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Shree Mahalakshmi Ambabai Temple @ Kolhapur (Maharashtra)


Shree Mahalakshmi Ambabai Temple @ Kolhapur by Drifter Baba

Shree Mahalakshmi Ambabai Temple: 

Mahalakshmi temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess Lakshmi. It is one of the most important religious places in Kolhapur (Maharashtra). 

Its construction was done during the Chalukya regime in the 7th centuries which is mounted on a stone platform. The idol of Maa Lakshmi is made with gems stone and its approximate weight is about 40 kg. Shree Yantra is also carved in one of the walls which is one of the attractions for the devotees. 

There is mention about this temple in various Puran and the place is visited by many great personalities like Kohan King Kamdev, Chalukya, Shilhara, Yadavas of Devagiri dynasties, Adi Shankaracharya, Shivaji, Samhaji, etc.

This is must visit place for spiritual tourism.

Shree Mahalakshmi Ambabai Temple Timing:  07:30 AM to 12:00 PM & 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM (Everyday).

Best time to visit: All time. During the summer, it's a bit hot.


Entry Fees:  No entry fee for general darshan. You have to pay only if want to perform some special rituals.


Address - Shree Mahalakshmi Ambabai Temple:

Shree Mahalaxmi Ambabai Temple

Mahadwar Rd, B Ward, C Ward, Kolhapur, Maharashtra 416012 (INDIA)


Special occasion:

Every day thousands of devotees visited there. During Navaratri, there will be a very huge crowd of devotees.  Every weekend d and holiday, you can expect a huge crowd also.

Places to visit in & around Kolhapur:

  • Shree Mahalakshmi Ambabai Temple
  • Rankala Lake
  • Kolhapur Palace
  • Shree Jyotiba Devasthan
  • Siddhagiri Gramjivan Sangrahalaya
  • Kaneri Math
  • Narsinghwadi Datta Mandir
  • Jyotiba Temple
  • Kopeshwar Temple
  • Panhala Fort

Parking Places: Finding Parking near The temple is very difficult as the surrounding rods are very narrow and it is cover by the local market. Better to park your vehicle either in Hotel or some other parking place and use local taxis or Auto Rikshaw to reach the temple. 

How to reach Kolhapur: 

By Air: The nearest Airport is in Kolhapur which is 9 km from the temple. You will find multiple flights from different cities in India.

By Rail: The nearest railway station is C Shahumharaj T Railway station, situated in Kolhapur. It is well connected with other Indian cities. You can catch buses, Autos, or private taxis to reach the temple.

Buses: The nearest main bus stand is in Kolhapur. You can find multiple buses from different nearby cities like Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad Goa, etc. 

Private Taxis/ Autos: You will find lots of Autos and Taxis here as it is one of the famous tourist destinations in Maharashtra. Here Autos Rickshaw and Taxis are quite cheaper.


Distance from major nearby cities

  • Mumbai: 376 km
  • Pune: 233 km
  • Satara: 122 km
  • Bangalore:  612 km     
  • Hubli: 201 km
  • Hyderabad: 568 km
  • Belgaum: 113 km 
  • Goa: 214 km


Accommodation near Mahalakshmi Ambabai Temple: 

You will find many accommodations near the Temple. Accommodation there is quite reasonable and you will find hotels in a different price range.


Food & Restaurant near Mahalakshmi Ambabai Temple:

This is one of the famous tourist destinations in Kolhapur and thousands of devotees visit there every day. You will find a few decent restaurants where you can get North Indian, South Indian food. You will also find lots of street food around which is common in Kolhapur.


Few Photos:

Shree Mahalakshmi Ambabai Temple @ Kolhapur by Drifter Baba

Shree Mahalakshmi Ambabai Temple @ Kolhapur by Drifter Baba

Visit Date: 04 May 2017