(Last Updated on : 26/02/2013)
Panchganga Temple in Mahabaleshwar
is one of the most prominent tourist attraction sites in Maharashtra
. The word "Panch" means five and "Ganga" means river. It is believed that water from five different rivers like the Koyna River
, Krishna Rive
r, Venna Rive
r, Savitri River and Gayatri River join near the Panchganga Temple.
The water from all the five rivers comes out of a stone carved cow's mouth. The temple is very beautiful and there is a statue of a bull, known as Nandi
and there is a Lord Shiva
lingam inside the Panchganga Temple which is very old.
The Panchganga Temple was built in the 13th century by Raja Singhandeo, the king of the Yadavas of Devgiri
. In the 16th century the temple was improved by the Maratha Emperor Shivaji
The people from all the parts of India come and visit this place. There are also many shops outside the temple from where the tourists can get strawberries and jellies. The strawberries and the jellies are famous in Mahabaleshwar.
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