Gagangiri Maharaj Math Temple Kolhapur : The Gagangiri Maharaj Math Temple Kolhapur is located at Dijapur, a forest very close to Kolhapur. The scenic beauty of the place lures tourists from far and wide to this location. It is the location where Gagangiri Maharaj served penance from 1932 to 1940. We clicked several photographs here and had a lot of fun.
Khidrapur Temple Kolhapur : The Khidrapur temple lies to the East of Kolhapur. The temple lies on the holy banks of the Krishna River. The magnificent architecture of this temple is what amazes me. It has been intricately carved. I even clicked several pictures on my visit which I am going to add to my Kolhapur album.
Unlike other youngsters of this generation, my likings for the religious faith and Indian customs are above the thinking of an individual. A rational in behavior, with positive approach to life, I don’t take things for granted. I am not a slave to any religion or highly devoted worshipper of any deity, but my belief in God is quite strong undoubtedly. I completely adhere to the saying ‘God is Almighty’ and firmly believe in one God. With this aspect of thinking, I move on in my life with the hope of blessings at each and every step I went through. Same was my expectation for the next place of visit, the Mahalakshami temple Kolhapur. With high hope and desire to be completely blessed by the shower of the famous ‘Shakti Peeth’ I bowed down to its floor.
The temple was just half a kilometer away from my last spot so I could reach there easily. The temple has its religious significance that the devotee can either fulfill all the desires or can obtain salvation from desires. It was not applying to my reason of visit. For me desires are the way to accept challenges, to explore knowledge and if the will deteriorates, the life would no longer be enthusiastic and victorious. But for the other devotees the belief on the Goddess justifies it. The temple depicts the remarkable features of Goddess Lakshmi. The four-armed and the crowned goddess holds the object of symbolic importance. Belonging to the Kannada Chalukya Empire, the architectural structure of the temple is quite appreciable. From the congregation of the people inside the temple, I was well aware that the affections and the blessings showered by the goddess were immeasurable.
Mahalakshmi temple Kolhapur is indeed a place of blind faith and divine. Placed on the stone platform, the adorned precious stones perfectly reflect the ancient times of the idol. A few guides out there were narrating the perfect time of visiting the temple, i.e., around 21st of March and September, when the light of the immersing sun falls directly on the face of the goddess for three days, making its view more charming. It was an end of the day and I had to rush to my place of abode for some rest and comfort. A naughtiness in mind to enjoy the night life was mingling my thought of visiting my next spot of the journey, Siddhagiri Gramjivan Museum (Kaneri math), the very next morning.
Bahubali Jain Temple Kolhapur : The Bahubali Jain Temple is located on top of a huge hill. The temple has a huge 27 feet tall statue of Bahubali. People from all over India come to visit this religious tourist location. The temple has around 400 steps and devotees climb these 400 steps to have a glimpse of the temple deity.
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Hello, I am Ayushi Manroa. I love travelling and have also dabbled in photography. Being a student, I mostly end up back-packing! I started this blog to record my travelogues about the amazing places that I have been to. Be it frolicking in Goa, taking a dip in the Ganges, trekking in Coorg or hitching a ride up the Western Ghats, it is all listed here along with some of my best shots. Hope you like it. Happy reading!