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About Jyotiba Temple

Jyotiba Temple is a sacred place of Hinduism near Wadi Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, India. The idol of the temple is known by the same name JyotibaJyotibaJyotiba
After defeating Kolhasur & other devils...
and is held by the locals to be an embodiment of three gods: BrahmaBrahmaBrahma
According to Hinduism, the whole creation is the work of Trimurti (the Hindu Trinity)...
, VishnuVishnuVishnu
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, Mahesha, and JamadagniJamadagniJamadagni
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. An annual fair takes place on the full moon night of the Hindu calendar of Chaitra and Vaisakha months. Jyotiba temple is a famous Hindu religious destination located in the Panhala range of Maharashtra. It is believed that the Jyotiba is created from the souls of three Hindu trinity Gods, Brahma, Vishnu, and ShivaShivaShiva
Shiva is one of the Supreme Gods of Hindu Trinity that ...
.

It is located to the north of Kolhapur, surrounded by green Panhala range mountains. Jyotiba Temple is 17 km north-west of Kolhapur. According to the Hindu tradition, the original Kedareshwar temple was built by Navji Saya. In 1730, Ranoji Scindia also known as Ranoji Rao Scindia built the present temple in its place. This shrine is 57 ft x 37 ft x 77 ft high including the peak. The second temple of Kedareshwar is 49 ft x 22 ft x 89 ft high. This shrine was constructed by Daulatrao Sindhia in 1808. The third one is Ramling temple, which is 13 ft x 13 ft x 40 ft high including its dome in 1780 by Malji Nilam Panhalkar.

History and Legends

After defeating Kolhasur, a demon & other devils; the goddess of health, wealth & prosperity Goddess Mahalaxmi (Ambabai) decided to settle in Kolhapur (Karveer). For the complete defense of her empire, she elected four guards at the four sides of Kolhapur (Karveer). Among these four guards the most important are Jyotiba; to whom Mahalaxmi elected on the northern side. Jyotiba is even called as Kedareshwar.

According to Hindu Methodology, Jyotiba helped Mahalaxmi in her fight with the demons. Legend says that the three gods took the form of Jyotiba (DattatreyaDattatreyaDattatreya
Dattatreya is a Hindu deity who has the virtues of all the three Supreme Gods of Hindu,...
) to destroy the evil Ratnasur. He founded his kingdom on this mountain. He belongs to the Nath path. He was born in the hands of Vimalmbuja, the wife of the sage Pougand, on Chaitra Shukla.

Accommodation
Good accommodation is available in Kolhapur.

Darshan Timings
5.00A.M to 9.30P.M

Annual Festivals
An annual Jyotiba Temple Fair takes place on the full moon night of the Hindu calendar of Chaitra and Vaisakha month. Every year on Chaitra Shuddha 11 i.e. on the occasion of Ekadashi day millions of devotees gather on Jyotiba hill. They celebrate their joy of visiting god Jyotiba by dancing with the sticks known as Sasankathi.

On Chaitra Poornima a big fair is held, when billions of devotees come with (Sasan) sticks. Due to scattering of ‘Gulal,’ the whole Jyotiba hill is turned pink.

 

 



 


 
 

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