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Sangam Mahuli, Satara Overview

Sangam Mahuli and Kshetra Mahuli are two villages that are located at the confluence of the Venna and the Krishna rivers in the Satara district of Maharashtra. Sangam translates to Confluence. Sangam Mahuli is a popular pilgrimage destination in Satara. It is famous for the 18th and 19th-century temples that boast a typical Maratha style of architecture. The village of Kshetra Mahuli is on the other side of River Krishna. It is believed to be the birthplace of Ramshastri Prabhune, a popular political and spiritual advisor of the Peshva period. Sangam Mahuli is a must-visit place for heritage and architecture enthusiasts. Travellers are advised to be careful if visiting the village during the monsoon season. The rivers tend to flood and the entire area can be prohibited on some days.

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Temples - History and Architecture

Two famous temples are located at this spot of the confluence of the two rivers - Vishveshwar Temple and the Rameshwar Temple. The Sri Kashi Visveshwar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is located in Sangam Mahuli. The temple is believed to have been build by Shripatrao Pant Pratinidhi back in 1735 CE. The temple had been built in Hemadpant architectural style on the banks of the Krishna River. The temple structure comprises of a garbhagriha, an antarala and a sabhamandap that are made in basalt stone. Lord Shiva appears in the form of a lingam in the sanctum sanctorum. The temple walls are beautifully adorned with intricately carved sculptures. The walls leading up to the sanctum sanctorum, display idols of Goddess Parvati and Lord Ganesha. Another major architectural marvel of the Visveshwar Temple is the 60 feet tall lamp-post that is carved out of a single block of stone. The post has carved provisions to place oil lamps. At the entrance of this temple, you can spot a Nandi Temple. The Nandi Temple has an exquisitely carved dome and is frequented by the devotees who come to visit the Visveshwar Temple. The Rameshwar Temple is located in Kshetra Mahuli. This temple is also dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Best Time to Visit Sangam Mahuli

Any season except the monsoon is recommended to visit Sangam Mahuli. Travellers planning to visit this village during the rainy season are advised caution. The rivers tend to overflow and visiting these villages may be prohibited. You can get a glimpse of these rivers from the flyover on the Satara - Koregaon road.

How To Reach Sangam Mahuli

Sangam Mahuli is located at a distance of 5 km from the Satara Bus Station. This village is situated at the confluence of the Venna and Krishna Rivers. You can hire an auto or a private taxi from the bus station to reach Sangam Mahuli. Alternatively, you can reach the village on a two-wheeler/ bike as well.

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