I am Hedvi Beach. Am I just any other seashore? No! I am a tranquil beach resting peacefully tucked away in the coves on Konkan region. Hedvi Beach is not just any sun and sand beaches, which people visit and forget. I have a divine presence lying in the lap on nature that reflects our culture and Hindu mythology.
The black sands of my cove stretch between the Guhagar and Velaneshwar white-sand beaches and end at the famous Uma Maheshwari Temple. Clusters of solid rocks dominate me, with milky white tidal waves washing my feet.
But my story doesn’t begin here. I belong to the ear of Hindu Gods and my history dates back to the mythological saga where Hindu Gods like Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi visited me themselves. The temple build in Hedvi Beach serenity is ancient in its existence and rare in its form.
This unique temple in the vicinity Hedvi Beach surroundings is the Lakshmi –Ganesh temple which has been intricately carved in white stone. The idol stands 3 feet high and is believed to belong to the valleys of the beautiful Kashmir. The idol depicts Lord Ganesha with ten hands; hence, it is called as Dashabhuja Ganapati.
People from all across the country come to my beach and visit this ancient temple to seek blessings and attain salvation. I have a grand ceremony held in my vicinity of the temple with thousands of people attending the chariot procession in the Magh period of the Hindu calendar.
You can reach my ‘rusticville’ destination, which I am famously known as; by either road or a local ferry. Reach Hedvi Beach as you witness a rare phenomenon of nature where my rocks have been continuously graded by the sea and resulted in the formation of a 20 feet deep ridge or gorge which id 1-2 feet in width.
Experience the sheer gush of sea in a rustic backdrop surrounded by the serenity of Gods themselves as it is believed that I am one of the rare places on earth where Gods set their feet!