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Review of Mahalaxmi Temple

Mahalaxmi Temple
Ranked #1 of 36 things to do in Kolhapur
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

1. The temple's actual name is Ambabai Temple. It can get confusing when you're trying to locate it on Google maps as Mahalakshmi Temple because Google Map shows it as Ambabai temple.
2. Early morning visits are the best because of no crowds. We had stayed close by to the temple at OYO Govindpuram and were at the temple by 8 am. There were hardly any people around and we had a really peaceful darshan of the devi.
3. Stay close to the temple so that you can visit it quickly in the morning.
4. Arrive at Kolhapur the previous night itself, so you can rest during the night, have an early morning darshan and leave for your destination immediately.
5. There is very less parking available, so if you're coming later in the day, be prepared to hunt around for parking space.
6. The temple opens at around 4:30 am in the mornings so you can plan your visit early itself.
7. Tuesdays, Fridays and weekends are when the crowds are the maximum. Again, visit before 10:30 am for a peaceful and less hassled darshan. Otherwise, if visiting on these days, expect to wait in queue for about 2-4 hours.
8. Mobile phones are allowed into the temple premises, however you are not supposed to click pictures of the idol or the temple premise.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

It is excellent live goddess. need more maintaince , proper enterence ,also proper cleanliness .this is for improvement. it is not affecting the pilgrim status

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

This temple has huge energy vibration. One of the Shakti Peeta's out of 108. Darshan of goddess is blissful. The best part in Maharashtra is the facility of "Mukh Darshan".

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank KiranK2622
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

Jakanachari worlds best Sculptor constructed this temple more than 1500 years old you go round this temple clockwise 108 times to get blessings for your siblings also. The temple has a fascinating real history you can get from temple office the full storey please record his narration on your phone to tell your friends and make them listen.

Goddess Sri Mahalaxmi is present here.

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank dishaa674
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Reviewed 22 September 2018

Ancient Temple and considered to be very powerful. Heavily crowded most of the time but there are some window period during the year, like, monsoon time, just before or after a festival season. Preferable to visit during those time. Make sure you sacrifice your sleep and visit the temple at 5am so as to get good "darshan". There are a number of deity around the temple complex and make sure from which side you have entered as there are 4 entrances and from inside all looks similar. Despite catering to such huge crowds the temple is fairly clean and the locales are also very helpful. Do not bring your car as parking is an issue and no video/photography is allowed, although the security is not so strict as I saw some people taking photographs in the temple.
Overall a kind of "holistic" experience.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank RaviKumar I
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