Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Temple Maharashtra History, Timings & Online Booking

Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Temple Maharashtra History-Timings & Online Booking

Mahalaxmi Temple, also known as the maata Amba Bai Temple, is located in Kolhapur, Maharashtra. Kolhapur Mahalaxmi temple hours start at 4 am and last from 11 am until 11 at night. People who are devoted to the temple can make Kolhapur Mahalaxmi darshan to the temple online on their official site.


Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Temple

Kolhapur Mahalaxmi temple is extremely sacred, particularly to people who follow Shakta Sakha and revere Adi Parasakti as their primary god.

Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Temple believes to be one of the 18 Maha Shakti peethas as stated within the Ashta Dasha Shakti Peetha hymn composed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya.

By the belief system of Shaktimatam In the Srimad Devi Bhagavat Purana Adi Parasakti addresses himself as "the master of the universe, absolute reality, dynamic in feminine form and constant in the masculine form".

The goddess Adi Parasakti was been thought of as"the "Supreme Being". She is the creator, destroyer, and watcher of the universe, who created the trinity consisting of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva together alongside Goddess Saraswati, Lakshmi, and Parvati. She believes that she is the goddess of nature.

The splendor of Adi Parasakti was been documented in numerous other sacred texts like Shiva Purana, Devi Mahatmyam and Vishnu Purana, and Shakta Purana. Within the Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Temple, Adi Parasakti takes on the shape of Mahalaxmi the wife of Goddess Vishnu.

Nearby Temples

  • Jyotiba Temple
  • Bhavani mandap
  • Narasimhawadi or the Narsobachi Wadi
  • Bahubali Hill Temple
  • Kopeshwar temple

Festivals are celebrated

  • Navratri Mahotsav
  • Lalitha Panchami
  • Kirnotsav
  • Rathotsav
  • Deepavali

Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Temple Timings

It is believed that the Kolhapur Mahalaxmi temple timings are opening around 4:00 am and closing around 11:00 midnight. In this period the temple also performs different ceremonies. The worshipers may participate in these ceremonies like the harati in the evening and afternoon.

Poojas and Sevas at the Mahalaxmi Mandir Kolhapur

  • Ghantanaad
  • Kakad Aarti
  • Morning maha pooja
  • Naivaidyam
  • Afternoon maha pooja
  • Alankar Pooja
  • Dhup Aarti or Bhog Aarti
  • Shej Aarti

History of Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Temple

The following is a brief description that describes the Temple:

First Story

According to documented records that have been found, the timeline of Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Temple dates back to the Chalukya period between the year 550 AD to the year 660 AD. The Chalukyas constructed the first temple in this particular time which is evident in the distinct style of architecture.

In the end, an earthquake that occurred in the 7th century caused the destruction of many antiquated monuments. A few of them have survived and are available to be observed. Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Temple has long been obscured because it is covered the forest with lush vegetation.

The temple was eventually been discovered by Konkan King Carnadio in the year 109 AD. In 109 AD, King Gandaraditya (11th century) of the Shilahara dynasty constructed an area of a pilgrimage around the main sanctuary.

He also constructed two shrines to Mahakali and Maha Saraswati. The main sanctum of the Sanctorum on the second floor is believed by some to have been constructed in Matulinga Yadava.

The entrance to the eastern part of the Mahalaxmi Temple Complex bears the inscribed 17th-century Maratha rule. It mentions that it was the Dhabadels and Gaikwads who ruled over the area and restored the temple.

In 1941 Shrimant Jahagirdar Babasaheb Ghatge built nine planetarium idols in the Navagraha Temple. Sri Shankaracharya from Sankeshwar has recently constructed the five gopurams or domes in the 19th century.

Garud Mandapam had built between 1838 and 1843 under the direction of Daji Pandit. Kurma Mandapam as well as Ganapati Chowk were been believed to have been constructed by the Yadava Dynasty.

Second Story

There are many myths associated with the Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Temple. One myth found in Karavira Mahatmyam states that a demon called Kolha resided in a location that was previously called Padmavati Pura.

When he was about to perform the penance of Brahma and Brahma, another demon named Sukeshi was able to invade his kingdom. The demon took the life of Sukesh as well as made the son of his Karavir his King. But, Shiva, Lord Shiva defeated Karavir in combat.

Aiming to get revenge, he performed an act of worship for Mahalaxmi (Parvati or a different form that is Adi Parasakti) as well as pleaded her not to be allowed to enter the city for 100 years. The goddess agreed and then left.

Kolha terrified the populace as well as the gods, and they made their heaven home. The gods pleaded with Mahalaxmi for her return to kill the demon.

A hundred years later, Mahalaxmi appeared along with the assistance of the gods and goddesses and goddesses, killed a demon named Kolha. After the demon's passing away, Kolha apologized and asked for three weeks of rest from the goddess.

They wanted to call the city Kolhapur and the women would like to remain in the city to protect the city and eventually make the city an open field.


Third Story

Another well-known legend connected to Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Temple is the legend that the Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Temple is that of Goddess Mahalaxmi, who is associated with Lord Vishnu. At the start of Kaliyuga the god Lord Vishnu made the decision to depart from Venkatadri and travel to Vaikuntha.

Brahma was devastated and asked Narada to convince Vishnu to return. Narada was taken towards the bank of the Ganges which was where he was able to see the Sage Bhrigu doing the Yajna.

Sage Bhrigu could not identify who was the patron of Yajna. He visited Satyaloka and discovered there that the Brahma, the Lord of Satyaloka Brahma is engaged in Reciting the Vedas, speaking his name for Narayana, and observing Saraswati.

It was there that he was at Kailasa and saw there that the god Lord Shiva was playing an activity with Goddess Parvati. Finally, He visited Vaikuntha and saw the fact that Vishnu as well as Lakshmi Devi were lying asleep and were not paying attention to his visit. In anger at the situation, Vishnu punched Vishnu in the stomach.

Sri Mahavishnu promptly massaged the foot and asked whether Rishi was hurt. The Rishi was delighted by his peace and chose to devote the Yajna Vishnu. However, Lakshmidevi was unhappy with what had transpired and departed Vaikuntam to go to Karavirapura (Kolhapur).

The story of Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Temple dates back to the Chalukya period.

How do I get to Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Temple


The closest airport is Kolhapur Domestic Airport located just 10km away from Mahalaxmi Temple Complex. Airport flights are restricted only to Pune or Belgaum.

But, Belgaum Airport and Dabolim Airport (Panaji, Goa) are about 100 km and 140 km from each other. Buses and trains can be accessed from these airports, connecting Kolhapur.


Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Terminus is the closest station on the railway situated 5 kilometers from the shrine. The city was excellent connections to all major cities of India.

Numerous trains stop at the junctions and connect cities such as Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Bangalore, Tirupati, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Solapur, Dhanbad, and Ahmedabad.


The Maharashtra State Transport Corporation (MSTC) operates regular Kolhapur buses that connect the major Maharashtra cities, including Mumbai, Pune, and Solapur.

Buses can also be found from Goa as well as Bangalore. Numerous private bus companies operate bus services to Kolhapur from major cities such as Bangalore as well as Pune.

Mahalaxmi Mandir Kolhapur Accommodation

There are a variety of guest houses in the vicinity of to the Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Temple Complex and other areas within the town. The rates are affordable.

Rooms can be booked from a variety of choices. Many hotels offer great and clean accommodations, as well as restaurants.

Nearby, there are well-known hotels such as Padma Guest House, Hotel Jyotiba, Hotel Pearl, and Heritage Resort.

Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Temple Darshan online booking

Due to corona due to corona, due to corona, the Kolhapur Mahalaxmi temple darshan online registration process isn't available. If you have any questions, go to the temple's official site.

Address and Contact Number


B ward, mangalwar peth,



Fax: 0231-2626750