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Many may associate Kolhapur with the Kolhapuri Sandal and why not, the place has been popular for that for many years now. But for the religiously inclined, the prime reason to travel to Kolhapur is to visit the revered Mahalakshmi Temple. Kolhapur in Maharashtra is an important ancient city that dates back to 300 years. Situated on the banks of the Panchganga River, Kolhapur is one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage sites.

The legend has it that when Lord Balaji married for the second time, his first wife, Mahalakshmi, left him and came to Kolhapur. Despite frequent pleas to return to Tirupati, Mahalakshmiji refused to do so. Even today, she faces the west — the Balaji idol in Tirupati looks towards the east. Kolhapur gets its name from the demon named Kolhasur, who was kil + more about Kolhapur


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