Must-Visit Beautiful Temples in Mahabaleshwar


Temples in Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar is a hill station located in the Western Ghats, in Satara district of Maharashtra. Known for its captivating beauty and the beautiful strawberry farms, the city comprises of ancient temples, boarding schools, manicured and lush green dense forest, waterfalls, hills, valleys. On the banks of River Krishna, these temples of Mahabaleshwar offer a spiritual experience that is unique.

Here is the list of 3 Must-Visit Beautiful Temples in Mahabaleshwar

1. Mahabaleshwar Temple, Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar Temple, Mahabaleshwar
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Located at a distance of 6 km from the city of Mahabaleshwar; Mahabaleshwar temple is an ancient shrine and an ideal example of the Maratha heritage. Popularly known as the Mahabali, the temple is flocked by tourists and devotees throughout the year to bask in the serenity and tranquillity offered here. The temple is extremely popular among the Hindus, as Lord Shiva is the presiding deity here. Set up amidst the hilly terrain, this picturesque temple glorifies the Maratha Empire and its rule during the 16th century.

2. Panch Ganga Temple, Mahabaleshwar

Panch Ganga Temple, Mahabaleshwar

Located at the confluence of five rivers - River Krishna, Koyna, Gayatri, Savitri and Veena, the Panch Ganga Temple is a stunning ancient religious monument which was built by Singhandeo, a Yadava King in the 13th century. It has a stone waterspout called Gaumukhi from where, it is believed, that the five rivers originate. The structure, however, is an architectural treat to the eyes and draws enough tourist year on year.

3. Krishnabai Temple, Mahabaleshwar

Krishnabai Temple, Mahabaleshwar

The Krishnabai Temple in Mahabaleshwar is a temple built in 1888, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Overlooking the picturesque Krishna Valley, it is believed that the location of this temple is the origin of the Krishna River. There is a carved Gomukh (Face of a Cow), through which water from the temple diverges into River Krishna. While the temple hosts a Shiva lingam and an exquisite statue of Lord Krishna, it also boasts of stone-carved columns and ceilings that showcase the ancient Hemadpanti architectural stye.

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