This town is named
for its life-size white idol of Bhagawan Sankeshwar
Parshwanatha in the Padmasana posture. The temple is
believed to date from the 12th century but was destroyed
during Muslim invasions of the area. The temple was
rebuilt in the 18th century and has 52 subsidiary shrines
with a walkway for pilgrims. Other temples at Sankeshwar
are Agam Mandir, the temple of 108 Parshwanatha and
Padmavathidevi, the Guru mandir, etc.
This temple to Bahucharaji,
one of the many goddesses of the Hindu pantheon, is
an important place of pilgrimage often considered one
of the 52 shaktipiths of the mother goddess cult. The
temple is revered by the eunuchs. Bahucharaji is also
the site for an important fair in March – April
at night with processions and rituals.