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Location: In Kolhapur, Maharashtra
Deity Worshipped: Goddess Laxmi
Celebrated: When The Rays Of The Setting Sun Bow At The Feet Of The Goddess.
Celebrated On: 31st January, 1st February, 2nd February And On 9th, 10th, And 11th November.

The Mahalaxmi /Mahalakshmi temple at Kolhapur is an exquisitely carved temple and draws millions of pilgrims from all over India. Kiran Utsav is one among the many festivals celebrated here. The rays of the setting sun, bow at the feet of the goddess through a window for a while before vanishing, a wonder of the wise architects who built the temple.

This special event is celebrated by thousands of devotees as 'KiranUtsav'. This festival is celebrated at evenings on 31st January, 1st February, 2nd February and on the 9th, 10th, and 11th November every year.


Kolhapur is well connected by air, rail and road with the important places within and beyond the state. For local transportation city buses and taxis are available.


Accommodation is available at the hotels in Kolhapur.

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