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Sri Mahalakshmi temple

Moolavar : Mahalakshmi
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : NA
Thala Virutcham : NA
Theertham : NA
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : NA
City : Kolhapur
District : Kolhapur
State : Maharashtra




   Navarathri in September-October is very grandly celebrated in the temple.

Temple's Speciality:

   This is one of the 52 Shakti Peetas in the country. The rays of Sun fall on Mother Mahalakshmi twice a year though the window in the sanctum sanctorum.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


   Sri Mahalakshmi Temple, Kolhapur, (Karaveera Peetam), Kolhapur, Maharashtra.



General Information:

   There are shrines in the temple for the darshan of Mothers Kali, Saraswathi, Sita, Lords Kasi Viswanatha, Panduranga, Lakshmana, Sri Rama with Sri Anjaneya and the Navagrahas the nine planets.


   Prayer to Mother Mahalakshmi would relieve the devotee of any evil effect on him/her, is the staunch faith of the people.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform abishek to Mother and offer Vastras.

Greatness Of Temple:

   There are 50 small temples around Mother Mahalashmi temple besides 3000 temples in this place.??The temple being one among the 52 Shakti Peetas in the country is built according to Maratha tradition.??A demon, Kohlasura by name was destroyed by Mother appearing on Her lion vahan, punching him with Her club in this place.??There are beautiful Deepa Sthambas ? lamp - posts in the western entrance called Mahadwara.??Garuda Mandap and Lord Vinayaka shrine are opposite the sanctum sanctorum.??Mother graces the devotees in a standing posture on a square peeta.??The antiquity of the idol made of rare and precious black gems is believed to date back to 1300 years.??Mother is holding the nectar pot in Her hand while Adisesha is behind Her as an umbrella.

Temple History:

   When the fury of sea rose to great heights during the Pralaya ? a tsunami ? all places on earth were destroyed but the one ? this place, as it was lifted by the kind?Karaveera ? Kara-hand, Veera-might of Mother Mahalakshmi.??While departing from Kasi, as prayed by Sage Agasthya, Lord Shiva built this place, equally great as Kasi ? now?Varanasi.??It was known then as Kulapuram.

Special Features:

   Miracle Based:?The rays of Sun fall on Mother Mahalaskhmi twice a year during the evenings through then holes in the window of the sanctum sanctorum.?

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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