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“Beautiful Sun Temple but Remotely Located”

Sri Kanakaditya Temple
Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

Located near Pawas area, you have to drive quite a kms inside Mongo farms to reach it. The temple is good looking and it has basic amenities like water source n toilets. The temple wooden structure is beautiful. The roof of the temple is said to be made of cooper.

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Reviewed February 28, 2017

Sun or Surya was one of the highly revered gods during the Vedic era. In course of time, like that of other Vedic gods, Surya worship lost its prominence, but several temples enshrining the Sun God as the principal deity are still present. One of them is the 900 year old Kanakaditya sun temple in Kasheli, a very small village in Rajapur Taluka of Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra. It is said that King Shilahar of Panhalgad (a hill fort) had donated Kasheli village to Shri. Govind Bhat Bagawat in the service of Brahmins. Govind Bhat was the worshiper of Kanakaditya deity. Progeny of Govind Bhat are the current care takers of the temple. The temple employs local architectural style, with wood as the main component. Recently the wood work has been renovated, but still there are a few remnants of the original woodwork. The deity is made of black stone with gold eyes and accessories. The trip to the temple involves driving through narrow village roads , which makes the experience all the more enjoyable. This functional temple draws many devotees from Maharashtra and neighbouring states, especially during festivals like Rathasaptami.

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Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the very few places which combines the natural beauty with the unique sacred importance......
This temple is one of the very few temples of god son..... (surya dev) specially one of kind which was saved from the waves of 'murti bhanjak' the people who looted and destroyed the hindu holy places and statues of God within... ...
There is a small cave n high cliff seashore just 20 min walk from the temple.... any local villager can guide you if u ask...this is very silent and mind claming place.....
Just 1 thing to say pls avoid to go to shore in mid day....it's very hot at the shore with super heated rocks under your feet....n carry atleast 2 litre of water with u.....as it's some what dehidrating walk sometimes...

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Reviewed August 23, 2016

This is the only Sun temple in Konkan area. Very calm and peaceful place. Every once must visit this place once. Very close to Mahakali temple of adivare

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Reviewed June 1, 2016

We visited Kanakaditya Temple during our stay at Ganesh Gule. Temple is beautiful. Clean and peaceful place. Was surprised to know that this is the only temple with full standing status of Sun God. Renovation work in progress hope it will make it even better without losing ancient touch

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