Kaneshwar Mandir, Alibag

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The Kaneshwar Devasthan (Temple) is a well-known Shiva Temple. It is located about 12 km away from Alibag and is situated at a height of a dizzying 900 feet, atop a hill. Worshippers and pilgrims set upon a journey of a 500 stairs-climb that takes them to the imposing deity of Lord Shiva. The temple was constructed by Raja Ramdev Yadav.

The temple premises are beautifully done. It consists of several small temples dedicated to Sri Hanuman, Sri Balram Krishna and Sri Paleshwar. There’s also a Bheem Kunda – a flower garden – and a Nagaar Khana. A fair is organized on the auspicious event of Karthik Poornima annually here.

The idol of Lord Shiv is close to 54 feet and a wonder to look at. Close by, there is a monumental sweet water tank that was built in black stone.

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