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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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  • All those who visit Kolhapur should certainly include this divine place in their trip itinerary. It is reportedly 6000 years old. Fridays (Goddess Mahalaxmi's day) are considered as the right time to ...  more »
  • Temple of Goddess Lakshmi made of black stone, beautiful carvings and many pillars, very good positive vibes.  more »
  • Mahalakshmi mandir in Kolhapur is an ancient and a shakti peetham. The temple is filled with spiritual fragrance and when we visited the temple offered kumkum pooza to ammavaru with great submissivene...  more »
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  • Shri Mahalakshmi.... महालक्ष्मी अष्टकं स्तोत्र : नमस्तेऽस्तु महामाये श्रीपीठे सुरपूजिते । शङ्खचक्रगदाहस्ते महालक्ष्मि नमोऽस्तुते ॥१॥ Namastestu Mahaa-Maaye Shrii-Piitthe Sura-Puujite | Shangkha-Cakra-Gadaa-Haste Mahaalakssmi Namostute ||1|| Meaning: 1.1: Salutations to the Mahamaya, the Great Enchantress of the World, Who is Worshipped by the Devas in HerAbode (Sri Pitha). 1.2: Who has the Conch, Disc and Mace in Her Hands, Salutations to that Mahalakshmi. नमस्ते गरुडारूढे कोलासुरभयंकरि । सर्वपापहरे देवि महालक्ष्मि नमोऽस्तुते ॥२॥ Namaste Garudda-Aaruuddhe Kola-Aasura-Bhayamkari | Sarva-Paapa-Hare Devi Mahaalakssmi Namostute ||2|| Meaning: 2.1: Salutations to the One Who Rides the Garuda, Who is the Terror to Kolasura, 2.2: The Devi who Removes all Sins, Salutations to that Mahalakshmi. सर्वज्ञे सर्ववरदे सर्वदुष्टभयंकरि । सर्वदुःखहरे देवि महालक्ष्मि नमोऽस्तुते ॥३॥ Sarvajnye Sarva-Varade Sarva-Dusstta-Bhayamkari | Sarva-Duhkha-Hare Devi Mahaalakssmi Namostute ||3|| Meaning: 3.1: Who is All-Knowing, Who Gives All Boons, Who is the Terror to All the Wicked, 3.2: The Devi who Removes all Sorrows, Salutations to that Mahalakshmi. सिद्धिबुद्धिप्रदे देवि भुक्तिमुक्तिप्रदायिनि । मन्त्रपूते सदा देवि महालक्ष्मि नमोऽस्तुते ॥४॥ Siddhi-Buddhi-Prade Devi Bhukti-Mukti-Pradaayini | Mantra-Puute Sadaa Devi Mahaalakssmi Namostute ||4|| Meaning: 4.1: The Devi who Gives Success and Intelligence and Gives Wordly Enjoyment and Liberation, 4.2: The Devi who is Always Purified by Mantra, Salutations to that Mahalakshmi. आद्यन्तरहिते देवि आद्यशक्तिमहेश्वरि । योगजे योगसम्भूते महालक्ष्मि नमोऽस्तुते ॥५॥ Aad-Anta-Rahite Devi Aadya-Shakti-Maheshvari | Yogaje Yoga-Sambhuute Mahaalakssmi Namostute ||5|| Meaning: 5.1: The Devi who is Without Beginning and End, Who is the Primal Energy, and the Great Goddess, 5.2: Who is Born of Yoga, Who is United with Yoga, Salutations to that Mahalakshmi. स्थूलसूक्ष्ममहारौद्रे महाशक्तिमहोदरे । महापापहरे देवि महालक्ष्मि नमोऽस्तुते ॥६॥ Sthuula-Suukssma-Mahaaroudre Mahaa-Shakti-Mahodare | Mahaa-Paapa-Hare Devi Mahaalakssmi Namostute ||6|| Meaning: 6.1: Who is both Gross and Subtle and Most Terrible, Who is With Great Power and Prosperity, 6.2: The Devi who Removes All Sins, Salutations to that Mahalakshmi. पद्मासनस्थिते देवि परब्रह्मस्वरूपिणि । परमेशि जगन्मातर्महालक्ष्मि नमोऽस्तुते ॥७॥ Padma-Aasana-Sthite Devi Para-Brahma-Svaruupinni | Parameshi Jagan-Maatar-Mahaalakssmi Namostute ||7|| Meaning: 7.1: The Devi Who is Seated on a Lotus, Who is of the Nature of Supreme Brahman, 7.2: Who is the Supreme Lord and the Mother of the Universe, Salutations to that Mahalakshmi. श्वेताम्बरधरे देवि नानालङ्कारभूषिते । जगत्स्थिते जगन्मातर्महालक्ष्मि नमोऽस्तुते ॥८॥ Shveta-Ambara-Dhare Devi Naana-Alangkaara-Bhuussite | Jagatsthite Jagan-Maatar-Mahaalakssmi Namostute ||8|| Meaning: 8.1: The Devi who is Dressed in White Garments, Who is Adorned with Various Ornaments, 8.2: Who Abides in this Universe and is the Mother of the Universe, Salutations to that Mahalakshmi. महालक्ष्म्यष्टकं स्तोत्रं यः पठेद्भक्तिमान्नरः । सर्वसिद्धिमवाप्नोति राज्यं प्राप्नोति सर्वदा ॥९॥ Mahaalakssmyassttakam Stotram Yah Patthedbhaktimaannarah | Sarvasiddhimavaapnoti Raajyam Praapnoti Sarvadaa ||9|| 9.1: Whoever reads this Mahalakshmi Ashtakam with Devotion, 9.2: Will attain all Success through the Grace of Mother Mahalakshmi. एककाले पठेन्नित्यं महापापविनाशनम् । द्विकालं यः पठेन्नित्यं धनधान्यसमन्वितः ॥१०॥ Ekakaale Patthennityam Mahaapaapavinaashanam | Dvikaalam Yah Patthennityam Dhanadhaanyasamanvitah ||10|| त्रिकालं यः पठेन्नित्यं महाशत्रुविनाशनम् । महालक्ष्मिर्भवेन्नित्यं प्रसन्ना वरदा शुभा ॥११॥ Trikaalam Yah Patthennityam Mahaashatruvinaashanam | Mahaalakssmirbhavennityam Prasannaa Varadaa Shubhaa ||11|| 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
  • The temple is very popular. Old black stone architecture is awesome. Parking is big hassle. It is advised to take an auto to the temple.
  • Beautiful temple with superb architecture. Clean premises and well maintained all over. One can find peace in this temple.
  • Temple of goddess Mahalaxmi Ambabai. Popular holy place in pilgrims. Beautiful stone structure standing for many centuries. If you visit the temple during non-crowded hours, it gives feeling of calmness by offering your prayers.
  • Masterpiece of architecture and spirituality. Whom am I to rate this place of Mother Mahalakshmi. Visit at least once and get Moksha.

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Not yet on the international tourist map, Kolhapur still has plenty of accommodations, with thousands of pilgrims arriving here each year. Look close to the train station for some of the most conveniently located options, offering good access to the main sights of the old town to the west. East of the station, either side of Station Road, sit the luxury hotels, making use of the increase in space with additional facilities. The old town itself has a number of smaller side-street hotels and guesthouses, ideal for budget-conscious travelers who want to stay in the thick of things.
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