It is said in the myths that King Ravana of Lanka was an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva. The lord gave the king his blessing on being satisfied of his devotion. The lord said to Ravana that if he were to take the lord’s idol from the Himalayas and establish it on the Lankan soil, all his wishes will come true. Ravana was doing so. But fearing the tyrannical results of this boon, Sage Narad put a dent in the flight path and Ravana dropped the idol here in Parli. Thus this magnificent stone built temple came into being. It is a divine happenstance that many healing herbs are found in and around the temple. Hence the name Vaidyanatha was bestowed on Shri Vaijnath Temple.