Jyotiba temple Kolhapur


Jyotiba temple is one of the holy spots for the Hindus which is situated near Wadi Ratnagiri in the district of Kolhapur in Maharashtra.The deity in the temple is worshipped by the locals and is also known by the same name, Jyotiba. The place is known to be the incarnation of three Hindu gods namely Vishnu, Brahma and Mahesh. Annual fairs are held on the nights of full month according to the Hindu calendar on the months of chaitra and vaishakha. The temple is situated at 17 km from north-west of Kolhapur district and according to the sayings the original founder of Kadareshwar temple was Navija Saya. Again in the year of 1730 Ranoji Scindia renovated the temple, which can be seen today. This temple is approximately 57 feet x 37 feet x 77 feet high.

The second temple of Kedareshwar is 49 feet x 22 feet x 89 feet high and the third temple is 13 feet x 13 feet x 40 feet high. It also includes the dome. This temple was made by Malji Nilam Panhalkar in circa in 1780. The second temple was made by Daulatrao Sindhia in the year 1808. This is one of the sacred places for the Hindus.


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  1. Jyotiba temple beats temple elephants up Jyotiba temple in Kolhapur, India. I never go to India. Sunder, a 14 year–old Indian elephant, is supposed to be living in a sanctuary. Instead, he is being chained and beaten. Undercover video footage just released by PETA India reveals a malnourished–looking Sunder, chained by two legs, writhing in pain and struggling to stand as a mahout (handler) strikes him repeatedly with a wooden pole.

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