AKKALKOT

Shree Swami Samarth Akkalkot Solapur
Shree Swami Samarth
Akkalkot, one of the important pilgrimage in Maharashtra is sanctified by the stay of Shree Swami Samarth and Shree Gajanan Maharaj.

Earlier it was a princely state. The king of this state Malojiraje Bhosale was a staunch devotee of Shree Swami Samarth, the incarnation of Shree Dattatraya. Before settling at Akkalkot, Swami had taken an extensive pilgrimage to various holy places. He took Samadhi in 1878 at Akkalkot.

Shree Vatvruksha Swami Samarth Temple's Daily Routine
05.00Kakad Aarti
07.00 to 11.00Abhishek
11.30Naivedya Aarti
19.45 to 20.30Shej Aarti
21.00Temple Closed

Mahaprasad by Shree Swami Samarth Annachhatra Mandal
Timings11.30 to 15.00, 21.00 to 23.00

Nearby Holy Places
Shree Khandoba Temple (Opp. S.T. Stand), Mallika Arjun Mandir, Swami Samarth Samadhi - Budhwar Peth, Akkalkot, Hakkyacha Maruti Mandir (Aazad Galli), Joshi Buwa Math (Tilak Galli), Sheikh Nurdin Dargah, Ballappa Maharaj Tapobhumi, Palace of Akkalkot

Nearest Railway Station
Solapur

Nearest Airport
Solapur Airport (Code : SSE / VASL)

Accommodation
Bhakta Niwas - 02181-221909 (Rooms Available 400; Fare Rs.250/- for 24 Hours)

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Distance
• Solapur to Akkalkot - 38 Kilometers (By Road)
• Mumbai to Akkalkot - 439 Kilometers (By Road) Via Mumbai Pune Express Way

Mumbai to Solapur - Trains Time Table

Mumbai to Akkalkot Trains Time Table
Trains Schedule (Mumbai to Solapur)

SHIRDI SAIBABA TEMPLE

Shree Saibaba Shirdi Ahmednagar Maharashtra
Shree Sai
Shirdi, a small town in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, located approximately 240 kilometers from Mumbai, is abode of Shree Saibaba.

Saibaba was a mystic saint endowed with unprecedented powers to heal, divine thoughts and the future and fulfill wishes. Saibaba changed the lives of countless people all over India. He became an enigma and the crowds began pouring into Shirdi long before his departure. Devotees from all parts of the world come here at Shirdi to pray before his idol.

Temple's Daily Schedule
• 04.00 Temple Door Open
• 04.15 Bhupali
• 04.30 Kakad Aarti
• 05.00 Bhajan
• 05.05 Shahi Snaan (Holy Bath) Saibaba
• 05.35 Aarti
• 09.00 Abhishek (Pooja)
• 11.30 Dhuni Pooja
• 12.00 Aarti
• 16.00 Pothi
• 17.30 Dhoop Aarti
• 20.30 Bhajans
• 22.30 Shejaarti
• 23.15 Temple Doors closed

Temple's Festival
Ram Navmi, Guru Pournima, Shri Sai Punyatithi

Accommodation
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) # 02423-258500 / 258770 / 258870

How to reach Shirdi
Nearest Airport
Aurangabad (Chikkalthana) Airport (Code:IXU/VAAU)

Nearest Railway Station
Sainagar Shirdi

Distance by Road
• Aurangabad Airport to Shirdi - 115 Kms. Via Nagpur-Aurangabad-Mumbai Highway
• Mumbai to Shirdi - 240 Kms. Via NH3, Nagpur-Aurangabad-Mumbai Highway

Nearby Attractions Shirdi / Holy Places in Shirdi
Adul Baba Cottage, Dixit Wada Museum, Gurusthan, House of Laxmibai Shinde, Chavadi, Dwarkamai Mosque, Shani Shinganapur

MAHALAXMI DEVI TEMPLE KOLHAPUR

Goddess Mahalaxmi
This exquisitely carved temple drawing millions of pilgrims from all over India for many centuries, is an important spiritual center. Over the years, members of royal families of the Shalivahan, Chalukya, Shilahar, Rashtrakoot, Kadamba and Yadava dynasties sought the blessings of this goddess. It is a family deity of numerous devotees. This deity is affectionately called as Ambabai.

In the 7th Century the Chalukya King started the construction of the temple and later in the 9th century the Shilahar Yadava rulers beautified it in the Hemadpanti Style. Thousands of pilgrims from distant places come to this important spiritual place.

The temple complex, consisting of Garbhaghar, Sabha Mandap (Audience Hall), pillars, ceiling also houses the temple of other deities like Kashivishweshwar, Kartikswami, Siddhivinayak, Mahasaraswati, Mahakali, Shree Dattatraya and Shree Ram. The sanctum Sanctorum houses the revered idol of the goddess, Mahalaxmi weighs 40 kgs., the idol is 'Swayambhu' (existing in its natural form). Three and a half feet tall, with the Sheshnag holding his hood like a canopy over the idol, it has four arms that hold a nectar filled cap, a mace and a Shield.

Palanquin (Palakhi) is carried every Friday, besides there are celebrations on Chaitra Poornima and Navratri. The temple has a huge 'Garuda Mandapa' built in 1838. This mandapa holds music concerts wherein renowned artists perform their art before the deity as a service during festivals.

Mahalaxmi Temple (Daily Schedule)
04.30 Temple door opens, Kakad Aarti
08.30 Maha Pooja
11.30 Kumkumarchan
13.30 Alankar Pooja
19.30 Bhog Aarti
22.00 Temple Doors Closed

Accommodation / Hotels / Guest House
Shree Mahalaxmi Dharmashala # 0231-2626377

How to reach Mahalaxmi Temple, Kolhapur
Kolhapur is situated 383 kilometers south of Mumbai and is well connected by rail and road with the other cities in Maharashtra and neighboring states. Kolhapur city has a domestic Airport at Ujalaiwadi which has daily Air Deccan Flight to and from Mumbai.

Nearest Railway Station :-
Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Terminus (Kolhapur Station)

Distance :-
Kolhapur Station to Mahalaxmi Mandir - 2 Kilometers

Nearby Attractions Kolhapur / Holy Places in Kolhapur
Jyotiba Temple, Rankala Lake, Shahu Museum, Gaganbawda, Bhavani Mandap, Town Hall, Khasbag Maidan (Traditional Wrestling Ground), Binkhambi Ganesh Temple, Temlabai Mandir

Photo Gallery Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Mandir

Mahalaxmi Temple KolhapurGoddess Mahalaxmi Ambamata Kolhapur

JEJURI

Khandoba Jejuri
Jejuri is one of the most famous religious places in Maharashtra. The Village Jejuri is popularly known as Khanderayachi Jejuri.

Jejuri's Khandoba Temple is built on a hill, which is approximately 51 kilometers away from Pune Railway Station. As the Temple is on the hill, one has to ascend more than 200 steps. But the ascending is not so tough and the wonderful view of Jejuri village is superb. If weather permits, One can easily see the spectacular view of Dive and Saswad Ghat. One can enjoy number of `Deep Mala' (lamp post) while climbing the hill. Jejuri is really popular for its old Deep Malas.

The Jejuri temple was constructed in 1608. The Sabhamandap (Audience Hall) and other parts of the structure were completed subsequently. In 1742, Holkars constructed pillars and completed battlements and tank. The devotees added gateways, stairways, lamp pillars, cloisters etc.

The Idol of Lord khandoba in the Temple is beautiful.

The shepherd community considers Khandoba as their family deity.

One must visit Jejuri to look the Crystal Stands. Jejuri is one of the important temples in Maharashtra with historical significance.

Khandobacha Yelkot, Yelkot Yelkot Jay Malhar, Sadanandacha Yelkot, Kadepathar Maharaj Ki Jay are some of the popular terms here.

One can find many idols in and nearby the Jejuri Temple.

Temple Festivals :-
Chaitra Pournima, Dussehra, Champa Shashthi, Paush Pournima, Magh Pournima, Mahashivratri, Somvati Amavasya, Guru Pournima

Pandit/Brahmin for Pooja in Jejuri :-
Upadhye Guruji-9850150797, 02115-253152

Accommodation :-
Shree Siddhi Lodge and Hotel # 02115-253090

Best time to visit Jejuri :-
Throughout the year

Nearest Railway Station :-
Jejuri Railway Station

Trains Passing through Jejuri (Time Table) :-

Trains Time Table passing through Jejuri

Distance :-
Mumbai - Jejuri - 206 Kilometers (By Road) Via Mumbai Pune Express Way

Nearby Attractions / Holy Places :-
Shree Mayureshwar Temple, Morgaon (Ashta Vinayak)
Pandeshwar
Bhuleshwar
Saswad
Kanifnath Temple
Balaji Temple