Guhagar Temples..

With many outstanding temples in and around Guhagar is a temple town in all regards. Temples committed to various forms of Lord Shiva like Vyadeshwar, Talkeshwar, Udaleshwar, Velneshwar, Balkeshwar and a temple of Ufrata Ganapati Guhagar truely lives upto its reputation. Durga Vyadeshwari Devi temple complex is another prominent temple in Guhagar.
Vyadeshwar temple located at the mouth of the pathway to the Guhagar beach is the most prominent temple amongst the scores of temples in Guhagar. A Shiva temple built in Panchayatana style Vyadeshwar temple has shrines of Sun, Ganesh, Parvati and Vishnu around it and a statue of Nandi in front of the main shrine.
Valukeshwar Temple
Valukeshwar Devsthan is a very old temple and is believed to be from the times of 'puranas'. There is a pillar in the temple with an inscription of the name of Lokmanya Tilak.
Durga Devi Temple - Guhagar

Durga Devi temple is a temple complex located a  kilometer away from the Guhagar bus depot. Shri Durga Vyadeshwari Devi is believed to be the basic avataar of all the Devi "Shaktipiths"

Khajuraho Temples
Durga Devi Temple - Guhagar
Vyadeshwar Temple - Guhagar
Dashabhuja Ganpati Temple - Hedvi
Dashabhuja Ganesh Mandir - Hedvi

This ‘Laxmi – Ganesh Temple’ is not only ancient but also rare. Carved in white stone beleived to be from the Kashmir region the idol is 3 feet high with ten hands, hence the name 'Dashabhuja Ganapati'. Hedvi is 22 Kms from Guhagar bus depot.
Temples Around Guhagar
If the numerous temples in the Guhagar town and the famous temples of Velneshwar and Hedvi weren't enough there are some very sacred and well known temples around Guhagar too. A ferry across the Vashishti river gets you to Dabhol famous for the underground Chandika devi temple in Navse with a swayambhu idol. On the other end of Guhagar across the Jaigad creek is the very famous and popular Swayambhu Ganpati temple in Ganpatipule located right on the Ganpatipule beach.
Temples in Guhagar
Guhagar Temples
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