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Harihareshwar Temple – हरिहरेश्वर मंदिर

A land beleived to be blessed by Vishnu according to legends and proclaimed as ‘devghar’, Harihareshwar and the Harihareshwar temple is of foremost importance relegiously. Promulgated as the ‘Dakshin Kashi’ Harihareshwar with its temple complex with deities of Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma along with the temples of Kalbhairav and Yogeshwari is an important pilgrim centre and is chiefly responsible for exhalting harihareshwar as a tourist destination! Share

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Diveagar Temple

Suvarana Ganesh Temple : History of Suvarnaganesha is quite fascinating. It was on the special day of November 17th 1998 (Sankashti Chaturthi as per the Hindu calendar) that there was found a copper box beneath the earth some 40-50 cm. It was weighing 30 kilos,37.5 cm(27 inches) in length,45 cm(18 inches) wide,17.5(7 inches) in height, in a coconut cultivation near the temple. Share

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Shekhadi beach – शेखाडी समुद्र

On one side are the small, tiled, cottages, on the other the mighty ocean dashing against the rocks. This scene persists with us till we enter Diveagar village. On the way we seldom notice how we have passed through villages like Valavati, Kodiwali, Shekhadi, Bharadkhol, each with 10 or twenty huts The beach is covered with silvery sand, the many designs caused by the moving crabs and the multicoloured hew of thousands of shells. The strong westerly winds refresh us. and we are tempted to take a break and sit by the sea side. Share

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Vakalghar – वाखळघर

There are five water tanks here. It is said that when the holy river Ganga descended on earth at Rajapur in Ratnagiri district, it also descended at this spot. The tanks have steps to go down to the water�s edge. Behind are the two temples, one of Mahadev and the other of Ganga Yamuna. There are two sets of statues of Ganga-Yamuna, one made out of marble is larger and the other is smaller and kept outside. Ganga appears only at specific times, probably because of seismic movements. It has become a great place of pilgrimage of devotees. Away from …

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Devkhol-Ancient shiv god temple :

The entire trek is through dense forests and one sometimes starts wondering if one has lost his way. The temple area is very lonely and silent. Te only movement is that of the priest who comes daily to offer prayers. Even during the day one feels �lost�. The area is picturesque and is obviously of very great age. The Puranas, while describing Harihareswar refer to �Kusumeshwar in the north� This testifies to its great age. Inside the temple there are two shivalings a larger one in the sanctum and a smaller one in the Assembly Hall. There is also a …

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Murud Janjira

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A wooden structure created in 16th century by some fishermen in order to seek protection from pirates, today this impregnable fort serves as an important tourist attraction. It is also believed to be the stronghold of the Siddy Dynasty. What makes this structure all the more striking is its beautiful location and surroundings. Situated on an oval shaped rock about 15 kms from Diveagar, the place is flanked by Arabian Sea on all sides. The fort was renovated to the present structure and now comprises of numerous towers and turrets for the storage of ammunition with aim of seeking security. …

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