Varadvinayak, also spelt as Varadavinayaka, is one of the Ashtavinayak temples of the Hindu deity Ganesha. It is located in Mhad village situated in Khalapur taluka near Karjat and Khopoli of Raigad District, Maharashtra, India. The temple was built (restored) by Peshwa General Ramji Mahadev Biwalkar in 1725AD. Architecture Legend / Local stories Legend has it that the childless king, Bhima of Koudinyapur and his wife met the sage Vishwamitra while they had […]
Raigad, a district in the Indian state of Maharashtra, is home to several ancient and historically significant temples that attract devotees and tourists alike. The district is named after the Raigad Fort, which was the capital of the Maratha Empire under the rule of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The temples in Raigad are not just religious sites but also important cultural landmarks that offer a glimpse into the region’s rich history and architectural heritage.
One of the most famous temples is the Mahad Ganpati Temple, dedicated to Lord Ganesha. This temple is known for its unique architecture and is believed to be one of the Ashtavinayak temples in Maharashtra. Another significant temple in Raigad is the Varad Vinayak Temple, located in the village of Mahad. This temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha and is believed to be over 1000 years old.
Other important temples in Raigad include the Kondeshwar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, and the Bhairavnath Temple, dedicated to Lord Bhairav. The Kondeshwar Temple is located in the town of Badlapur and is known for its beautiful waterfall and serene surroundings. The Bhairavnath Temple is located in the village of Khandala and is believed to have been built during the Yadava Dynasty.
Rameshwar Mandir, Raigad
Rameshwar Mandir is a temple located in Chaul, Maharashtra, India. It is a very ancient temple of Lord Shiva. Being an ancient temple it had completed 275 years. The Chaul region is known for its temples. There are 360 temples in Chaul and also 360 lake or large pond called as POKHARAN in MARATHI. One Rameshwar Das Mandir is in Basai, […]
Pisharnath Mahadev Mandir, Raigad
The Pisharnath Mahadev Mandir is a Shiva temple located in the hill-station of Matheran in Maharashtra, India This temple is the oldest in Matheran and the deity Piśarnāth is the grama devata (village deity). The lingam here is swayambhū and appears in an extraordinary titled ‘L’ shape and is covered with sindoor. This ancient temple is located on the banks of a lake now known as “Charlotte”. The […]
Ballaleshwar Pali, Raigad
Ballaleshwar (lit.: “Ballal’s Lord”) temple is one of the eight temples of Lord Ganesha. Among Ganesha temples, Ballaleshwar is the only incarnation of Ganesha that is known by his devotee’s name. It is located in the village of Pali which is at a distance of 58 km from Karjat in the Raigad district. It is situated between fort Sarasgad and the river Amba. Architecture Legend / Local stories […]
Veerabhadra Devasthan-Vadhav, Raigad
Veerabhadra Devasthan-Vadhav is a Hindu temple located in Vadhav, in the Raigad district of Maharashtra, India Architecture Legend / Local stories Photo Gallery How to Reach: Address Contact Details