The Mahabaleshwar Temple that is
located 6 km to the north of the main city is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This
temple is one of the significant pilgrimage sites for the Hindus. It was built
in the 16th century and it portrays a typical South Indian
architectural style. The temple is very beautifully built, it has stone walls
and is divided into two parts, one being the sanctum sanctorum and the other is
the central hall. I
Enclosed by a 5 ft high stone wall, this temple is divided into two areas, the
sanctum sanctorum and the central hall.
The Mahabaleshwar temple also has several
mythologies associated to it, like the legend states that the Maratha ruler,
Shivaji weighed his mother Jijabai in gold in this temple and then gave away
the gold in charity. This temple is also an abode to Lord Shiva’s trishul,
Rudraksha, damru and a bed which are approximately 300 years old.
Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM, Saturday: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM, Sunday: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM, Public Holidays: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM.