnath – Dharmashala and Kund
•  Kolhapur – Facilities for temple pooja
•  Kumher – Well and Memorial of Prince Khanderao.
•  Kurukshetra (Haryana) – Shiv Shantanu Mahadev Temple, Panchkund Ghat,
Laxmikund Ghat.
•  Maheshwar – Hundreds of temples, ghats, dharmashalas and houses.
Mamaleshwar Mahadev – Lamps.
•  Manasa – Seven temples

•  Mandaleshwar – Shiv Temple Ghat
•  Miri (Ahmednagar) – Bhairav Temple in 1780.
•  Naimabar(MP) – Temple.
•  Nathdwar – Ahilya Kund, Temple, well.
•  Neelkantha Mahadev – Shivalaya and Gomukh.
•  Nemisharanya(UP) – Mahadev Madi, Nimsar Dharmashala, Go-ghat, Cakrithirth kund.
•  Nimgaon (Nashik) – Well.
•  Onkareshwar (MP) – Mamaleshwar Mahadev, Amaleshwar, Trambakeshwar Temples
(Jirnnodhar), Gauri Somnath Temple, Dharmashalas, Wells.
•  Ozar (Ahmednagar) – 2 wells and kund
•  Panchawati – Shri Ram Temple, Gora Mahadev temple, Dharmashala, Vishweshwar
Temple, Ramghat, Dharmashala.
•  Pandharpur (Maharashtra) – Shri Ram Temple, Tulsibag, Holkar wada, Sabha Mandap,
Dharmashala and gave silver utensil for the temple.

•  Pimplas(Nashik) – well
•  Prayag (Allahabad UP) – Vishnu Temple, Dharmashala, Garden, Ghat, Palace.
•  Pune – Ghat.
•  Puntambe(Maharashtra) – Ghat on Godavari river.
•  Pushkar – Ganpati Temple, Dharmashala, Garden.
•  Rameshwar (TN) – Hanuman Temple, Shri Radha Krishna Temple, Dharmashala, Well,
Garden etc.
•  Rampura – Four Temples, Dharmashala and houses
•  Raver – Keshav Kund
•  Sakargaon – well
•  Sambhal – Laxmi Narayan Temple and two wells.

•  Sangamner – Ram Temple.
•  Saptashrungi – Dharmashala.
•  Sardhana Meerut – Chandi Devi Temple.
•  Saurashtra (Guj) – Somnath Temple in 1785. (Jirnnodhdhar and Pran Prathistha)
•  Shri Nagnath (Darukhvan) – Started pooja in 1784
•  Shri Shail Malllikarjun (Karnul, TN) – Temple of Lord Shiva.
Shri Shambhu Mahadev Mountain Shignapur (Maharashtra) – Well
•  Shri Vaijenath (Parali, Maha) – Jirnnodhar of Baijenath Temple in 1784.
•  Shri Vhigneshwar – Lamps
•  Sinhpur – Shiv Temple and ghat
•  Sulpeshwar – Mahadev Temple, annakshetra
•  Sultanpur (Khandesh) – Temple
•  Tarana – Tilabhandeshwar Shiv temple, Khedapati, Shriram Temple, Mahakali Temple

•  Tehari (Bundelkhand) – Dharmashala.
•  Trimbakeshwar (Nashik) – Bridge on Kushawarth Ghat.
•  Ujjain (MP) – Chintaman Ganapati, Janardhan, Shrilila Purushottam, Balaji Tilakeshwar,
Ramjanaki Ras Mandal, Gopal, Chitnis, Balaji, Ankpal, Shiv and many other temples, 13 ghats,
well and many Dharmashalas etc.
•  Vrindawan (Mathura) – Chain Bihari Temple, Kaliyadeha Ghat, Chirghat and many
other ghats, Dharmashala, Annakstra.
•  Waphegaon (Nashik) – Holkar wada and one well.

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