Saturday, 1 August 2009

Shri Laxmi Narayan Temple -Guhagar

From the T-junction (from where we turn right for Guhagar beach) go straight towards Bank of India. Further to Ganesh flour mill you will find Hotel Kautilya.About two minutes further from here you will find a small temple complex to the left-side of the road.

This area of Guhagar is called "Khalcha Paat" meaning , the lower settlement. Guhagar is classified into three main areas - Khalcha Paat (Lower settlement) , Madhala Paat (middle settlement) and the Varcha Paat(Upper settlement). This Laxmi Narayan mandir is situated in the Khalcha Paat area.

This temple complex accommodates three temples - Shri Laxmi Narayan, Shri Ram and Shri Kshetrapal.Maratha sardar Haripant Phadke built this temple. It must be an ancient temple because it is mentioned in the script "Wyadeshwar Mahatmya" written in 1637.

The temple has a typical old style construction worth watching.A serene and picturesque water tank lies adjacent to this temple.

It is worth a visit in the evenings.

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