Temples in Kolhapur
Shri jyotiba temple
Jyotiba Temple is a holy site of Hinduism near Wadi Ratnagiri in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra state in western India. The deity of the temple is known by the same name.Jyotiba temple is situated at a height of 3124 feet above sea level and is dedicated to Jyotiba. The temple is 18 km north-west of Kolhapur and around 55 km from Sangli.In 1730, Ranoji Shinde built the present temple in its place.
Mahalaxmi temple is an important Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, who resides here as Supreme Mother Mahalakshmi and is worshipped by locals as Ambabai. Goddess Mahalakshmi is the consort of Lord Vishnu and it is customary among Hindus to visit Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, Kolhapur Mahalakshmi Temple and Padmavathi Temple as a yatra. It is believed that visiting these temples as a pilgrimage helps achieve moksha. The temple of the goddess Mahalakshmi was built by Karnadeva in 634 CE Chalukya reign.
Kolhapur is a city in Maharashtra with numerous temples like Binkhambi Ganesh Mandir, Shri Jyotiba Temple and Mahalakshmi Temple. Goddess Laxmi and Lord Ganesh are worshipped here. The best time to visit Temples in Kolhapur is from November to February. Many festivals and cultural events are done like Navratra Mahotsav, Lalita Panchami, Kirnotsav and Kolhapur Rankala Mahotsav. Know more About the Kolhapur Temples at Yatradham.org.