The spell of Mahalakshmi Kolhapur
I, Mahalaskhmi Temple at Kolhapur am the seedh Shakti Peeth of Goddess. I got my name from Goddess Mahalaskhmi, who used to live here with Lord Vishnu. I am well known for my miraculous powers and it is believed that whoever devotes himself fully to me achieves salvation from worldly desires.
I was built in 700 AD. I was made to sit on a big stone and is studded with gems weighing about 40 kgs. I, Goddess Mahalakshmi is also known as Goddess Amba Bai and am a goddess with four arms. The interesting fact about me is that the sunrays fall on my feet, early in the morning. Every full moon night, my idol is taken around as a procession in my courtyard.
I, Mahalakshmi Temple, am blessed with super powers and attract deities from far places all over India.
I, Mahalaksmi, am mentioned in many puranas as I am about 5,000 to 6,000 years old. My statue is crowned with a cobra hood and is loaded with gems and jewellery. Kolhapur is a place in Maharashtra and is known for many ancient monuments. I am very well connected with trains and buses to all major destinations of India. Within the city Kolhapur also, the public transport is readily available.
There is a big festive celebration all through the year. The special festive days are 31st January, 1st February, 2nd February, 9th November, 10th November and 11th November. I am believed to be very kind towards my devotees.