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Jyotiba Temple, Kolhapur

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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, and is held by the locals to be an incarnation of three gods: Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesha, and Jamadagni. An annual fair takes place on the full moon night of the Hindu months of Chaitra and Vaishakha.LocationJyotiba temple is situated at a height of 3124 feet above sea level the is dedicated to Jyotiba . The temple is 18km north-west of Kolhapur. According to the tradition, the original Kedareshwar temple was built by Navji Saya. In 1730, Ranoji Shinde built the present temple in its place. This shrine is 57ft x 37ft x 77ft high including the spire. The second temple of Kedareshwar is 49 ft x 22 ft x 89 ft high. This shrine was constructed by Daulatrao Shinde in 1808. The third temple of Ramling is 13ft x 13ft x 40ft high including its dome. This temple was constructed in circa 1780 by Malji Nilam Panhalkar. The interior of the temple is ancient. There are other few temples and Light-towers in the premises.MythologyLegend says that the three gods took the form of Jyotiba to destroy the evil Ratnasur. Jyotiba helped Mahalakshmi in her fight with the demons. He founded his kingdom on this mountain, and belongs to the Nath cult. He was born in the hands of Vimalmbuja, the wife of the sage Pougand, on Chaitra Shukla 6th. Lord Jyotiba is the incarnation that destroyed Raktabhoj Rakshasa, and Ratnasur Rakshasa thus liberating the region from tyranny. The idol of Lord Jyotiba is four-handed.
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  • Nice calm and quite place We visited this place after Mahalaxmi temple . I feel there should be someone present to tell importance of the place. 
  • beautiful temple but doubt is that does anyone even the poojari knw the story about this temple. it's fool of ppl making fool of travellers 
  • Very good place near to kolhapur , gulal spread every where in side temple.. make it different from others. Don't miss Basundi Tea and lassi out side the temple. 
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  • Jyotiba chya navan !!! Chang Bhal !!!
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  • Spiritual place om namah shivay