(Last Updated on : 03/11/2014)
Hedvi village, one of the compact villages
, lies in the Konkan region of Maharashtra
. It is situated along the coast of Arabian Sea
and is close to Guhagar town. The village is home to various temples
, a fine beach and other religious sites. It is one of the ideal weekend destinations for the natives of the region and also tourists.
Attractions of Hedvi Village
It is popular for ancient temples like Lord Ganesha
Temple and Sri Dasabhuj Lakshmi Ganesh Devasthan. The name of the Sri Dasabhuj Lakshmi Ganesh Devasthan is derived from the idol of Lord Ganesha that possess dashboard, which means ten hands in Hindi
. The idol is 3 feet high. As per locals, the temple has been built during the reign of Peshwas and the marble stones for constructing the Ganesha idol were brought from Jammu and Kashmir
. Every year in Magh, a grand ceremony along with a procession of idol in a chariot is held between Shukla Chaturthi to Shashthi. The occasion is a great crowd puller.
Hedvi village also shelters Uma Maheshwari Temple
and the Brahman Ghal, a natural gorge. The Brahman Ghal is formed on the surface of the Arabian Sea shore. It possesses a depth of around 20 ft and stretches about 35 ft. During the tidal period, with 2 ft wideness, the gorge produces milky bubbles.
The beach of Hedvi village is an ideal weekend holiday destination for those who are looking for a secluded spot away from the hustle bustle of city life. Hedvi beach is a black sand cove nestled amidst the two white sand beaches of Guhagar-Velneshwar and Ganpatipule. It is lined with coconut trees
that escalate the charm of the beach. This quit beach is home to rocky shore and orchards of mango
, chinook, palms and many other fruits
and taking a dip in the beach ideally should be avoided. However, it is a paradise for the enthusiastic motor bike riders.
Connectivity of Hedvi Village
Hedvi village is located about 275 Kms from Pune
and approximately 300 Kms from Mumbai
. The closest railway
station is Chiplun which is around 50 Kms from Hedvi.