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Around Shrivardhan. Shrivardhan is flanked by Harihareshwar and Diveagar on either sides and are about 20 Kms each from Shrivardhan. Both these beaches …

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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Shrivardhan Beach – श्रीवर्धन समुद्र किनारा

Shrivardhan Beach : Shriwardhan Beach : The coast is about 3 kilometres long, very clean and very calm. This is the main attraction of Shrivardhan. Walk around the beach and feel exhilarated. One after the other about 15 Kms from each other these beaches together make the Raigad beaches. The Kondivali beach in Shrivardhan is also a fishing port – Kalcha Jivana, and watching the life at this fishing hamlet is a great experiance in itself. Shrivardhan beach is very well developed by local authorities. Beach is vast and clean. It is safe for swimming. It is protected by mountains …

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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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