Kolhapur Mahalakshmi Temple Darshan Timings and Online Booking

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Kolhapur Mahalakshmi Temple

Kolhapur Mahalakshmi Temple is regarded as one of the eighteen sacred Maha Shakti Peethams located on the Indian subcontinent. The Temple is a significant pilgrimage destination, particularly for followers of the Shaktism religion. These Temples or Peethams are listed and commended by Adi Shankaracharya in the Ashta Dasa Peetha Stotram. It is thought that worshipping at Peethams will bring eternal protection against all calamities as well as bountiful good health and wealth for the devotee.

It is believed that every day at noon, Lord Dattatreya visits Goddess Mahalakshmi to seek her blessings. It is said that the darshan of Sri Balaji in Tirumala Devasthanam in Andhra Pradesh is incomplete without a visit to the Goddess Mahalakshmi in Kolhapur. It is believed that the Goddess Mahalakshmi’s idol is composed of precious stones and dates back 5,000 years. The idol is fashioned from a single rock and weighs around 40 kg.

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Kolhapur Mahalakshmi Temple Darshan Timings and Online Booking

  • Special Darshan 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. Darshan 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Timing may vary during festivals and special occasions.
Timings Rituals
4:30 AM Darshan
4:30 AM Kakad Aarti
8:00 AM Mahapooja (morning)
9:30 AM Naivadyam
11:30 AM Mahapooja (afternoon)
7:30 PM Bhog Aarti
10:00 PM Shej Aarti

Kolhapur Mahalakshmi Temple History

According to historical documents, the history of the Kolhapur Mahalakshmi Temple dates back to about 550 and 660 AD, under the Chalukya dynasty. It is generally accepted that the original Temple was constructed during this period by the Chalukyas, as evidenced by its distinct architectural style. However, in the eighth century, an earthquake destroyed the majority of the ancient structures. Some pieces have survived and are still visible today.

Long ago, the Kolhapur Mahalakshmi Temple was obscured by dense vegetation and unknown to the outside world. Eventually, in 109 AD, the Konkan King Karnadeo discovered the presence of the temple.

The walkway on which devotees circumambulate the main shrine was constructed by King Gandaraditya of the Shilahara dynasty (1100 CE). He also constructed two temples devoted to the deities Mahakali and Saraswati. The Matulinga on the second floor of the main sanctuary is thought to have been installed during the Yadava era.

The 18th-century inscription at the eastern entrance of the Kolhapur Mahalakshmi Temple Complex dates back to the Maratha dynasty. It adds that the Dhabades and Gaikwads who ruled the region at the time carried out the renovations.

Shrimant Jahagirdar Babasaheb Ghatge placed the nine planets’ idols in the Navagraha Temple in 1941. Sri Shankaracharya of Sankeshwar erected the five domes or spires relatively recently, in the 19th century. The Garud Mandap was constructed between 1838 and 1843 by Daji Pandit. It is believed that the Kurma Mandap and Ganapati Chowk were constructed by the Yadava dynasty.


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