(Last Updated on : 25/06/2012)
Kolhapur is a city situated in the southwest corner of Maharashtra, with a population of 419,000. The chief language is Marathi. It is situated on the banks of the river Panchganga hence provides the location of the Mahalakshmi Temple. The city also lends its name to many common items in daily household life, like `Kolhapuri chappal`, `Kolhapuri lavangi mirchi` (chilli), `Kolhapuri gur` (jaggery) and Kolhapuri cuisine.
Temples in Kolhapur
Shri Mahalakshmi Temple:
Shri Mahalakshmi Temple spells lavishness in terms of both architecture and worships.
Built in 1730, Jyotiba Temple is dedicated to the three chief Creators in Hindu religion.
Built in 11th -12th century, Khidrapur Temple is dedicated to one of the several manifestations of Lord Shiva.
Bhavani Mandap serves as the important historical monument with the invasion of Muslims prominent.
Bahubali of Kumbhojgiri:
Bahubali of Kumbhojgiri can be called both the seat of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrim alike.
Narasimha Wadi is considered a sacred place, located at a distance of 45 km form Kolhapur.
Tryambuli Devi Temple has broken ancient architecture spread all over its perimeter.
Binkhambi Ganesh Mandir:
Binkhambi Ganesh Mandir is the most unique temple architecture in Kolhapur.