Masur is a small town in the Satara district of Maharashtra in India. It is located between Satara and Karad, seven kilometers from National Highway No. 4. Masur is located at a distance of 14 km from Karad. The nearest Masur railway station is about 2 km away from town. It has a population of about 18,000.It is a marketplace for nearby 20 villages. It is a famous religious tourist spot. It is notable as the site of one of the Maruti eleven temples built by the Hindu saint, Ramdas.It was also birthplace of Varakari saint Yogiraj Hare Krishana Baba. The Masurashram was situated in Masur, where Dharmabhaskar Vinayak Maharaj and Kaka Joshi gave lessons on the Dasbodh and Manache Shlok of Ramdas. Dr. Jyeshthraj B. Joshi, son of Bhalachandra(Kaka) Joshi, is a world-renowned senior scientist, celebrated chemical engineer, innovator, teacher par excellence and winner of the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar award (1991)and Padmabhushan award in the year 2014. Masur was one of the most important towns during Chatrapati Shivaji's rule and it has a fort from that time called 'Bhuikot Killa.' Ganesh festival of Masur is very famous. Temple of Bhairoba is one of the notable places in Masur. The festival of Bhairvnath is celebrated during Maghi Pornima( Fullmoon) in February. This festival is held for about 15 days. Masur is famous for Ganesh Yatra held on the next day of Anatchaturdashi. Biroba Yatra, celebrated by all dhangar castes, is also famous in Masur. Hanbarwadi (6 km away from Masur Population: 2000 approx) is one of the small but famous villages in Masur. It is well known for the Vitthal temple built by famous Mauli Baba(saint). Vitthal mandir is famous for Akhanda Veena which means the instrument was not kept down form last 101 years and has been played by the vitthal bhakts from Hanbarwadi till date. People celebrate the Harinam Saptaha (in the memory of Mauli Baba) in the Vitthal Mandir for a week after Karthiki Ekadashi. Dr. B.R.Ambedkar writes about his childhood experience in Masur and the discrimination he and his siblings suffered, in his autobiographical book, Waiting for a Visa (chapter 1). The muslim community, mostly compromising of Momins (Momin Mohalla) lives in the west of Masur. For the last 50 yrs no development has taken place in this area. There is an old Masjid near the mohalla. The Masjid was taken up for reconstruction in 2006. It's work is still going on due to lack of funds. A Momin house close to the Masjid belongs to a famous ladies tailor named Begum Momin. Ladies from all over the village and also from neighbouring villages come here to stitch their clothes. Wikipedia
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