Marleshwar Temple, Sangameshwar

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#3 of 18 in Historic Sites in Ratnagiri District
Marleshwar is a place in Sangameshwar subdivision of Ratnagiri district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Marleshwar is known for the Cave Shiva Temple, where devotees handle venomous snakes: every year thousands of devotees visit the temple and perform ablutions in the nearby Bav river.. Dhareshwar is a waterfall on the Bav river which is another tourist attraction of Marleshwar.On the day of 'Makarsankranti' a celebration of the marriage of Marleshwar and Girijadevi takes place. On 'Mahashivratri' and 'Tripuri Poornima' there is a fair. Marleshwar name may have come from Maral village.
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  • No words to express the experience One is awed by nature and grand Sanhyadri range. It takes about 30 minutes by road to reach from Devrukh. The road is good. One must really drive very slow to enjoy ...  more »
  • It's a famous temple located in the hills, there's a small hike with concrete stairs. There's a giant waterfall and the view is breathtaking. Do not miss out on this one.  more »
  • The Sahyadris has always been marvellous but Marleshwar made me appreciate it even more. This is a shrine, Lord Shiva temple in a cave and it is surrounded by big mountains on all sides. The best thin...  more »
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  • Excellent place to visit in monsoon... The ideal location for the lord Mahadev abode... Just loved it...
  • Awesome waterfall, it used to surround so many snakes in previous days. Now you hardly find any snake here
  • Marleshwar is known for the Cave Shiva Temple, where devotees handle venomous snakes.every year thousands of devotees visit the temple and perform ablutions in the nearby Bav river. Dhareshwar is a waterfall on the Bav river which is another tourist attraction of Marleshwar.
  • Best place for one day holiday. The best part is the that road nh17 from ratnagiri
  • Temple is situated in natural cave. You can see beautiful waterfalls in rainy season. You have to climb stairs for about 20 min. to reach Temple. Temple is surrounded by mountains from three sides. You have to drive carefully as road is curvy n condition of road is not good.

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