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About Shrivardhan This is Coastal Konkan within 200 KM reach from Pune. Gentle winds, soft sands and inviting waters make Shriwardhan-Diveagar irresistible to beach lovers. Also, If one relishes sea-food, there is no dearth of delicacies to sample here. Shrivardhan is counted among the popular tourist destinations and is located in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The town itself does have many beaches as its a Peninsula. The whole area is abundantly scattered with a plethora of long extensions of tranquil and attractive beaches like Diveagar Beach, Harihareshwar and Kondivali beach. The tranquility and scenic beauty at the beach is …

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Peshwa Birth Place (Smarak) : पेशवे स्मारक

Balaji Vishwanath (Bhat) (1662�1720), better known as Peshwa Balaji Vishwanath, was the first of a series of hereditary Peshwas (Marathi for Prime Minister) hailing from the Marathi Chitpavan Brahmin family who gained effective control of the Maratha Empire during the 18th century. Balaji Vishwanath assisted a young Maratha Emperor Shahu to consolidate his grip on a kingdom that had been racked by civil war and persistent attack by the Mughals under Aurangzeb. Statue of Balaji Vishwanath Peshwa at Shrivardhan in Raigad. This area is considered to be the seat of the Peshwas (legendary warriors of Maratha empire) and the statue …

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Somjai Devi Temple – सोमजाई देवी मंदिर

This Mandir is situated at the centre of Shriwardhan city, Raigad. The temple is located in an open ground along the main road. It is built on a rise and steps lead up to it. There is a modern concrete structure in front of the old tiled sanctum, built in a typical Konkani fashion.The Goddess Somjai combines in herself the four deities–Shiva, Bhavani, Vasuki and Nandi. Somjai Devi Mandir is known for its miraculous healing power. It is believed that person with snake bite can be cured when taken to Somjai Devi Mandir. Share

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