HARIHARESHWAR

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Location : 25-km Form Shri Vardhan In Raigad District Of Maharashtra
Famous As: Dakshin Kashi
Presiding Deity: Kalbhairav (Lord Shivaa)
Also Known As: Harihar' Or 'Pushpadri

The town of Harihareshwar is located 25-km form Shri Vardhan in Raigad district of Maharashtra State. It is one of the finest places in Konkan, just 130-km from Pune . It is known for Kalbhairav-the Shivaa Temple and also for tranquil and picturesque beach. Harihareshwar is known as Kashi of Southern India. Harihareshwar is also known as 'Harihar' or 'Pushpadri'. The atmosphere here is very auspicious and creates pleasure.

The Temple

The temple is situated on the seashore. It's an old temple and the construction period of this temple cannot be easily said. The temple might be constructed in Shivaaji's Period as one can find such sculptures. The temple attracts large number of devotees. It was re-constructed by First Bajirao Peshawa in 1723.

The Idols

The temple consists of idols of Brahma - Vishnu - Mahesh and Devi Parvati. The other temples in the premises are of Shri Kalbhairav and Shri Yogeshwari.

Other Attractions

The beach is a marvellous place with its soft sands, clean waters and brilliant sunshine. About 4-km away there is a 'Peshwa' Smarak and Bankot Fort at Bagmandala, which is also worth visiting.

HOW TO GET THERE

Air: The nearest airport is at Mumbai .

Rail: The nearest railway station is Mangaon on the Konkan Railway.

Road: By road Mumbai is nearly 200-km away. The nearest Mumbai-Goa highway point is about 60 kms at Goregaon, which is about 170-km from Mumbai. State road service operates buses regularly to this place.

WHERE TO STAY

Accommodation is available in the Dharamshalas and hotels at Raigad.



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