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Mahabaleshwar Temples

Mahabaleshwar Temple :- The Mahabali or Mahabaleshwar Temple is another example of the Maratha heritage of Mahabaleshwar. Built by the Chanda Rao More dynasty in the 16th century, the temple is built in the South Indian Hemadanta style of architecture. The temple is enclosed by a 5 feet wall and is divided into two areas, the inner and outer rooms.

The inner room or the sanctum sanctorum has Shiva as its presiding deity, with a black stone lingam (stone incarnation of Lord Shiva) as its central figure. You'll find several carvings of Shiva's vehicle, the sacred bull and Kalbairav, his bodyguard. The temple also houses Shiva's bed, damru and trishul, dating back 300 years. Legend has it that the bed used to be crumpled in the morning, indicating Shiva's presence during the night at the temple. An important temple on any Shiv-bhakt's pilgrimage plan, this temple has a serene, tranquil ambience that will transport you to higher realms of spirituality.The main draw is the ancient Mahabaleshwara Temple with its 6-foot-tall linga, of which only the tip can be seen. 

Panchganga Mandir :- Constructed at the confluence of five rivers, Krishna, Venna, Savitri, Koyna and Gayatri, this temple is a site of major religious importance and is thronged by devotees all through the year. The temple has a beautifully carved gaumukhi, out of which the waters of the five rivers flow. The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and has a lovely idol of him. The legend behind the temple is closely linked to Savitri's curse on the Trimurtis, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, who flow here as Koyna, Krishna and Venna rivers. It was constructed by Raja Singha Deo, the ruler of the Yadavs of Devgiri, in the 13th Century. In the 16th and 17th Centuries, Raja Chanda Rao More of Jaoli and the Maratha ruler Shivaji improved upon its structure on a large scale, to whom the temple owes much of its present grandeur.

Shankar Temple :- Housing a self-appearing or "swayambhoo" Mahalinga of Lord Shiva, this temple is a prominent one for Hindus. It is also called Trigunatmaka, which signifies the trio of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesha, who are embodied in the Mahalinga and are the temple's presiding deities. The Mahalinga here is in the shape of a Rudraksha, unique and highly revered, even over the 12 Jyotirlingas in India. The top portion of the linga shows carvings of the five rivers of Panchganga too. A beautiful and magnificent temple complex, it is also said to have links with Shivaji and his mother Jeejabai.


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Mahabaleshwar is one of the most spectacular and the largest of Maharashtra hill-stations at 1,372 metres above sea level,.Mahabaleshwar lies 285 kilometres south-west of Mumbai and is bound by valleys on all sides. Mahabaleshwar is Sanskrit for God of Great Power.Mahabaleshwar derives

Hotels near Mahabaleshwar

Brightland Holiday Village

Brightland Holiday village at Mahabaleshwar (Maharashtra, India) is one of the premier destinations for tourists for over 10 years. It spread over a large area and has a host of facilities expected of a top category resort.

Best Price: Rs.7000 per day

Mango Hotels Valley View

Mango Hotels Valley View Situated in the Sahyadri mountain range, Mahabaleshwar is a scenic hill station that boasts one of the few evergreen forests of India. Mango Hotels Valley View is among the hotels in Mahabaleshwar near the market and offers quality, economical accommodation in the destination

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Ramsukh Resorts

Ramsukh Resorts is located at Khetra-Mahabaleshwar Maharashtra, India at 270 kms from Mumbai and 150 kms from Pune. The resort built carefully into the hillside so that every window presents a vista of scenic splendour. The resort overlooks the slopes and valley of the statuesque 'ghats', the Krishna valley and the sparkling blue Dhom Dam backwaters

Best Price: Rs.12000 per day



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