Aundhkar-Gokhale Family: Objective
The objective of this website is to bring together the descendants of Ganesh Shastri Gokhale to setup a Family Trust for restoration of ancestral property at Aundh and the famous Aundh Ram Mandir.
Gokhale: Kulswamy & Kulswamini
Kulswamy: Shri Dev Swayambhu: Velneshwar
Velneshwar Mandir is a (Shri Dev Swayambhu) Shiva Temple in Velneshwar Village about 70 km from Ratnagiri. The name 'Velneshwar' has an interesting origin. In this temple, Ishwar instantly fulfils the wishes of his devotees without waste of time. Not wasting any time is 'Vel' in Marathi, thus the name Vel-n-ishwar. Velneshwar deity "Shri Dev Swayambhu" is the family-deity (Kulswamy) of the Gokhales.
Velneshwar/ Kuldaivat / READ MORE ..
Kulswamini: Shri Mahalaxmi: Kolhapur
The form of Mahalakshmi as it is seen today, legend says that gods and demons churned the ocean and certain jewels were born. Lakshmi was one among them. As soon as she emerged she became the consort of Lord Vishnu, who is one of the three gods that form the Holy Trinity (Bramha, Vishnu, Mahesh). Devi Shri Mahalakshmi with unparallel beauty is a female representation of Universal wealth. Devi Shri Mahalakshmi is the Kulswamini of the Gokhales.
Kolhapur/ Kulswamini / READ MORE ..
Kulmandir: Shri Ram Temple: Aundh
Shri. Ganesh Shastri Gokhale while serving in Aundh during the reign of Shri Thote Pant Pratinidhi dreamt a vision. In his dream he was pointed to a site of an ancient lost Ram Mandir. Excavation of the site lead to recovery of Swayambhu Murthis of Lord Rama, Mother Sita and Laxmana. Thus he proceeded and build a Ram Mandir under the aegis of the ruler on the site, which became the Kulmandir of his descendants.
Kulmandir/ Shri Ram Temple / Aundh Gaon