Guhagar is one of the best beach destinations in Maharashtra. It is known for its beaches, temples and its natural beauty. It is considered to be one of the best places to visit in Konkan. The region is said to have existed since the times of Lord Parshurama. It is surrounded by rich coconut groves, forests and the mountains of the Western Ghats.
There are many temples in Guhagar that you should explore. We have listed the best temples near Shantai By The Lake that will make your beach getaway even better! These temples have a long history and mythological significance.
Best Temples In Guhagar
1. Velneshwar Temple
The Velhneshwar Temple is located on the shores of the Velneshwar Beach. The temple is said to have been in existence since ancient times, the current structure being around 400 years old. It is an old Shiva temple and is one of the best temples in Guhagar.
The temple is surrounded by greenery, coconut trees and golden coastlines. The village is said to be 1200 years old.
2. Vyadeshwar Temple
Vyadeshwar Temple is another temple in Guhagar dedicated to Lord Shiva. According to the text, ‘Shree Vyadeshwar Mahtmya’ the temple was constructed in the 12th century. According to legend, the idol in the temple is said to be from ancient times.
Along with the main Shiva idol, the temple also has idols located on four sides. The idols are dedicated to Ganesh, Durga, Laxminarayan, and Suryanarayan. The Shiva Lingam in the central hall of the temple is made of black stone. The huge idol of Nandi, the bull is located in the hall in front of the central temple.
3. Dashbhuja Ganesh Temple
Located 10 kilometres south of Velneshwar, the Dashbhuja Ganesh Temple in Hedvi is another beautiful religious place to visit. The temple was constructed during the Peshwa era and is quite vibrant in appearance. The temple is also surrounded by lush greenery and mango trees.
The Ganesh idol is also known as Shri Dashbhuja Lakshmi Ganesh i.e the Ganesh with ten arms. The idol is constructed with pure marble. The idol depicts the warrior and protector form of Lord Ganesha which is quite unique.
4. Kanakaditya Temple
Located in Kasheli village, the ancient temple of Kanakaditya is one of the best temples to visit in Guhagar. The idol of Suryanarayan is said to be 800 years old. Aditya is the name of the Sun-god, which is housed in this beautiful temple made of lateritic rocks.
In the temple, there are also beautifully carved idols of other gods and goddesses, along with the depiction of the churning of the ocean during the Kurma Avatar phase of Lord Vishnu. At the entrance of the sanctum, the wooden idol of Lord Vishnu is sitting on the Serpent God.
5. Shree Kshetra Parshuram Temple
Shree Kshetra Parshuram Temple is dedicated to Lord Parshurama, the 6th Avatar, or reincarnation of Lord Vishnu. According to Hindu Mythology, Lord Parashurama is one of the seven Chiranjeevs i.e. those who never die.
After he donated the earth to Maharishi Kashyap, he fired an arrow into the sea and the sea god rescinded from the arrow. The land reclaimed became known as Konkan. The temple is located 12 kilometres away from Chiplun
6. Mallikarjun Temple
For those who want to be in the lap of nature and experience the scenic beauty of Konkan, then Mallikarjun Temple is the one for you. It is located in Shirambe village, which is 40 kilometres away from Savarde Village.
The temple is a beautiful sight, which is located right in the centre of a huge tank that collects water from the streams and geysers. It is also near Veer Devpat Waterfalls and Dhamapur Waterfalls.
7. Sharada Devi Temple
Sharada Devi Temple is another beautiful temple located in Chiplun near Guhagar. It is 12 kilometres from Sawarde on the Mumbai - Gao Highway. It is located 4 kilometres away from
On the third day of Navaratri, the celebrations of Sharadostav take place. Devotees from different parts of Ratnagiri take part in these festivities. The temple is surrounded by dense forests and lush greenery, making it one of the best temples to visit in Guhagar.
With so many beautiful temples in Guhagar, you will surely love to visit Guhagar, as well as Chiplun. For those who want to experience the best of Konkan, Shantai By The Lake is here for you! The lakeside resort is located near Guhagar Beach. It is the perfect blend of luxury and traditional architecture.
So what are you waiting for? Book your weekend with us now! Read more to know more about the various things you can do near our resort.