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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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  • Jyotiba is about 15km from main Kolhapur city. The temple is like fort ,it has wall and entrance. The idol of Jyotiba is very unique And attractive. 
  • Situated near to kolhapur it is located on the hill and architecture of the temple is worth mentioning. We visited it on weekday afternoon and there was a decent crowd there... Beware of Priests as th...  more »
  • During visit with family especially elders I had a experience of walking with help of moon light instead of street lights. This was really difficult for aged people as we had to descend down the hill ...  more »
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  • Jotibacha Navan Changbhale....
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  • Jyotiba chya navan !!! Chang Bhal !!!
  • changbhale
  • Spiritual place om namah shivay