Sri Kanakaditya Temple, Ratnagiri

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  • some places are magical which gives you lots of positivity and this sun temple is one of them. according to locals God statue is from Dwarka and one sailer was carrying it in his boat. When the boat r...  more »
  • Located near Pawas area, you have to drive quite a kms inside Mongo farms to reach it. The temple is good looking and it has basic amenities like water source n toilets. The temple wooden structure is...  more »
  • Sun or Surya was one of the highly revered gods during the Vedic era. In course of time, like that of other Vedic gods, Surya worship lost its prominence, but several temples enshrining the Sun God as...  more »
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  • This is the awesome beach just 1 km ahead of Kanakaditya Mandir, Kasheli. You can go by four wheeler (Light Vehicle). It is newly developed place so while going please carry snacks/food.
  • Kasheli a very small village in Rajapur Taluka of Ratnagiri district, is the prime attraction for devotees due to a famous and ancient temple of Sri. Kanakaditya (Name of Sun God). Kasheli is at a distance of approximately 30 kms from both Ratnagiri and Rajapur. The temple is having a bright historical background. The deity of God Aditya (one of the names of God Sun) was brought from Prabhas Pattan Sun temple before 800 years. Prabhas Pattan is Lord Krishna’s place. There are so many legends about the temple. Once one boatman was traveling from Veraval port towards South direction. The deity of Aditya was there in the same boat. When the boat was passing through the Kasheli region, the boat had stopped automatically. The boatman tried a lot to sail the boat into the sea. But he failed to do so. Then he has decided to place the deity of God Aditya at the Kaseli port. He had placed the deity into a black cave (approximately 400 sq. feet). Immediately after this, the boat had got the motion for sailing. A great devotee of God Sun, Kanaka, was living at Kasheli. She got the enlightment from God Sun about the deity. Then she had formally constructed a small temple of Aditya with the help of villagers, hence the temple is known as Kanakaditya. The cave is called as “Devachi Kholi” ( God’s room).
  • kanakeshwar i.e. "SUN" kanak means gold and it is very bight and precious as god sun is called Kankeshwar there are very few Sun temples in inida one is Konark in orissa and another in Modhera gujarat in Maharashtwra there are very few The idol is in Black Gnndaki stone and very bright eyes and very immpressive body language are the prominent features. The roof of main Temple is covered with copper sheets as it shines brightly then in the Sabhamandap is decorated by beautiful craft paper flowers during festivals
  • Nice place to visit. Peaceful place
  • It is very rare that one can visit a temple dedicated to the Sun God, This nice temple is situated in a small town with beautiful surrounding and is close to Ratnagiri on one side and Rajapur on other. From Ratnagiri you can also visit two nice beaches very close to the road
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