Other Places

Other Places Near Ganpatipule

  Ganeshgule (Agargule)

        This is found on Pavas-Poorngad road. At about 4 km from the main-road, we get to see this famous Ganeshgule temple, which is 400 years old. The original construction is in jambha rock and it's painted recently. There is no commonly found Ganesh statue in the altar, instead, we get to see a huge piece of rock. There is a 70 ft deep well in the temple premises. Once upon a time, there was a continuous flow of water from the naval point of this huge piece of rock. This flow ceased to now all of a sudden some day since when it is believed that the almighty transferred Him self from Ganeshgule to Ganpatipule . This is a popular legend about the migration. That even created a saying in Marathi- 'Gulyacha Ganapati Pulyala Gela' (The Ganesh of Gule went to Pule)


        This temple is on just 5 km distance from the main market area of Rajapur. The scenes around are very pleasant and the temple is old too, which is always a very great combination. This temple is marked with a specious auditorium, outer altarand inner altar along with Nagarkhana (Place to beat holy drums on special occasions in a temple) and stone-towers far Lamps, close by the temple we see the descending dive of Mrudani River over a black rock. This waterfall is at its peak in the full rainy-season. The deep spot where the water fall lands is known as "koti-teerth." We can see a very beautiful Ganesh idol carved and of black stone. The temple has a tradition of celebrating Mahashivaratri from magh vadhya 10 to falgun shuddh 1!

  Hot water spring - Unhaale

        It's a tiny lord Shiva temple on the Mumbai-Goa highway - Unhale village. On the open grassy land beyond a well-constructed cement wall close to the temple- there are those hot water springs. These springs function through out the year. The pressure may fluctuate, but the sulfur smelling hot water springs always serve their visitor with the medicinal healing power, especially skin-diseases. Though the origin of these springs is unknown till today, its continuous existence is evident through the stone-made Go-mukh. When one gets to see the literally boiling water gushing out of mother-earth, getting wonder-struck is but natural.

  Ganga - Teerth - Rajapur

        On the Mumbai-Goa highway, this famous spot is next to Rajapur. The Ganga-teerth. There are 14 Kund (Earthen thanks bordered with Jambha rock. At the main entrance itself we see kashi kund and Go-mukh. Close by in a vacant place there is the 'Original Kund' under a tree. The Ganga exhibits here for the first time, once these two kund get over flowing, it's the turn of the other kund. The miracle of nature is that, though all the kund water smells the same sulphor, the temperature varies from kund to kund. One can bath under the flow of water descending through the Go-mukh in kashi-kund. This Ganga emerging any time of the year should be regarded as a miracle of nature. Normally, the emergence of Ganga at Rajapur takes place after 3 years. In the mean while all the kund are empty and wait for the next emergence of Ganga!

  Shri Kanakaditya Mandir

        The road past village Gaonkhadi at the 7 km. spot takes a right turn to take us at Kanakaditya temple. We see the specious auditorium when we enter from east and make half turn to the red-roof temple is splendid- that includes designs on the pillars, patterns of vines and leaves, carved images of various Gods and Goddesses etc. Another beauty spot to watch is the wooden carving of Gods and Goddesses on the ceiling of the temple. The Kanakaditya statue in black stone is a marvellous work of sculpture. A special silver chariot is ready for Lord Kanakaditya. The Rath (Chariot) saptami festival in this temple is in between magh shuddha 7 to magh shuddha 11.

  Shri Mahakali Mandir

        The village Adiware on the Ratnagiri Rajapur via pavas road is blessed with Shree Mahakali Mandir close to the main road. There are five idols in the temple namely Shri Yogeshwari, Shri Mahakali, Shri Mahalaxmi, Shri Mahasarswati and Shri Ravalnath. Just on the entrance we find the original Shri Yogeshwari, left to that is Shri Mahkali, Shri Mahalaxmi and Shri Mahasaraswati. A bit away is Lord Ravalnath Temple. The internal part of the temple is laden with the images of Lord Ganesh, Mrudungi, Jay-Vijay and many such Gods on the wooden pillars, ceiling etc. The Mahakali idol is with four hands south facing and is made up of black stone. The idol wears a head gear (top) with five mouths, a double-ended hand drum (damaru) in one hand and Trishul in second, a sword in third and panchapatrain the fourth hand. The navaratri festival is celebrated with zeal and zest in this temple every year.

  Golwarkar Guruji Memorial

        Shri Madhavrao Sadashivrao Golwalkar, affectionately known as Shri Guruji, was the second Sarsanghachalak of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), from 1940-1973. It was Shri Guruji who nurtured the RSS and helped it attain a pre-eminent position in Bharat’s national life. A seer and visionary, he articulated the basic guiding principles of the RSS. He was and remains a constant source of inspiration, not only to RSS swayamsevaks but to several individuals and organizations in different walks of life. His thoughts on various issues concerning Hindu society are relevant even today. Truly, he was a Rashtra-rishi.