The ancient rock cut shrine in the Elephanta island off the coast of Bombay houses an
imposing image of Trimurthi Shiva.
at Ellora:This ancient monolithic rock cut
monument built in the Dravidian idiom is a masterpiece of creation.
- The origin of the river Godavari is intimately linked with this Jyotirlinga shrine near Nasik.
Jyotirlinga Shrine is associated with the legend of
Shiva destroying the demon Tripurasura.
Jyotirlinga Shrine is a temple located in the
vicinity of Ellora.
shrine in Goa: This is an ancient Shiva
temple located in New - Picholim, near Panaji.
at Kolhapur: This revered pilgrimage center referred to as Karavira Kshetra enshrines Mahalakshmi.
||Kanheri Caves near
Mumbai: Read a traveller's account of his experiences
on his way to Kanheri from Mumbai.
|The Ashta Vinayak shrines: The
State of Maharashtra holds Ganapati in great reverence. 8 of these shrines around Pune are
collectively referred to as the Ashta Vinayak temples.
||Bhavani Temple at
Tuljapur: Bhavani the
tutelary deity of the great Maratha ruler Shivaji is enshrined at Tuljapur and is visited
by thousands throughout the year.
|Moreshwar in Moregaon, is one of the most popular
of the Ashta Vinayaka shrines in Maharashtra depicting Ganapati on a peacock mount.
||Ranjangaon in Maharashtra enshrines
Mahaganapati depicting the legend of Shiva invoking Ganesha during his battle with the
||Mahad in Maharashtra enshrines
Varadvinayak associated with the legend of Rukmangada, Indra and the Bhadravana
|Girijaatmaja Vinayak at Lenyadri hills in Maharashtra is a
representation of Ganesha in the form of an infant.
Ozar in Maharashtra depicts Ganapati
as Vigneshwar who quelled the arrogance of the demon Vignaasuran.
|Ballal Vinayak at Pali in Maharashtra is
associated with the legend of a young lad Ballal's devotion to Ganapati.
|Chintamani Vinayak in Maharashtra
is associated with the legend of the Chintamani gem and Kapila Muni.
||Siddhi Vinayak in Siddhatek in Maharashtra
commemorates the legend of Vishnu invoking Ganesha, during his battle with the demons.
||The Siddhi Vinayak temple in Bombay is a
modern shrine visited by thousands throughout the year.
Pandharpur: This ancient pilgrimage center enshrining Vithoba has been associated with the revered
saints of Maharashtra.
Temple Index provides pointers to several temples
located all over the state of Maharashtra.