• Kolisare

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Kolisare is a village which has Natural Beauty at its best. Mountains with dense greenery are the prime attraction for the visitors.

Kolisare village has a population of around 900. River Shastri flows from this place. Temple trustees also provide the Lodging & Boarding at a reasonable rate.

Specialities

Kolisare is also known from the Spiritual point of view. A famous temple of Lord Lakshmi- Keshav is a Guardian God (कुलदैवत) for many Maharastriyan Brahmin families such as Joshi, Khambete, Ghaisas etc (mostly शांडिल्य गोत्र).

The temple is at 2000 ft high from sea level. A continuous spring of water is the prime attraction for the visitors near this temple.

History

The deity of the Lakshmi- Keshav is having a long history. Before 1200 years Rashtrakul (राष्ट्रकुल) family was ruling over Marathwada region of Maharashtra. All the family members were devotees of Lord Vishnu and they had constructed many beautiful temples. After few years due to attacks of Mughals, many deities were immersed into the water for protection. Such one deity is immersed into the Rankala Lake (रंकाळा तलाव) near Kolhapur. The same deity is installed at Lakshmi- Keshav Temple Kolisare. This ceremony was took place in the year 1510. The deity is the example of rich ancient Indian sculpture. The height of the deity is around 5 feet with all the ornaments and weapons.

Summary

Place Name: Kolisare
Additional Names: कोळीसरे
District: Ratnagiri
Category: Temple
Best time: Monsoon is the best time to visit Kolisare as the surrounding areas turns lush green with many waterfalls.

How to reach?

From Ratnagiri: 60 km
From Ganapatipule: 60 km
From Jaigad: 15 km


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