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Situated at Malvan Jay Ganesh temple is now on a ‘must see’ list of tourists. The temple is built by Shri Jayantrao Salgaonkar, an astrologer of repute and creator of very popular almanac ‘Kalnirnay’. Situated in Medha locality of Malvan on ancestral family land of Salgaonkars, the temple has been constructed as per the holy principles of temple architecture in India. Shri Jayantrao personally supervised the construction. The presiding deity in the temple is Lord Ganesha, much revered Elephant God of Maharashtra. The idol is of pure gold. This main idol in the sanctum sanctorum is in the traditional pose with Riddhi- Siddhi (consorts of Lord) on both sides. Siddhi is holding Dhol (Indian traditional percussion instrument) and sword in her hand while Riddhi has pen and paper in her hands. The hall has eight idols of Ganesh carved in the ceiling. One gets a very comfortable feeling of Lord Ganesh looking benevolently from all the eight directions at his disciple. The interior of the temple is very rich and has used soothing colors. A five-day annual festival of Ganesh Jayanti is celebrated on 4th Day of Magh (month in Hindu Calendar). This day is also the anniversary day of the temple.
The speciality of this temple’s architecture can be seen on the early morning of Makar Sankranti (14th or 15th of January). On this day the early sunrays fall directly on the idol and one can see the glittering and shining Ganesha bathed in sunlight.Jayantrao Salgaonkar has named this Ganesha as Jay Ganesha so that the Ganesha may bestow ‘Jay’ (success) on his disciples.
Budget to luxury accomodation is available near Malvan city.
Getting There :
Very close to Malvan city.
By Air :
By Rail :
Nearest railway station is at Kudal/Kankawali.
By Road :
Malvan is easily accessible by Road. By road, Malvan is 514 km away from Mumbai, 200 km from Ratnagiri. When arriving from Mumbai or Goa, take National Highway NH-17 till Kasaal and then take a State Transport bus or Rickshaw for an approximately 35 km ride to Malvan.
Also there are plenty of buses heading towards Goa from Pune which go via Kasal. If you don't get direct bus from Pune, come to Kolhapur by any MSRTC or KSRTC bus. Kolhapur is the centre point for the buses heading towards Konkan, Goa. Buses coming from Pune as well as Sangli, Solapur, Bijapur have to go via Kolhapur to enter into Konkan.
Places to see nearby :
Dhamapur Lake , Bhagwati Temple , Bharadi Devi Angnewadi , Rameshwar Temple , Tarkarli Beach , Amboli Hill Station , Bhalachandra Maharaj Ashram , Kunkeshwar Temple and Beach , Bhogve Beach , Nivati Beach , Shiroda Velagar Beach
Official Website : www.malvantourism.in
Map : Jay Ganesh Mandir Map