Mahabaleshwar Temple

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  • 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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TripHobo Highlights for Mahabaleshwar Temple

  • Mahabaleshwar Temple Address: State highway 34 KA, Old Mahabaleshwar, Mahabaleshwar, Satara, India
  • Mahabaleshwar Temple Contact Number: +9102168-260318
  • Mahabaleshwar Temple Timing: 05:00 am - 09:00 pm
  • Mahabaleshwar Temple Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Mahabaleshwar Temple(preferred time): 09:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Time required to visit Mahabaleshwar Temple: 00:30 Mins
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Things to Know Before Visiting Mahabaleshwar Temple

  • 95% of people who visit Mahabaleshwar include Mahabaleshwar Temple in their plan

  • 72.18% of people start their Mahabaleshwar Temple visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Mahabaleshwar Temple

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

93.91% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mahabaleshwar Temple

People normally club together Arthur's Seat Point and Elephants Head Point while planning their visit to Mahabaleshwar Temple.

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  • Amazing, Just cant imagine the locations where god is present. Truly delighted after visiting the temple. In one of the temples you will see water flowing, which you can drink and the water is much better then packed drinking water. Nature at its best.

  • It is located in old mahabaleshwar area and is quite a popular tourist attraction. We visited this place in the morning and the weather was very pleasant here. There is a small market leading up to the temple. You can buy goggles, hats etc. There are a lot of corn, Maggie shops as well. The background of the temple is superb which makes for clicking nice, beautiful pictures to take back with yourself.

  • In the recent times, Krishnamai Temple has been seeing visitors who flock to see this medieval object of interest. It is conferred upon with the status of ‘Protected Monument’ by the State Government. A quaint hill-station, known for its cool climate, Mahabaleshwar has been frequented by all in Pune and is one of the most popular destinations for a weekend get-away. But such finds of historical nature and relics of tremendous fascination might just change the way you look at Mahabaleshwar. Address: Old Mahabaleshwar

  • This temple is thought to be the start of River Krishna. Its is around 500 year old Shiva temple carved of stone. The Shiv Ling is Rudraksh-shaped. The temple history is supported by a very old Hindu mythological story. I would recommend wearing a raincoat instead of using umbrellas during rainy season as it is a crowded narrow place. Inside of the temple is very calm and peaceful.

  • 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.

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