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About Jyotiba Temple

The Jyotiba Temple near Wadi Ratnagiri attracts thousands of devotees every year. Located in the Kolhapur district, Maharashtra the temple is an ancient one built in 1730 and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. The deity is an incarnation of three gods Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwar and their creation Jamadagni. Every year a grand fair is held on full-moon nights of Chaitra and Vaisakha in of the Hindu calendar. Situated at the height of 3124 feet above the sea level, the Jyotiba temple is dedicated to Jyotiba (Dattatreya). It is only 18 km from Kolhapur city. The premises includes some other smaller temples and light towers. As mythological stories go, the Jotiba helped Mahalaxmi to fight the demons. This temple, located at a significant height is surrounded by mountains covered in green and black rock face. Sunday is the sacred day of Jotiba and scores of devotees visit the temple, especially on this day.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Not Allowed Footwear
  • Allowed Camera, Video

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