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“Shiv temple”

Mahabaleshwar Temple
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Bangalore
Level 6 Contributor
90 reviews
53 attraction reviews
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“Shiv temple”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

The temple is dedicated to Lord shiva, and it is from this temple that the place gets its name. The temple is well kept and there are shops lined around. There is also another Shiv temple, Atibaleshwar temple in the same place. (and further ahead is the Panchganga temple). The Linga in this temple is said to be a swayambhu (originated on its own), but for me it looked just like a rock's top. Nevertheless, pooja is offered in this temple as old as 4000 yrs or more. The drive to the place is also very beautiful and scenic.

Would hardly take about 15 to 20 minutes to cover this place, and hence, you may not want to miss this place on your visit.

Visited October 2012
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Mumbai
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“Temple Hub”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

A temple hub consisting of Mahabaleshwar temple, Atibaleshwar temple and Panchganga temple, these were built thousands of years ago. The story goes that 2 demons, Mahabal and Atibal created huge disruptions in the world and Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh were prayed to release the world from their wrath. Vishnu killed Atibal,however Mahabal had the boon of 'death at will'. Hence, the gods requested Adimaya to charm Mahabal. Mahabal said to Adimaya that I will die in your hands only if the 3 Gods agree to reside on earth in our names.
Hence, Vishnu in the form of Atibaleshwar, Shiva in the form of Mahabaleshwar and Brahma in the form of Koteshwar (The demon army) resided here.
The Panchganga temple is the place where 5 rivers of Maharashtra join - Koyna, Venna, Krishna, Savitri and Gayatri.
This temple was restored by Shivaji Maharaj.

Visited October 2012
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Navi Mumbai, India
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“Nice Place”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

A 4500 years old temple but well maintained. Photography is not allowed, but a very beautiful place.

Visited September 2012
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Rajkot, India
Level 5 Contributor
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“Beautiful Shiv Temple”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

there are actually 2 temples which are interconnected - Atibaleshwar temple and the Shiv Temple both of which are said to be approx 4000 to 5000 years old where lord shiva is being worshiped. Also further ahead is the famous Panchganga temple which is the origination place of the 5 rivers which flow across Maharashtra.. a very holistic place and should visit recomendation for all those of get exited with old history and culture

Visited September 2012
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mumbai
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“River source”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

A great drive to the temple and very scenic. The insides of the temple are reasonably clean. The car parking is a mess and the hawkers a nusicance. The source of many Western India rivers!

Visited December 2011
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