Krishnabai Temple, Mahabaleshwar

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Visit the source of the Krishna river inside the Krishnabai Temple, where the river emerges from the mouth of a statue of a cow. The temple is said to be a few thousand years old, and, in spite of being in ruins, is kept very clean. Follow the trail which takes you through the forest to the antique temple, providing panoramic views of the hillside. Bring your camera to capture its breathtaking beauty on a photograph. Listen to the priest explaining how the first sunrays fall on the shiv ling, an effigy of the god, and energize the whole complex. It is stated that this is a reason no electricity exists in the temple, as the energy destroys light bulbs. Plan to visit Krishnabai Temple and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Mahabaleshwar attractions using our Mahabaleshwar trip builder app .
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  • September 30, 2017
    Krishnabai temple is the one which is advertised in a lot of Mahabaleshwar photos with water coming out of animal heads into small manmade pools. It is quite an exciting architecture - though the temp...  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    Very peaceful place in old Mahabaleshwar. Unfortunately there was no priest there, so we couldn't come inside garbghri. But atmosphere there is very unique, and view on Krishna river is amaze. Good pl...  more »
  • September 16, 2017
    Very nice place, which is called Panchganga temple, where five rivers meet. They charge for parking which is very odd and shouldn't be there.  more »

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