Mahabaleshwar Temple is devoted to Lord Shiva and is one of the imperative journey locales for the Hindus. The temple is arranged in the Old Kshetra Mahabaleshwar, which is around 6 km north of the main city. Worked in the sixteenth century by the Chanda Rao More dynasty, this sanctuary is quintessential of the Hemadant building style of South India.
Encased by a 5 ft. high stone divider, this temple is separated into two zones, the sanctum sanctorum, and the central hall. Swayambhu, which is simply the 500 years of age began lingam, is cherished inside the sanctum sanctorum. This self-started lingam is in the state of Rudraksha and is called Mahalingam, which is viewed as better than the twelve Jyothir Lingams.
Ruler Shiva’s Trishul, Rudraksha, damru and a bed which is around 300 years of age, are kept inside this sanctuary. In addition, the sanctuary additionally includes a square molded raised stage. As indicated by the legend, the Maratha ruler, Shivaji weighed his mother Jijabai in gold at this stage and after that gave away the gold in philanthropy.
No entry fee at Kshetra Mahabaleshwar temple
Timings of Kshetra Mahabaleshwar temple
6 AM to 7 PM On all days of the week