The spell of Mahalakshmi Kolhapur
Mahalakshmi Temple at Kolhapur is the seedh Shakti Peeth of Goddess. Mahalaxmi Devi at Kolhapur got the name from Goddess Mahalakshmi, who used to live here with Lord Vishnu. Mahalaxmi Devi is well known for miraculous powers and it is believed that whoever devotes himself fully to Mahalaxmi achieves salvation from worldly desires.
Kolhapur Mahalakshmi Temple was built in 700 AD. It was made to sit on a big stone and is studded with gems weighing about 40 kgs. The Goddess Mahalakshmi is also known as Goddess Ambabai. Mahalakshmi is a goddess with four arms. The interesting fact about Mahalakshmi is that the sun rays fall on her feet, early in the morning. Every full moon night, the Mahalakshmi idol is taken around as a procession in the courtyard.
Mahalakshmi Temple is blessed with superpowers and attracts deities from far places all over India.
Mahalakshmi Devi is mentioned in many Puranas as it was about 5,000 to 6,000 years old. The statue of Mahalaxmi is crowned with a cobra hood and is loaded with gems and jewelry. Kolhapur is a place in Maharashtra and is known for many ancient monuments. Kolhapur Devi temple is very well connected with trains and buses to all major destinations of India. Within the city of Kolhapur also, 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. Mahalakshmi Devi was believed to be very kind towards devotees.
Shree Mahalaxmi Ambabai Temple Kolhapur Timings
- Opening Time – 4:00 am
- Padyapuja and Mukhmarjan – 5:00 am
- Kakad Arti – 5:30 am
- Morning Mahapuja – 8:00 am
- Afternoon Mahapuja – 11:30 am
- Alankar Puja – 1:30 pm
- Dhuparti – 8:00 pm
- Shejarti – 10:00 pm
- Temple Closes at – 10:30 pm