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40 Hindu Temples to explore in Maharashtra

Maharashtra

Maharashtra is the wealthiest state by all major economic parameters and also the most industrialized state in India. Maharashtra is well known for its culture, history, architect, food, and art.

Ambabai Temple
Ambabai TempleMaharastra State Highway 116 Dewale Maharashtra 416001 Republic of, Maharashtra 414003, India

Ambabai is mentioned in many Puranas. The idol of the Devi is made of precious stone, weighing about 40 Kgs. It contains mater mixed with Hirak bits. This throws light on its ancientness. This temple is located in the heart of Kolhapur.

Ambajogai Yogeswari temple
Ambajogai Yogeswari templeAmbajogai, Maharashtra 431517, India

Yogeshwari Temple is consecrated to Goddess Yogeshwari who fulfils all the desires of her devotees. Located in Ambajogai village, the temple is among the most revered temples of Beed District. Yogeshwari temple stands on the western bank of the Jayanti river which flows through the city. The temple architecture is of Hemadpanthi style.

Amruteshwar Temple
Amruteshwar TempleAhmednagar, Maharashtra 422605, India

Temple which was built in the 12 century AD. The walls are decorated with geometrical patterns and few sculptures. The shikhara has four vertical spires with diminishing miniature shikhara capped with a flat amalaka. A pushkarani or stepped tank in square pan is also provided near temple. The temple faces the west and is dedicated to Shiva,

Anand Sagar
Anand SagarAnand Sagar, Shegaon, Maharashtra 444203, India

Ananad Sagar is developed by Shri Gajanan Maharaj Sansthan, taking in to consideration the increasing number of devotees coming at Shegaon Mandir for Darshan, as there was no place nearby Shegaon to spare time. Sansthan has decided to develop a place which should be spiritual as well as entertainment Center for Devotees.

Bhavani Mandap
Bhavani MandapBhavani Mandap, C Ward, Kolhapur, Maharashtra 416002

It is a historical building and heritage site in the central walled portion of the city of Kolhapur. Bhavani Mandap is a famous building and the abode of the goddess Tulja Bhavani who is known as a guest in the city of Kolhapur, which is considered to be the city of her elder sister Mahalaxmi, whose temple the city is popular for. Bhavani Mandap is built according to the architectural style of the British Empire. An era of the Maratha dynasty, with relics of the royal era is found displayed here

Bhimashankar Temple
Bhimashankar TempleLonavala Rd, Kolawali, Maharashtra 412108, India

Bhimashankar temple is a Jyotirlinga shrine located northwest of Khed. Bhimashankar is also the source of river Bhima.

Chattushringi Mandir
Chattushringi MandirSenapati Bapat Road, Near, Pune University Rd, Gokhalenagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411016, India

One of the most famous temples in Pune, Chaturshringi Mountain is located on the top of a hill right on the Senapati Bapat Road. It is said to have been built during the reign of the Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhosle. The presiding deity of the temple is Goddess Chaturshringi, also known as Goddess Ambareshwari. To reach the main sanctum of the temple, tourists will have to climb approximately 100 stairs but the view of the hill that one gets from the top is worth all the efforts.

Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati Temple
Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati TempleGanpati Bhavan, 250, Budhvar Peth, Budhwar Peth, Pune, Maharashtra 411002, India

The temple is a beautiful construction and boasts a rich history of over 100 years. The Ganesh idol placed inside is 2.2 meters tall and 1 meter wide. and is adorned with nearly 40 kilos of gold.

Elephanta Caves
Elephanta CavesGharapuri, Maharashtra 400094, India

Elephanta Caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a collection of cave temples predominantly dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. They are on Elephanta Island in Mumbai Harbour, The Elephanta Caves contain rock cut stone sculptures that show syncretism of Hindu and Buddhist ideas and iconography. The caves are hewn from solid basalt rock. Except for a few exceptions, much of the artwork is defaced and damaged

Ellora Caves
Ellora CavesAurangabad, Maharashtra 431005, India

One of the largest rock-cut monastery-temple cave complexes in the world, featuring Hindu, Buddhist and Jain monuments, and artwork, dating from the 600–1000 CE period.

Gagan Gad, Gaganbawada
Gagan Gad, GaganbawadaSH 115, Maharashtra 416101, India

Gagangad is a fort situated in Gaganbawada tehsil of Kolhapur district. It was built in 1190. The surroundings of Gagangad offers you the most scenic views of mighty mountain ranges of Western Ghats. Each season the view will be different and magnificent. The misty mountains and lush green hills of Gaganbawada are treated to the eyes.

Gatha mandir
Gatha mandirGatha Mandir - Gandharva Vihar Rd, Dehu, Maharashtra 412109, India

Dehu Gatha temple is one of the largest temples and is located near Pune. At the entrance of the temple lies the statue of Sant Tukaram Maharaj. What attracts people the most are the carvings of all Gathas ie legends/storis of Sant Tukaram on the walls of the temple which are very easy to read. It is said that one must read at least 3 Gathas on visiting the temple. The temple is located on Indrayani River's bank.

Grishneshwar Temple
Grishneshwar TempleVerul, Maharashtra 431102, India

Grishneshwar Temple is one of the shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva that is referenced in the Shiva Purana. The temple is an important pilgrimage site in the Shaiva tradition of Hinduism which considers it as the last or twelfth Jyotirlinga.

Jejuri Temple
Jejuri TempleJejuri, Maharashtra 412303, India

Jejuri Khandoba Temple is dedicated to Khandoba, who is also known as Mhalsakant or Malhari Martand in the region. Khandoba is the important god worshipped by Dhangar, the oldest tribes in Maharashtra. It is believed that Khandoba is a god of Sakamabhakti, the god who fulfills all the desires of his devotees. Jejuri is popular for its old Deep Mala.

Kaneri Math, Kolhapur, Maharashtra
Kaneri Math, Kolhapur, Maharashtrakaneri, Kolhapur, Maharashtra 416234, India

Also known as the Sidagiri Gramjivan museum is a sculpture museum situated at Srikhsethra Siddagiri Math. This museum showcases different aspects of Gramjivan. This initiative was the dream of Mahatma Gandhi and was created through the vision and efforts of the Siddhagiri Gurukul Foundation.

Kedareshwar Mandir ,Prakasha
Kedareshwar Mandir ,PrakashaNandurbar, Maharashtra 425422, India

This place is also known as Dakshin Kashi because of this temple. A number of devotees will visit this temple every day.

Khadan -shiv temple
Khadan -shiv templeAmbernath, Maharashtra 421505, India

This is a historic 11th-century Hindu temple still in use at Ambarnath and known locally as Puratana Shivalaya. The architecture of this temple is very beautiful and wondering.

Mahakali Temple Trust Dharmashala
Mahakali Temple Trust DharmashalaChandrapur - Jatpura Gate Rd, Bazar Ward, Chandrapur, Maharashtra 442402, India

Mahakali temple is important pilgrimage of Chandrapur city and many devotees visit the temple every day, especially on Tuesday. The ancient temple was built by Dhundya Ram Sah, Tribal King of Gond Dynasty around 16th century. The sculptures on the walls of Mahakali temple were outstanding blend of Tibetan and Hindu traditions.

Mahalakshmi Mandir
Mahalakshmi MandirNavpada, Vile Parle East, Vile Parle, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400057, India

The Mahalaxmi Temple is one of the oldest temples situated in the city of Mumbai. Located on the Bhulabai Desai Road in Mahalaxmi West, it is dedicated to Goddess Mahalaxmi or the 'Goddess of Wealth'. The temple was built sometime around the 16th - 17th century and the main presiding deity here is Goddess Laxmi, while Goddess Kali and Saraswati are other two deities worshipped here.

Manudevi Temple
Manudevi TempleJalgaon, Maharashtra 425127, India

Situated in the lush green ranges of Satpuda mountains, on the banks of River Tapi, is the Shree Manudevi Temple. It is the supreme family deity of many of the families who reside in the vicinity.

Map of Hindu Temples to explore in Maharashtra