Jotiba Temple

Situated at a height of 1000 meters above sea level , this holy place nested in the mountains near Wadi Ratnagiri which is about 20 km north west of Kolhapur. Lord Jotiba Temple is a beautiful structure of sculpture in the 18th Century. Many devotees came from Maharashtra, Andhra and Karnataka state every year for his family deity Lord Jotiba. Lord Jotiba is also known as the Dakkhan’s King and Kedareshwar. Lord Shiva, Mahalaxmi, Yamai, Chopdai, Kedarnath, associate into a family. Devotees take experience awareness of Lord Jotiba. Every year on ‘Chiatra Ekadashi’, the Hindus Calendar 11th day of the first month, thousands of devotees is gathered on Jotiba Hill. They celebrate their joy of visiting Lord Jotiba by dancing with the huge sticks, known as Sasankathi.

Jotiba is supposed to bean incarnation of three Gods Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh and the seer Jamdagni. To reach the temple one has to climb up125 steps. Inside the campus, there are two temples – one is Harinarayan and the other is Kashi- Vishweshwar. The idol of Jotiba facing the south sitting on horse has four arms with weapons like sword, apanpatra, a Damaroo and Trishul.

A manmoth colorful fair takes place on the full moon night of Chaitra and Vaishakha.

Nearest Places :Panhala (12 km),Amba (55 km)