Mahalaxmi Temple, Kolhapur
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Associated with Shakti, the goddess of power, Mahalaxmi Temple represents an ancient Hindu temple dating back to the 7th century. More than a thousand years old and adorned with numerous pillars and intricate stone carvings, the sacred structure draws worshipers seeking a blessing from its black stone idol of Mahalakshmi, the wife of Vishnu. Using our international travel planner, Kolhapur attractions like Mahalaxmi Temple can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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It is one of the 3.5 Shakti Peeth's of Maharashtra. It is considered that the Tirupati Balaji Darshan is not considered to be complete if one does not visit the Mahalaxmi temple afterwards. There is a... read more »
Very nice temple and i went early morning at 6.00 AM. no rush and no queue. i saw the arathi and had good dharshan of Laxmi devi. Came out and went around the temple. The Lamp towers are made excellen... read more »
Oldest temple of Devi Shree Mahalaxmi, feeling blessed at temple area, also good security and system for Darshan.
Hindu godess laxmi's old temple. Has a epic story behind of this temple. One of most popular temple in maharashtra state.
Jay Shree mahalaxmi mata ki jay. Its very nice & beautiful temple. Hemadpanti temple
Beautiful temple, great architecture. Best point being that unlike most temples, the pandits here are not greedy and fleecing types.
Very good and Pleasant Temple.. Took 4 hrs from Pune to reach kolhapur. No Hurdles .. Road is perfect ..took just 30 minutes for darshan on saturday .. Feeling blessed.
Nagaraj M S
Sri Mahalakshmi Temple is one of the 51 Shakthi Sthalam/Shakthi Peedam located on the river banks of Pancha Ganga which is positioned on the Sahyadri Mountain Range in Kolhapur District, Maharashtra. This is one of the oldest temples of Shakthi built during the 12th century by the Kings of Chalukya Dynasty. This temple is famous for its exquisite architectural and sculptural work. There are four entrances to this temple known as Maha Dwar/Paschim Dwar, Uttar Dwar, Purva Dwar and Dakshin Dwar respectively. This temple also enshrines Lord Athibaleshwar /Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, Lord Ganesha, Lord Vittal, and Lord Dattathreya. It is considered that dharshan of Lord Balaji of Tirumala is incomplete without visiting the temple of Goddess Sri Mahalakshami/Ambabai in Kolhapur. The statue of the Goddess Mahalakshmi is made of gemstone and is considered to be at least 5000 to 6000 years old. It weighs about 40 kilos. The precious stones that adorn the deity indicate the antiquity of the idol. The platform of the Goddess Mahalakshmi is made of stone. The statue of the Goddess has four arms. In the lower right hand she holds the matulinga, (a fruit similar to and ordinary lemon but much larger in size). In the upper right hand she holds large mace, kaumodaks, its head touching the ground. In the upper left hand she holds the shield or khetaka, and while in the lower one she holds a bowl, panpatra.
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