Mahabaleshwar TempleCurrently Open [Closes at 09:00 pm]
- Address: State highway 34 KA, Old Mahabaleshwar, Mahabaleshwar, Satara, India
- Timings: 05:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
- Phone: +9102168-260318
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Historical Site, Family And Kids
Mahabaleshwar Temple - Review
The Mahabali or Mahabaleshwar Temple is another example of the Maratha heritage of Mahabaleshwar. Built by the Chanda Rao More dynasty in the 16th century, the temple is built in the South Indian Hemadanta style of architecture. Mahabaleshwar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the important pilgrimage sites for the Hindus. The temple is situated in the Old Kshetra Mahabaleshwar, which is about 6 km north of the main city.
The temple is enclosed by a 5 feet wall and is divided into two areas, the inner and outer rooms. The inner room or the sanctum sanctorum has Shiva as its presiding deity, with a black stone lingam known as Swayambhu, which is the 500 years old self-originated lingam and is enshrined within the sanctum sanctorum. This self-originated lingam is in the shape of Rudraksha and is called Mahalingam, which is considered to be superior to the twelve Jyothir Lingams (stone incarnation of Lord Shiva) as its central figure. You'll find several carvings of Shiva's vehicle, the sacred bull and Kalbairav, his bodyguard. The temple also houses Shiva's bed, damru and trishul, dating back 300 years. Legend has it that the bed used to be crumpled in the morning, indicating Shiva's presence during the night at the temple. An important temple on any Shiv-bhakt's pilgrimage plan, this temple has a serene, tranquil ambience that will transport you to higher realms of spirituality. The main draw is the ancient Mahabaleshwar Temple with its 6-foot-tall linga, of which only the tip can be seen.
According to the legend, the Maratha ruler, King Shivaji weighed his mother Jijabai in gold at this platform and then gave away the gold in charity. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Mahabaleshwar Itinerary 3 Days.
Mahabaleshwar Temple Information
- The peace of the religious centre should be maintained at all times.
- Modest dressing is recommended.
- Photography without permission is not advisable.
How To reach Mahabaleshwar Temple by Public Transport
- Local sightseeing bus, private tourist’s bus, rented taxi or private cars.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Mahabaleshwar Temple
95% of people who visit Mahabaleshwar include Mahabaleshwar Temple in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
72.18% of people start their Mahabaleshwar Temple visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Mahabaleshwar Temple
93.91% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mahabaleshwar Temple
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Spirituality everywhere. Architecture is amazing. Start your day with prayers and enjoy rest of the day visiting local tourist spots. Don’t forget to catch up on strawberry shake.
Very nice temple. Supposed to have something like a ~800 years history, if not longer. Though there is the usual tourist crowd, there is still some level of tranquility in this place, atleast once you get out and walk around the temple. Architecture of the temple also presents some nice photo opps. There are a couple of other temples right next door. Should go to all of them when here
It's a very old temple. The temple was nice and calm. It's one of the three temples related with the stories of their creation. The information regarding the creation. Is present In the temple itself. It's quite big. IF you are visiting mahabaleshwar then do visit the three temples they are a great place to visit.
Beautifully handcrafted stone buildings. Fresh environment. Love the place. True followers of Lord Shiva (Mahabaleshwar) will love this place.
Temple is still alive it feels when you enter inside gives you great 👌 feeling and peace and prosperity I went in July the foggy feel and the cold trust me it's one of the best experience I had when I visited here probably best time hotel saj resort was great place to stay since one of the best property I came across beautiful view of life and natural things .
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